The Grade 1 Theory and Activity Book reinforces the concepts taught in the Grade 1 Lesson and Technique Book by engaging students in writing, playing, rhythm, ear training, and special "Time to Compose" activities. The ear training activities assist students in recognizing rhythm and note patterns and include activities such as: "Follow the Leader"–where students listen to rhythms and clap/tap them back; and "Parrot Play"–where students listen to short melodic patterns or well-known songs and play them back. These creative and diverse activities keep students motivated!
"A very enlightened approach, which is certainly worth considering for very young pianists." - European Piano Teacher’s Association Journal
"The goal of my studio is to instill a life-long love of music, and I choose methods that will help me attain that goal. SATP achieves this on several levels: the colorful graphics really appeal to students; the generous use of classical themes makes them feel that they are playing “important music”; the short pieces are easily mastered with 100 percent accuracy within one week; students develop smart practice habits; and above all, students develop a love for music." - Gail Lew, Clavier Companion