Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
77 registered (Albunea, anotherscott, angga888, AndreiN, AndrewJCW, ando, 19 invisible), 1024 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#961099 - 11/28/08 01:06 AM Expressive Etudes - Suzanne W. Guy
John v.d.Brook Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 7639
Loc: Olympia, Washington, USA
Expressive Etudes is currently a 6 volume series, which seems fairly even in advancement. The last of the six volumes was published in 2004 (by FJH).

I have played through the complete set and am thinking of incorporating it as a staple for my average to more talented students. There are about 20 etudes per set, so a diligent student could learn most of them from a given volume in a year. It will easily encompass six years of lessons, and surprisingly, many of the etudes I already use anyway.

I can also see using this set as a text for an adult student who is resuming his or her studies, along with supplemental larger pieces, of course.

I am wondering if any of you have begun using any or all of the series, and if so, what your thoughts are. Or if you tried it and rejected it, why?
_________________________
"Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn." -- Richard Henry Dann
Full-time Private Piano Teacher offering Piano Lessons in Olympia, WA. www.mypianoteacher.com
Certified by the American College of Musicians; member NGPT, MTNA, WSMTA, OMTA

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#961100 - 11/28/08 09:39 AM Re: Expressive Etudes - Suzanne W. Guy
Kreisler Offline


Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 13825
Loc: Iowa City, IA
I reviewed book 4 a few years back:

American Music Teacher Review

I've used the first 5 books with students and like them very much. I like the mix of standards and lesser-known works, and my students seem to like them as well.

I don't use them exclusively, though. For technical training, I also assign some Hanon and works from the Celebration Series Studies books as well.
_________________________
"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)

www.pianoped.com
www.youtube.com/user/UIPianoPed

Top
#961101 - 11/28/08 01:29 PM Re: Expressive Etudes - Suzanne W. Guy
John v.d.Brook Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 7639
Loc: Olympia, Washington, USA
Great review! Thanks for reminding me.
_________________________
"Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn." -- Richard Henry Dann
Full-time Private Piano Teacher offering Piano Lessons in Olympia, WA. www.mypianoteacher.com
Certified by the American College of Musicians; member NGPT, MTNA, WSMTA, OMTA

Top
#961102 - 11/29/08 12:25 AM Re: Expressive Etudes - Suzanne W. Guy
dumdumdiddle Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 1269
Loc: California
I love the Expressive Etudes series, but I've only used Prep-level 2. They are a great introduction to original classical repertoire. Sometimes I use them along with FJH's Developing Artist series, although I find that some of the pieces overlap and are in both books.
_________________________
Music School Owner
Early Childhood Music Teacher/Group Piano Teacher/Private Piano Teacher
Member of MTAC and Guild

Top
#961103 - 11/29/08 09:07 PM Re: Expressive Etudes - Suzanne W. Guy
LiszThalberg Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 3288
Mrs. Guy has taught a few of the kids that beat me out and clean house in competitions. She definatly has some good ideas with music and teaches really well.


Matt

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
(ad) Teaching Music To Children
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Keeping track of students' motivation
by Arghhh
07/07/15 02:56 AM
Kawai-CA 97 (SHS) headphone question
by Gatsbee13
07/07/15 12:42 AM
Themed recitals
by outo
07/07/15 12:01 AM
What should I do with this Friedr Ehrbar Pianoforte?
by Tralexer
07/06/15 11:48 PM
Students who "test" you
by Maybelle
07/06/15 10:20 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,888 Registered Members
44 Forums
165,354 Topics
2,424,677 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission