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Which Piano Method Is Your Favorite?

Alfred
3 (20%)
Thompson
5 (33.3%)
Bastien
1 (6.7%)
Suzuki
0 (0%)
Aaron
1 (6.7%)
Other
5 (33.3%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Poll: Piano Methods (Read 1915 times)

Offline florentin

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Poll: Piano Methods
« on: October 15, 2013, 08:36:43 PM »
Based on your teaching experience, which piano method has been your favorite? For "Other" please specify title of method in a reply. Thanks!
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Offline classicalnhiphop

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Re: Poll: Piano Methods
«Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 10:04:28 PM »
NONE, don't use a method.  To me, it's often better to just learn pieces in progressive orders of difficulty or ones that you like that are also going to help you.

Offline florentin

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Re: Poll: Piano Methods
«Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 10:16:20 PM »
So if you get a new piano student, you will not consider using a method?
Would you then provide copies of different pieces they are learning, according to level?
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Offline pommier

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Re: Poll: Piano Methods
«Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 11:18:56 PM »
I tend to vary depending on many factors, but from the list I certainly favour Bastien, since the pieces are quite nice, children find the books funny, and from a teaching point of view there is an early use of black keys (the C major scale is one of the most difficult scales and should be left for later).

Offline florentin

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Re: Poll: Piano Methods
«Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 03:45:18 PM »
Of course, the decision for a method to be used depends greatly on the age of the student. There was no way, or at least I wasn't aware of a way, to add that to the poll.

Thanks for the replies so far.
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Offline nosilla

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Re: Poll: Piano Methods
«Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 04:57:46 AM »
Bastien and Faber balance each other out, I feel.  The student determines the approach/method I use.   

Offline florentin

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Re: Poll: Piano Methods
«Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013, 04:27:32 PM »
The student determines the approach/method I use.   

very true!
just looking for a general feel among piano teachers
thanks for the reply!
"Piano Devotions For Little Fingers" Book/CD
Original Hymn Arrangements
Score Story Lesson  Devotion
http://www.florentintise.com/