My First Piano Adventure®
Book A • Pre-Reading
For the Young Beginner
Written for ages 4-6, My First Piano Adventure® captures the child’s playful spirit. Book A introduces directional pre-reading, elementary music theory and technique with engaging songs, games, and creative discovery at the keyboard. Young students will enjoy the multi-cultural “friends at the piano” who introduce white-key names, basic rhythms, and a variety of songs which span classical, folk, and blues. Ear-training and eye-training are also part of the curriculum.
The Fabers’ instructional theory “ACE”—Analysis, Creativity, and Expression guides the pedagogy of My First Piano Adventure®. Analysis leads to understanding, creativity leads to self-discovery, and expression develops personal artistry.
The CD for this book offers a unique listening experience with outstanding orchestrations and vocals. The recordings demonstrate a key principle of the course: when children listen, sing, tap, and move to their piano music, they play more musically.
The child may listen to the CD from beginning-to-end at home or in the car. Individual CD tracks of assigned pieces may be played repeatedly—singing words, pointing to notes, tapping the rhythm, etc. The CD track may also be used as an optional play-along accompaniment, after a piece is learned. Listen, sing, play, and enjoy!