This summer I have been reading through Piano Pedagogy textbooks and cruising the online world in order to choose just the right book for a class I will be teaching in the Fall at SWAU. This morning as I caught up on reading Susan Paradis‘ blog I found an incredible resource and must share!
In looking to provide my private piano students and new older beginners with a more traditional approach to playing the piano that not only includes aural skills but excellent reading, I returned to Beyer, Gurlitt, Burgmuller, etc. and the students have thoroughly enjoyed it. So today when I found out that the Bigler~Lloyd-Watts Mastering the Piano Manual for teachers and independent learners is now freely available online I had to immediately download and share.
If you are interested in a guide for teaching classical music from the beginning lessons, download your copy and read!