For piano tutors who work with the middle C method, you surely noticed that most piano books for children (beginners) available in the market make an excessive use of fingering. We know how bad it can become when pupils associate a number - instead of the name of the note - to a place on the stave. That was one of the reasons that drove me to write my own beginner's book. Enjoy the video!
In picture books for little ones, illustration and text must have balance and inter-related meaning. And so should be on any children's book, be it literacy, educational, musical, and so on. Especially on educational books, too much visual elements create distractions and annoyance. At the end, it should be a children's book and not a visual war zone!
Too much fingering. Visual pollution. Missing rests or even worse: no rests! Distorted musical concepts. Too many theoretical information scattered around the tunes...
Lets clean all this mess up and bring balance, organisation and practicality to our piano lessons? Pianoville is the answer!
Interdisciplinary arts: how visual arts and literature offered didactic elements to support the learning of piano in The Note family of Pianoville.
My pupil Sophie Barolo acting as Middle C. You were born an actress, Sophie. WOW!!!
My son Marcos-Lucca performing Genius Grandad G. Thank you so much for all your help, my love!!!
My pupil Leticia Hescot and Bella, both acting as Angry Hungry A. How cute!!! I loved your staccatos, Leti!!
My pupil Liath Power as Fit Grandma F. Wow, you run so fast!!! Thank you for your amazing video, Liath!!!
My pupil Amelie Sheppard as Fancy Grandma F. What a fancy performance, wow!! I want a pair of glasses like yours, Amelie!!!
My pupil Jessica Drake as Busy Mum B. Bracelets, necklaces and mug all made by Jessica. What an artist!!! Thank you Jessica!!!
My pupils, Eric Cheung as Greedy Grandad G, and his sister Kirika Cheung, singing! What a lovely team work!!! Thank you so much to you both!!!
My pupil Ben Newman as
Dear Dad D. I loved your plants, dad D!!!
Thank you for the beautiful performance, Ben!!!
My pupil Conor Blom and his cat Callie as
Easygoing E. This cat is a chatterbox!!!
Thank you, Conor!!!!!
Middle C - Sophie Barolo
Dear Dad D - Ben Newman
Busy Mum B - Jessica Drake
Easygoing E - Conor Blom
Angry Hungry A - Leticia Hescot
Fit Grandma F - Liath Power
Genius Grandad G - Marcos-Lucca GB
Greedy Grandad G - Eric Cheung
Fancy Grandma F - Amelie Sheppard