ISBN 9781847614360. 9x12 inches. English. Leope.
What is Piano Junior?Piano Junior is a superb piano course for beginners. It's creative, it's interactive, it's colourful, it has its own website with additional online material - and most importantly, it really works! Its characters, PJ the friendly robot and his sidekick Mozart the dog, motivate and encourage children throughout each level. The course is available as core Lesson Books, along with supplementary Theory, Duet and Performance Books at each stage.Who is Piano Junior for?Suitable for children from around the age of 6, Piano Junior takes young students on their first steps and prepares them with a solid foundation for early grades. A method for the digital ageTeachers, parents and students can visit www.piano-junior.com  for demonstration videos and recordings, along with a host of other free downloadable resources which really bring practice sessions at home to life! PIANO JUNIOR - press reviewsThe careful introduction of all aspects of music notation is a standout feature of these books, and to my mind Heumann has provided one of the best child-friendly introductions to reading music that I have seen... Piano Junior has in many respects raised the bar, in some ways perhaps even setting a new standard by which piano courses for children will be judged. - PIANODAO.COMLinks:------ http://www.piano-junior.com.
About Piano Junior
Piano Junior is a creative and interactive piano course for children from the age of 6, which progresses in small, manageable steps. It is a fun and satisfying approach to playing and learning about music, encouraging quick and noticeable progress.
Piano Junior is home to PJ, a robot with great enthusiasm for the piano, who accompanies and motivates children throughout the piano course. On this website you will find a video introduction and demonstrations, audio tracks of all pieces played on an acoustic piano, and further fun practise resources.
This innovative course stimulates and encourages creativity through regular, integrated 'Corners', such as Composing, Improvising, Action, Playing, Technique, Ear Training, Memory, Sight Reading and Music Quizzes. In this way solid musical knowledge and technical ability is acquired. The experience of learning the piano is multifaceted: aural -- with regular ear-training exercises; visual -- with sight-reading; tactile -- with clear explanations of technical aspects of playing and, above all, creative -- with exercises in composing and improvising.
The choice of pieces includes attractive works from the classical period to the present day as well as interesting arrangements of folk tunes and children's songs, classical masterpieces, jazz and pop melodies.
In addition to the Lesson Book (which includes Exercises) at each level there is also: a Theory Book, in which valuable information from the method is worked through and consolidated in a playful, imaginative way.
There is also a Duet Book at each level, to provide motivation for playing the piano with others and a Performance Book with great repertoire, which is fun to play. The Flash Cards included can be used to provide further practice in note reading, or to help with learning musical symbols and terms or rhythm patterns. By collecting the cards from each volume you will acquire a wealth of reference material.
Music greatly enriches the life of a child and Piano Junior aims to provide a musical basis for this in the most creative and motivating way.