Developing Well-Rounded Students with Carol Matz's Interactive Piano Method
Carol Matz has been arranging music for many years now. Recently, she began publishing her own Interactive Piano Method which has been receiving rave reviews. Pro Piano Skills is the latest addition to this method and focuses on skills such as reading chord charts and lead sheets, composing and improvising, all skills a well rounded pianist should be developing. Carol shares more about Pro Piano Skills and even offers a free samples pages and even a sample level to readers of this magazine. You can get all the details when you read Developing Well- Rounded Students with Carol Matz's Interactive Piano Method.
Notes with Nick
And Nick Ambrosino is back this month sharing more advice in his column, Notes with Nick.
Introducing Premier Piano Music
March saw the birth of a new music publishing company. Two well known teacher/composers met up in Nashville to promote their current works and Premier Piano Music was born. You are probably familiar with the works of Jacki Alexander and Pam Turner from their partnerships with Piano Pronto. Now you will be able to pick up their latest compositions when you visit their new store. You can learn all the details in Introducing: Premier Piano Music A New Startup Piano Music Publisher.
Inspiring the Next Generation of Composers
Do you ever find yourself on the lookout for new arrangements of hymns, either for yourself or your students? You might want to check out the Piano Club run by James Koerts. Not only is James a talented composer and arranger, but he has a blog that church musicians will find beneficial to read. This month James shares some thoughts on encouraging our students to compose and arrange in Inspiring the Next Generation of Composers.
Play to Learn: Let's Play! By Michael Katz
Michael Katz focuses on chords this month in Play to Learn: Let's Play! with a discussion on how he integrates Bach's Preludio 1 with a discussion on chord