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LEADING-EDGE PEDAGOGY

Piano Town, the highly anticipated new elementary piano method by Keith Snell and Diane Hidy, is the perfect place to learn to play the piano! A Multi-Key method with a Middle C start and a special focus on intervals, Piano Town combines the best of pedagogy with innovative new ideas. Students will love the contemporary feel as they discover the musical wonder of Piano Town. Teachers will love the success of its interactive discovery learning approach!

MP100 Primer Lessons

MP101 Level 1 Lessons

MP102 Level 2 Lessons

MP103 Level 2 Lessons

MP104 Level 2 Lessons

MP110 Primer Theory

MP111 Level 1 Theory

MP112 Level 2 Theory

MP113 Level 3 Theory

MP114 Level 4 Theory

MP120 Primer Technic

MP121 Level 1 Technic

MP122 Level 2 Theory

MP123 Level 3 Theory

MP124 Level 4 Theory

MP130 Primer Performance

MP131 Level 1 Performance

MP132 Level 2 Performance

MP133 Level 3 Performance

MP134 Level 4 Performance

The Piano Town Compact Disc Accompaniments are an important motivational tool designed to enhance students’ home practice. Three compact discs contain accompaniments for nearly every exercise in the Lessons, Technic, and Performance books.

There are two stereo accompaniment tracks for most pieces in each book. The first track is at a slower, practice tempo and includes a demonstration of the student piano part. The second track is at a faster tempo and features the accompaniment only, allowing the student to experience the joy of solo performance. For pieces with only one accompaniment track, a moderate tempo has been selected, and the student part is included.

MP140 Primer Chirstmas

MP141 Level 1 Chirstmas

MP142 Level 2 Chirstmas

Teachers have been asking, and we've been listening! The Piano Town Christmas Books are here for the Holidays! From all-time favorites like Joy to the World and Silent Night, to the ever-popular Carol of the Bells, to classics like The Hallelujah Chorus and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Piano Town has never sounded so festive!

MP140 Primer Chirstmas

MP141 Level 1 Chirstmas

MP142 Level 2 Chirstmas

MP143 Level 3 Chirstmas

MP144 Level 4 Chirstmas

         

 Piano Town Authors

Keith Snell began teaching when he was fifteen years old, under the guidance of his piano teacher/mother. Since that time he has maintained an independent piano studio with students ranging from advanced high school students to typical young beginners. Keith received his B.M. and M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California. He is co-author of Piano Town, and the highly acclaimed Fundamentals of Piano Theory series. He is also well known to teachers as the editor of the Neil A. Kjos Master Composer and Piano Library Repertoire series, and as producer of the recordings that accompany both. Keith has shared his insights about piano teaching in workshops and master classes throughout North America and abroad.

Diane Hidy is well known as a performing and recording artist. She is a former winner of the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Competition, among numerous other competitions. In 1987 she was the first woman to become a Beethoven Fellow of the American Pianists Association, and she made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1991. As a recording artist Diane is best known to piano teachers as the performer on the Neil A. Kjos Master Composer and Piano Repertoire series CDs, all of which correlate with the print volumes edited by Keith Snell. Her recording, Lullaby, The Journey Begins won a Parents Choice Award in 2002. Diane attended the Juilliard School and holds degrees from the University of Southern California and Peabody Conservatory. Diane maintains a piano studio and enjoys teaching her students who range from 5 to 75 years of age.

 

KJOS BOOKS & RESOURCES QUICK LINKS

Piano
• Complete Curriculum
• Piano Repertoire
• Piano Duets
• Piano Town Series
• Bastien Series

Violin
• Artistry in Strings
• String Basics
• Technic & Practice

Band
• Tradition of Excellence
• Excellence in Theory



 

Jazz
• First Place for Jazz
• That's Jazz (Method)
• That's Jazz (Performance & Christmas)
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Jazz Piano

 

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