Trevor and I are excited to let you know that this Wednesday, WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 1B will be ready for your piano studios!
In today’s post we have a visual preview of 1B that will give you a chance to look inside the book and discover the WunderKeys approach that is developing better piano players.
When you begin using the WunderKeys method books (from preschool to level 1) you’ll be amazed as your WunderKeys students start note reading better than your teen players. This was the case for one teacher who recently wrote to us to say…
“I’ve been trying to solve my teens’ note reading issues and need some help. All my students that have started with WunderKeys are note-reading extraordinaires, however, any [student] over 12 who already knows how to play I struggle with.
I guess now that I’m seeing what a student who comes through the WunderKeys program can do, I want that same ease of reading for my older students.”
The WunderKeys Level 1 program is divided into two books and the release of WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 1B on Wednesday celebrates the completion of level 1!
Keep reading to look inside WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 1B.
Building Better Note Readers Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg
As stated by the teacher above, the WunderKeys method books build better note readers, but that is just one of many pedagogical advantages that make our series so appealing to teachers.
Traditional method books typically use a “talk and play” approach. The piano teacher explains a concept by reading the provided instructions and then the student plays a piano piece that reinforces the skill. Students using traditional method books often interact with their music in only one way; by playing it. Rinse and repeat.
But this one-size-fits-all approach to learning music is leaving kids behind. So we decided to break the mold!
Will WunderKeys kids still be playing piano repertoire as they do in traditional method books? Of course! And a lot of it! But the interactions students have using our sight-reading activities, technical exercises, ear-training games, and rhythm duets before they reinforce skills with repertoire is where the magic happens.
Here are just a few comments shared by teachers who are already using WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 1A:
What a fabulous book! Finally, a logical, cohesive and masterful method that prevents all of those problems that off the shelf method books cause – highly recommend! Solid notation teaching that is pure joy to introduce and very engaging. Can’t wait for the next in the series. It’s about time pedagogy got an influx of modern flair.
Pedagogically, this is another amazingly sound, balanced, playful method book. But the real success is that as soon as I got it in, my current students all wanted to look at it, try it out, and asked when they could do it.
I am a piano teacher and a parent and I love this book! It highlights FUN, which makes the whole lesson a positive experience for teacher and student. Even though piano practice is hopefully positive, sometimes it feels like pulling teeth, but not with this book!
Thank you so much for this wonderful series. I am currently using this book with students who have graduated a primer series up to the age of 12 and they love it! These have literally saved my music studio.
Let’s Take A Look Inside 1B…
Click on the image below to preview sample pages from WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 1B. If you like what you see, keep your eyes on your inbox this Wednesday when we announce the official release of the book (which will be available for purchase on Amazon). Also, if you haven’t done so already, click here to check out WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 1A.