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Celebrate Piano! Lesson and Musicianship 1A

A Comprehensive Piano Method

By Cathy Albergo, J. Mitzi Kolar, Mark Mrozinski

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Piano - Preparatory A (Early Elementary)
A Comprehensive Piano Method. Composed by Cathy Albergo, J. Mitzi Kolar, Mark Mrozinski. Celebrate Piano! series. Book. 80 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.FHM1100).

Item Number: FH.FHM1100
ISBN 978-0-88797-817-3.

Lesson and Musicianship books incorporate repertoire and activities to develop technique, rhythm, aural skills, and creative skills, reading and theory.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • May 27, 2015 Great Interval-based method

    I've used Music Tree for years and have been extremely happy with it. However I discovered this series about a year ago. It is very similar in approach to Music Tree, however it is a little less academic and my younger students seem to enjoy it more. It is...

    a bit slower paced the MT but seems to be as effective. What I REALLY like about it is the ear-training. It has great exercises and fun games that the kids enjoy and really benefit from. Case in point: I have a little girl who is challenged in some ways. We struggled for over a year in MT 1. I was about ready to pull my hair out! After discovering this method, I put her in it and she has totally blossomed. She enjoys the pieces, enjoys creating melodies on her own and now will practice independently. Great success story.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Kentucky
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • August 17, 2012 Stick with the Method

    Although it uses a different approach than most other methods, I've found that sticking with it is worthwhile. I now have students up through Level 4 and the advantage of this method is that they aren't tied to a finger position. It's a slower start, but once...

    they get into level 2B and higher, the pace really picks up because the foundation is solid. It is definitely geared more for young beginners though. I have used it with older beginners, but I typically will lend them the Level 1 books while we will go quickly through it and then they will slow down in Level 2. I wish that they made a series for older beginners as well. I would agree that the flashcards are very helpful with this method.

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  • 4

    Location:
    Ogden, UT
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • March 31, 2012 Wonderful, but you have to be committed

    This way of reading music is so much better in my opinion. It takes a little longer at the beginning and a lot of commitment to the flashcards but in the end they actually can READ music instead of just being able to spout off some note names. I love...

    these books, but they take more effort than a regular method. Also, I do some suzuki-style teaching along with it to increase technique and repertoire. My only complaint is the pieces in this book don't have a lot of motivational/aesthetic value. They're a little boring. But that improves significantly in later volumes.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • February 27, 2012 Useful

    I purchased this book to use in conjunction with learning Piano Online from the Peery Academy. Both the Academy and the book follow the syllabus of the RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) in Canada. I love it and especially appreciate learning to read music by intervals which this book emphasises...

    from the beginning, before beginning to read notes.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Pleasant View, UT
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • January 02, 2012 Love, Love, LOVE this method

    I strongly disagree with the negative reviews of this method. I have been using this method for 7 years now and have had great success! I love the off-the-staff reading at the beginning. Learning by the intervallic approach will allow students to have more confidence playing all over...

    the keyboard! Yes, it does start out a little slow, but I see this as a great advantage! Students are able to have a strong foundation before moving on to the more advanced concepts found in levels 3 and 4. My students who have completed this method are wonderful sight-readers, play with great musicality, have great rhythm and a strong theoretical understanding of the music they are playing. This method is helping my students to be independent piano players - which is the end goal! Thank you Celebrate Piano for providing such a comprehensive approach to learning to play the piano!!

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