Playground Sessions as an interactive piano education software which uses a combination of video and play-along visuals. The student chooses songs they want to learn right from the get go, with a massive library of pop, rock, R and B and classical music arranged at rookie, intermediate, and advanced levels. These different levels make the program usable for all types of players, from complete beginners to advanced classical musicians who wish to become more familiar with pop methods.
The Faber Piano Adventures Correlation Chart is a helpful resource for piano teachers because it shows what topics are addressed at each Piano Adventures level and how that corresponds to books in other piano methods series. For example, if you have a student who you just finished the Bastien Piano Basics primer book, you would start her with Piano Adventures 1B.
I have spent over thirty years teaching piano and keyboard in group classes and private lessons. With a constant level of over 100 students, I became frustrated with the lack of teaching materials on the market to help my students learn in the areas of note reading, improvising, theory and technique. Therefore, I focused on developing these instruction materials and have tested them on my students since 2000. Now I am finally able to offer the Mister Bass Clef supplementary books to other piano teachers.
When most people think of the music of Christopher Rouse, the first thing they probably think of is how loud it is. Some years back there was even a notorious story about an orchestra musician who threatened to sue Rouse for subjecting him to such high decibel levels on stage. Ear-splitting volume is more commonly associated with hard rock than classical music. Rock was a formative influence on this Baltimore native, who as a child was immediately drawn to early rock and roll before his mother turned him on to symphonies, but he quickly grew most fond of raucous 20th-century fare, from Prokofiev and Stravinsky. Once he found his own voice as a composer, the visceral power of rock influenced an over-the-top compositional sensibility which has manifested itself in his two powerful symphonies, numerous concertos, and a massive Requiem which finally received its world premiere last year. His brand new Concerto for Orchestra, which Marin Alsop will premiere at Cabrillo this summer, also promises to pack a wallop. 59ce067264