Praise for the Music Moves for Piano Series!
Marilyn Lowe has brilliantly applied the systematic and profound Music Learning Theory of Edwin E. Gordon to create a new, stimulating, revolutionary approach to piano study that ensures joyfulness, musicality, and an authentic connection to music making. This approach avoids many of the significant pitfalls of standard instruction. Music Moves for Piano focuses on developing the entire musician—the student’s ability to sing, to move gracefully, to audiate musical substance with understanding, to make a palpable physical connection to music. And it does this in conjunction with a wise, systematic presentation of purely pianistic skills: keyboard knowledge, technique and body awareness, notation and, initially, attractive folk literature. The series of books represents a monumental and inspired contribution to piano pedagogy, which will surely become the benchmark by which other methods, before and after, will be measured.
Seymour Fink, Professor Emeritus, Binghampton University
Author of Mastering Piano Technique
Contributor to A Symposium for Pianists and Teachers
In Music Moves for Piano, Marilyn Lowe has given us materials for a new generation of piano instruction, perfectly suited to the twenty-first century students. They usher the student into the “language” of music in a way that results in independent music making and musical thinking. The process of native language acquisition is more thoroughly applied here than in any previous piano method. Students learn music as an aural (listening) art and an oral (performing) art.
Garik Pedersen, DMA
Professor of Piano and Piano Pedegogy
Eastern Michigan University
What Other Piano Teachers Say
“Even five-year-olds understand the symbols for rote pieces.”
“Movement activities always bring a smile.”
“A pattern vocabulary is acquired very quickly.”
“Students love the neat pieces and folk songs.”
“Keyboard skills are strong and foster a good-looking playing position.”
“Ensemble playing is so much fun.”
“Kids enjoy creating and improvising.”
“Creative activities make performing feel more comfortable.”
“Transposing and harmonizing become natural skills.”
“It is so exciting to teach about the ‘sound’ and ‘feel’ of music.”
“With this approach, reading music notation becomes effortless.”