Surf’s Up!

Waves. The word immediately triggers images—motion, undulation, sweep, curve. It’s natural to describe waves as rolling in. The perfect wave is every surfer’s dream, the anticipation of the buoyancy supplied by the wave that carries you into the shore. Surfing the keyboard begins as early as Level 1. Learning to move into the keyboard with […]

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New Disney Songbooks from Faber & Faber

In the words of Walt Disney, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.” This collection, arranged by Nancy and Randall Faber, offers musical treasure from contemporary to classic for today’s piano students. Enjoy teaching Disney hits from Coco, The Lion King, Frozen, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, […]

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Drop It!

Flying fingers! Who isn’t thrilled hearing a rippling succession of notes? Who doesn’t imagine that playing a smooth and fluid scale is a pianistic ultimate? And who doesn’t assume that the fingers must, indeed, “fly?” Well, here’s a surprise, explained and demonstrated by Dr. Faber. The fingers themselves don’t need to be fast. They just […]

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Lost… and Found!

Summertime, and the feelin’ is… relax. Maybe “get lost” a bit. Is there, perhaps, a lost boy—or girl—in your studio? There are many ways to define that kind of loss: attention, practice, motivation, interest. But instead of going to Neverland, let’s take a trip into FunTime® Piano Hits and amble along a leisurely bass line […]

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Coming Soon: Summer Workshops!

For many people, summer is a time to relax, rejuvenate and reunite with family, friends and colleagues. At Piano Adventures, it’s workshop season! We love “hitting the road” every summer to meet with piano teachers across North America. This year we are pleased to offer 2-1/2 hour workshops in 28 cities, hosted by some of […]

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Hello!

“Hello!” And welcome to BigTime® and FunTime® Piano Hits, two collections that give your students a chance to play popular arrangements made famous by a variety of contemporary performers. Hello, also, to a fresh look at chords and how chord changes create color and affect mood. Adele’s wistful “Hello,” in BigTime Hits (Level 4 and […]