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Tell me about the Pace method (Read 2080 times)

Offline bernadette60614

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Tell me about the Pace method
« on: June 21, 2014, 08:37:20 PM »
Our son just had his first piano lesson and he's enjoying the experience.  He even volunteers to practice (I think it helps that we picked out a piano journal for him with a cool cover.)

His teacher's studio uses the Pace method.  I pursued this studio because from everything I could discern from the website, talking to other parents, etc., kids of all levels enjoy their musical experience at this studio and look forward to lessons.

Can anyone give me a layperson's understanding of the Pace method?

Thanks!

Offline keypeg

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Re: Tell me about the Pace method
«Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 05:21:19 PM »
Here is a resource found at random
http://www.jimbomusicstudio.com/e/paceinfo.html

Offline keyofc

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Re: Tell me about the Pace method
«Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 02:25:51 AM »
Has your child learned fast?

I have never used this method - and have always been curious about it.

I've always thought the method was too demanding in expectations, but maybe other methods
don't expect enough.

What I really like about this is that students learn key signatures (playing in many keys) soon.

Offline bernadette60614

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Re: Tell me about the Pace method
«Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 11:31:25 PM »
Sorry for the delay in replying.

I can't say if he's learned fast or slow, I can say however...he loves it!

Whatever he is being taught has given him the confidence to start finding how to play songs he enjoys on the piano himself.

His most recent accomplishment is a one hand version of the theme from Jaws, leaving the other hand free to feign the fin of the attaching shark.

I know that this is most likely not the way Horowitz was taught, but my goal is to help him find joy in music and with that in mind, I'd say it is a great success!