Piano Adventures® is the teaching method of choice at leading university programs and music studios around the world. This student-centered approach uses analysis, creativity, and expression to develop a “musical mind and heart.” The delightful, pianistic pieces and creative theory pages, combined with an outstanding technical approach encourage practice and progress—with adventure!

Nancy and Randall FaberAbout the Fabers

Nancy and Randall Faber have combined their backgrounds as composer and performer to become leading supporters of piano teachers and students. The husband and wife team has authored over 300 publications, including the highly respected Piano Adventures® method which has motivated students around the world.

The Fabers advocate piano study not only for personal expression and performance success, but also as a vehicle for the student’s creative and cognitive development. Their philosophy is reflected in their writing, their public appearances, and in their own teaching.

In 2018, Nancy and Randall Faber received the MTNA Frances Clark Piano Pedagogy Award for Piano Adventures. Read more about the award.

Learn more about the Fabers.

Interviews and Articles

Randall Faber on a New American Piano Technique
August 31, 2018, Podcast interview with Tim Topham at TimTopham.com
In this episode, Randy Faber gives his thoughts on arm movements, 3D playing, legato for beginning students, and Hanon exercises.

A Musical Journey: The Faber Success Story | An Entrepreneurial Presentation by Nancy Faber
Friday, May 1, 2015 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., MSU College of Music, Cook Recital Hall
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI
In conjunction with Nancy Faber receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from MSU College of Music

An Interview with Randall and Nancy Faber, by Steve Betts, Clavier Companion, March/April 2014.
Whether they reach an elementary student using Piano Adventures, a five-or six-year-old playing a composition from My First Piano Adventure for the Young Beginner, or a teacher gleaning information from one of their workshops…

Interview with Randall Faber, by Brendan Lai-Tong of Sheet Music Plus. This video interview and transcript was conducted at the Music Teachers Association of California Annual Conference, June 2013.

Key People: Randall Faber, Part I, An interview with Randall Faber appearing on CUEDIn, The J.W. Pepper Blog, February 22, 2011. This interview was continued on March 8 with Key People: Randall Faber, Part II.

An Interview with Faber and Faber, by Helen Smith Tarchalski, Keyboard Companion, Autumn 2006.
In 1977, a talented music major went home for summer vacation. Her mother, a piano teacher, coaxed her into attending a workshop that she would have preferred to skip…

Motivational and Developmental Stages in Music Study, by Randall Faber, Ph.D, 9th International Conference on Motivation, September 30-October 2, 2004, Lisbon, Portugal.
This paper introduces the Facilitative Factors Model as a new, developmental model of motivation. The model emerged…

Focus on Nancy Faber, Interview with FJH Music Company, Inc., 2003.
Here’s an in-depth look at one of today’s leading supporters of the music teacher…

The Partnership at the Piano of Nancy and Randall Faber, by Suzanne Guy, Clavier, 2003.
Husband and wife Nancy and Randall Faber are known to many teachers as the authors of over 200 books…

Pianist With a MissionLeaders & Best : Philanthropy at Michigan, 2003.
Randall Faber leads the University of Michigan Music School’s Enrichment Fund…

Randall Scott Faber: Pianist, Author and Piano Pedagogy Clinician, Artist/Educator Interview, PianoEducation.org, December 1999.
Randall Scott Faber enjoys a versatile career as piano soloist, chamber musician, accompanist, scholar, and author…

Professional Affiliations

Faber Piano Adventures maintains active memberships in these professional organizations:

  • Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
  • National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
  • Retail Print Music Dealers Association (RPMDA)
  • Michigan Music Teachers Association (MMTA)
  • Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)