Piano Town, Lessons - Primer by Keith Snell and Diane Hidy. Edited by Diane Hidy. For piano. Snell piano method. Piano Town Series. SMP Primer Level (Early Elementary). Music book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.MP100).
Piano Town. The controlled, steady pacing of the curriculum introduces one element at a time. Each concept is presented in a consistent, reliable format. This clear presentation helps students focus on new skills and information. Lessons Primer Level is written for beginners age 6 to 10. In this 64 page book, students will experience pre-staff reading in middle C and C 5-finger positions, then learn to read on the staff in the middle C, C, and G 5-finger positions. Note values of quarter, half, dotted half and whole note are used in time signatures 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4. Eighth notes are introduced at page 38. Students will learn rest signs, sharp and flat, slur and tie, f and p, staccato and legato, repeat sign, intervals to the 5th, and C and G chords. Verb rich lyrics and detailed artwork engage imagination and promote enthusiasm. Each piece has questions for students to answer to aid in successful learning and comprehension. Most piano students will complete this book in approximately one school year.
About Piano Town
The perfect place to learn to play the piano!
Piano Town is the perfect place to learn to play the piano! A Multi-Key method with an intervallic concentration and a Middle C start, Piano Town combines the best of pedagogy to date with innovative new ideas. Students will love the contemporary feel as they discover the musical wonders of Piano Town. Teachers will love the success of its interactive discovery learning approach!
About SMP Primer Level (Early Elementary)
Very beginning music. Five-finger positions with no chords and almost no hand position movement.
Location: from California
August 16, 2012
I absolutely love the entire Piano Town series. I have been using it consistently for a couple of years now and have students that have progressed through Level 4. I love the sensible way that concepts are presented. You are never surprised by a concept showing up in a piece...
6 of 14 people found this review helpful.
November 15, 2008
I am enjoying teaching this course. My student is enjoying the course as well. The concepts are introduced in an uncluttered format at a comfortable pace and the technic book offers excellent reinforcement. My student loves playing with the accompaniment cd which is unique. The melody line is not so...
25 of 51 people found this review helpful.
Mary M. Misiak
Location: from Fort Walton Beach, FL
August 6, 2007
Great New Piano Series
Piano Town is a great new series. I'm using it with a five-year-old, who has a little sister that just started in the Bastien Basic Pink Primer? I wanted a different series, to avoid sibling rivalry, but it's working out very well because the primer of Piano Town is just...
26 of 51 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Newington, CT
May 21, 2007
Great Alternative to Bastien
The new Kjos series has all the benefits of the Bastien method plus a meaningful way of learning the notes from the F and G clef landmarks. In addition, the series includes a great introduction to classical masterworks, most of which are in the original form. There is a lot...
28 of 49 people found this review helpful.