Music should be fun! This is a collection of short tunes to encourage creativity, collaboration and improvisation in young beginners, aiming to grow a love of music-making while developing musicianship. As in the Lightning Pia method books, the material can be adapted or supplemented to suit your teaching style. Pupils can: Perform the pieces from memory Experiment with Chipmunk's Challenges Create variations on the tune Improvise over the left hand Share Noodling Duets one plays as written while the other makes up a descant (or Noodles ) an octave higher. Also a fun way to improve sight reading. The music is designed to be read by shape and interval from the starting te of each line but Zac the Zebra's Puzzle Pages help students to learn individual tes. Students are also encouraged look for repeated tes and other intervals and to identify repeated phrases and sequences.
Sally Hopkins lives in Northamptonshire with her patient husband, two wonderful sons and a couple of crazy dogs. She has a passion for sharing the joy of music and encouraging everyone to have a go whatever their perceived ability. Her maxim learning an instrument is a voyage of discovery - not a motorway journey! has led to the development of a different approach to teaching the piano based on creativity, experimentation and, above all, FUN!