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Free for Teachers: The Partnership Continues

November 24, 2015 | 3

A little over a year ago we announced our lasting and deep partnership with music teachers, and what a year it has been! Following the joint work with you, our beloved educators, we stacked features, reports, methods, exercises, songs, … Read More

Add Pizazz to Your Studio with Pronto Pizazz!

October 7, 2015 |

Every piano teacher can agree on at least one thing: you can never do too much lateral supplementation with beginning level students.  One of the primary goals of the Piano Pronto® method book series is to get … Read More

Are We There Yet? in Piano Maestro

September 21, 2015 | 2

“The world continues to grow more interconnected.  Rapid progress in communication, technology, including the rise of the Internet, makes it easier to share ideas, pictures, and music.  With the press of a button, we can now … Read More

Learn How to Harmonize Melodies with Piano Maestro

September 9, 2015 |

With the release of chord progressions and exercises in both Major and Minor Scales we spoke to Leila Viss, to learn more about how to harmonize melodies with Piano Maestro.

Over to Leila Viss

Piano Maestro regularly adds top hits to their enormous Library. Earning three gold stars on these favorite tunes is pure fun AND addicting thanks to JoyTunes' powerful app and their hip backing tracks. They make anyone sound like a pop star!

Does your left hand feel left out?

To make these favorite songs accessible to any level of player, many of the tunes are written in the treble SongCoverChords_Major (1)clef. Once your right hand earns three gold stars on a melody and since you have two hands, why not find a useful role for the left hand, too? Keeping the left hand gainfully employed is possible and quite simple IF you know a little about chords and harmony.

What are chords?

Knowing how to build and play chords can come in very handy—literally! Chords are stacks of three pitches that are skips or thirds apart. They are named by the root or bottom pitch.

    C = C is the root (left hand pinky), E is the 3rd (left hand middle finger) and G       is the 5th (left hand thumb)

    F = F A C

    G = G B D

    Am = A C E

Wait, please explain all the lingo!

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It’s Back to School Time!

August 27, 2015 |

In honor of the new school year, we’re excited to announce the launch of Back to School with new content including the first 3 books of a very popular series – Alfred’s Basic Piano Library as well as all … Read More

Irina Gorin and Her Tales of Success at the Piano

May 17, 2015 | 1

Exploring the library of Piano Maestro, you’ll find a growing collection of method and supplementary books that offer a wide range of styles and approaches to learning how to play the piano. The method books entitled Tales of a Musical … Read More

The Best Stress free Business Practices for Your Studio

May 5, 2015 |

Teaching piano has often been thought to be a rewarding career, but not one in which you can make a consistent living. However, all of that has changed given the sound business advice that Wendy Stevens, among others, have been … Read More

Interview with E. L. Lancaster & Gayle Kowalchyk of Alfred Music

May 4, 2015 |

We spoke with teachers, editors, and authors Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster of Alfred Music on using Alfred publications in collaboration with Piano Maestro. Here’s what they had to say!

When did you first hear about Piano Maestro?  We first … Read More

Elena Cobb: The Inside Scoop on “My Piano Trip To London”

April 16, 2015 |

With the release of “My Piano Trip to London” we spoke to the author Elena Cobb, to learn more about “My Piano Trip to London” and why it’s such a great fit for Piano Maestro.

Exploring Supersonics Piano with Piano Maestro

February 11, 2015 |

With the release of “learn mode” for Supersonics book B & C we spoke to the author of Supersonics, Daniel McFarlane, to learn more about Supersonics and why it’s such a good fit for Piano Maestro.

What makes … Read More