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 2 contains newly composed pieces alongside selections from the original series. Reading Pieces contain intervals 2nds through octaves. Rote and Challenge Pieces build playing skill to higher levels through the introduction of new and more advanced concepts. Standard technical patterns in all major and minor keys are introduced.
Sight Reading & Theory Book 2 corresponds with Repertoire & Technique Book 2 but may also stand alone as a sight reading supplement. Theory concepts in each unit are followed by melodies and rhythms that provide substantial practice with reading notation. Analysis suggestions are provided for each example to aid students in the development of analytical skills.