Do you ever sit down at your piano and play music from level 3 or level 4 method books just for fun? If you’re like me, probably not!
And yet, for years, I made my teen students play method book music that I wouldn’t touch myself with a ten-foot pole. For years, my teens plodded through leveled repertoire, not because it had any musical appeal, but simply because it was… leveled.
This is not to say that I didn’t try to escape leveled method books; I did! I scoured sheet music sites for repertoire that was just right. But, if I’m being honest, I was young, I was a new mom, I was building a studio and using those leveled method books was, in a word, easy.
So, my students and I gritted our teeth, plowed through the leveled method books, and took solace in any supplementary repertoire I discovered when I had a moment to spare.
My guess is that many of you are doing the same; not because you want to but because you have too.
Well, that’s about to change. In today’s post, we’re introducing you to leveled teen repertoire that is so appealing, you’ll be playing it yourself over and over, long after your teens leave your studio.
My Greatest Hits Leveled For Your Teen Piano Students
I have been writing teen music for over a decade. And, thanks to the Teach Piano Today and WunderKeys communities, hundreds of these piano pieces have made their way into studios around the world.
And as teachers in these communities share Facebook posts, email messages, and YouTube videos of students playing my music, greatest hits have certainly emerged!
And then the lightbulb went on!
What if I reworked my greatest hits into a collection of leveled repertoire for intermediate students? Students can stop using boring performance books, teachers could stop their endless sheet music search, and teachers could feel confident knowing that they were using a collection of developmentally-appropriate music that would be a smash hit with their teens.
Today we are excited to announce the release of…
You Now Have Perfectly-Planned Teen Piano Lessons
I have taken 15 piano pieces that many of you know and love and reworked them to meet the developmental abilities of teen students who are using WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 1.
With these two books you will have the ultimate one-two piano lesson punch:
- WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies Piano 1: A pop-infused book of scale practice piano solos, lead sheet triad training, chord-focused sight-reading, lap tap clap rhythm training, and left-hand pattern improv for the technical portion of a piano lesson, and then…
- An Intermediate Performance Companion For Pop Studies 1: The WunderKeys Essential Piano Collection to WOW your students with performance repertoire that will light up every lesson.
We are so excited to get this book into your studios and cannot wait for the opportunity to show your students just how awesome leveled repertoire can actually be!
Have a great week!
Andrea and Trevor