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To print or not to print

All of our material comes to you digitally.  You receive your material and then there is the dilemma of printing.  With the exception of the Piano World Series, all of the other material is not considered consumable, THEREFORE, if you do not want to print, you do not need to.  If your students have an IPad or Tablet, they can just download in the book section and call up when needed.  It is the perfect solution for lost books or books that go MIA.

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Ordering books for students

When ordering our student resource material , it is wise to allow the student to purchase directly.  The Piano Lesson Companion Books and Piano World are large files (36+ pages) and would create a great amount of printing for any teacher.  If the student orders directly, then the printing is on them.  It’s easy to send a page to a student, so they don’t make a mistake.

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Leveling-Part 2

When preparing for PCS Piano Examinations, always use the students technical skills as your barometer.  Any student able to play 1 octave scales, along with their cadences, tonic chords and arpeggios, would be classified as Level 1.  Their repertoire might be more advanced, but this is where they should be placed.

For more information you may refer to the PCSPPE Syllabus. 

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Leveling with The Piano Curriculum Series

I was recently asked about the leveling with The Piano Curriculum Series.  We have thirteen levels, beginning with Preparatory, going through Level 12 or High School Diploma.  It is a graduated curriculum, so you might want to think of it in terms of schooling.

The Preparatory Level is for the very first year of study.  Students as young as four years old, but not to exclude those older beginners as young as 94, will benefit from all the material at this level.  During this period of study, students will learn they way around the piano/keyboard, understanding all their major 5-finger scale patterns, playing in both the treble and bass clef and sight-reading within the staff.  If a student is preparing for the PCS Piano Proficiency Examination (PCSPPE), they would want to be comfortable with all the material in The Piano Lesson Companion BookPreparatory Level, along with repertoire from Primer Level method series or any selections marked Early Elementary.  No pre-reading material is accepted during testing.

Next post will talk about Level 1.  Thanks for dropping in!

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Everything is digital

So many items, where to begin!

Well, just know that all of our current products are digital.  For those of you who have purchase digital material in the past-VERY EXCITING NEWS…no longer do you have to deal with LockLizard…YEA!  Everything is integrated into this site and you will be able to download immediately.  I have put the number of pages with each item, so you will know the size of the file.  There is still much work to be done, but we are off and running.