Versatility on Display at MTNA

Randall Faber to reveal enlightened techniques for performing collaborative music, learning with audio visual support and employing app technology at 2016 MTNA Conference

Ann Arbor, MI, March 15, 2016 – Randall Faber, co-author of the world’s leading piano peda­gogy method, invites you to embark on a truly original journey with him this year in San Antonio, TX. There will be two Piano Adventures showcases – the first tackling effective strategies for adult keyboard learners, the second displaying the pedagogy of new app technology. Together, the two presentations preface and introduce the Fabers’ latest release – the new look Adult Piano Adventures Books 1 and 2, available now with audio and video support.

The must-see event of this year’s Conference is the world premiere of Faber’s MTNA Commission for Collaborative Music 2016, Three Characters – a contemporary trio for piano, violin and viola at the intermediate level. MTNA launched the initiative several years ago, designating 2011 as the Year of Collaborative Music. Composer Nancy Faber was commissioned for the inaugural event. This year, Randall Faber has penned Three Characters for piano, violin and viola as the commissioned composition. Faber explains, “It’s exciting to be part of an ongoing effort to remedy the void in this category. My own history as a performer includes many collaborative engagements with fellow musicians who have enjoyed the opportunity to dialogue with one another through music. It is terribly important too that pianists develop these skills and not isolate themselves in individual practice and performance.”

Piano Adventures Player App

Collaboration too is the watchword for new content associated with this educational app. Piano Adventures Player gives teachers and students alike new ways to explore and develop. It offers the convenience of a full MIDI player on your Apple® iPhone and iPad. The app provides interactive accompaniments and play-along tracks for Piano Adventures lesson, technique and performance books, bringing an orchestra, jazz ensemble and rock band right to your mobile device. Practice tools include Loop Mode in Score View, to set repeats at desired locations to rehearse dif­ficult sections. Easily change tempo at any time with the pop-up tempo slider. The app is available as a free download from the Apple app store, and includes three free songs per level. To learn more and download app, please visit Piano Adventures Player.

For a full schedule of events and to register, visit the MTNA Conference website.

About Faber Piano Adventures

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 200 publications, including the bestselling Piano Adventures method and the PreTime® to BigTime® Piano Supplementary Library. Their innovative and exciting methods continue to enjoy an unprecedented response from teachers and students around the world, setting a new stan­dard for quality educational publications in print, audio and digital formats. Faber Piano Adventures has been translated into seven languages and is distributed by the Hal Leonard Corporation.

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