By Katherine Fisher and Dr Julie Knerr
Piano Safari for the Older Student employs the same exemplary pedagogy used in the highly regarded series for children but has been strategically modified to include more sophisticated themes. It moves at an accelerated pace and is recommended for students age ten through adult.
Repertoire & Technique Book 1 contains newly composed pieces alongside favorites from the series for children. There is a brief period of pre-staff notation followed with reading by interval on the staff. Rote Pieces are included to enhance aural skills, technique, pattern recognition, and motivation. Foundational techniques such as arm weight, fast repeated notes, slurs, rotation, non legato, and legato are presented.