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#939001 - 06/04/04 01:33 AM Best Piano teaching Books for Children
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I'm looking into teaching my 6 year old daughter how to play the piano. I took lessons about 20 years ago & feel I have the knowledge to teach her, but I'm looking for some input on the best method to use for this age of child. I was taught using the Pace method, but always felt that it was for an older person. Any good tips? \:\)

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#939002 - 06/18/04 01:39 PM Re: Best Piano teaching Books for Children
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for classical music:

Kjos has a series of books of Classical music from levels 1 to level 10. There is a wide range of music in each book (two books plus theory for each level). Maybe you can do 2 levels a year, or 1 if you want to take it slower. Take a look at www.kjos.com

I don't really like Bastien, Alfred, etc. as they move a little too slow for my taste and the music can get rather boring, but then the books may provide valuable technique development as well as developing concepts in theory.
"If music be the food of love, play on." -William Shakespeare


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