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Mastering the Piano, Book 1

A 7-Volume Series of Motivating Performance Repertoire

By perf. Valery Lloyd-Watts

Piano - Elementary; Late Elementary
A 7-Volume Series of Motivating Performance Repertoire. By perf. Valery Lloyd-Watts. Edited by Valery Lloyd-Watts. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Masterwork. Book & CD. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22379).

Item Number: AP.22379

ISBN 0739038168. Masterwork.

This new series features carefully selected performance repertoire of the great masters from all eras. Each piece is accessible to students and creates a feeling of accomplishment. Diverse in style and expression, each selection features melodic, rhythmic, or harmonic patterning to allow for ease in teaching and memorization. The CD, performed by Valery Lloyd-Watts, provides a powerful auditory tool for musical interpretation.

Valery Lloyd-Watts studied at the Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Royal College of Music in London. She earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied with Paul Badura-Skoda. She co-authored the text Studying Suzuki Piano: More than Music, which was endorsed by Dr. Suzuki.

  • Allegretto in C Major [Op. 117, No. 5]  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Allegretto In D Major  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Allegro in C Major  Additional credits Alexander Reinagle
  • Dance in C Major [Op. 82, No. 19]  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Etude in C Major  Additional credits Albert Biehl,Ferdinand Beyer
  • Fanfare [Op. 117, No. 8]  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Jumping Rope [Op. 82, No. 36]  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • March in C Major  Additional credits Daniel Gottlob Türk
  • Minuet in G Major  Additional credits Alexander Reinagle
  • Strolling [Op 82, No. 10]  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Teeter-Totter [Op. 599, No. 9]  Composed by Carl Czerny
  • The Harp Player [Op. 25, No. 59]  Additional credits Anton Krause
  • The Shepherd Pipes  Additional credits Tat'iana Salutrinskaya
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  • September 11, 2008 I love these books!!

    I am a Suzuki method piano teacher, and I was fortunate enough to spend a week this summer with Carole Bigler and Valery Lloyd-Watts taking their Mastering the Piano -- More Than A Method classes. These two ladies are extraordinary teachers. A tremendous amount of thought and expertise went into...

    this compilation of repertoire and it shows! It truly does inspire students. I am slowing converting all my piano students to these books because they have so much to offer!

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