Tree Of Life Piano Roots - Piano Book For Beginners by Hanna Kekäläinen
Tree Of Life Piano Roots - Piano Book For Beginners (FIN). Paperback. English version will be published soon.
"I got the idea to make this book after I had already written half of it. A couple of years ago I started to write songs for my own piano students, I wanted to write fun and fresh songs that were aligned with my pedagogical style. When I had written over 15 songs and basic music theory guides for my students, I realized that I’m going to make a book based on the materials I had created. And here we are! Most of my students started playing piano as a 7- to-10 -year-old so I wanted to create a beginners’ book that is ideal for primary school children. It's quite fun for adults as well to learn to play through such light-hearted beginners’ book as this one. I'm sure your "inner child" will be delighted! So your whole family can learn to play together with this book.
The content is designed so that anyone can start playing piano with this book, even if they don't take piano lessons. I use finger numbering and mark the position of the hand in each song as I have found that with almost 20 years of teaching experience, these work really well to in the beginning. This way the students learn very quickly to play even if they can't read all the notes in the beginning.
The songs in this book are fun, different, and tested and accepted by my own students. For example the ”Pikajuna” ie. ”Express Train” was a legend at birth, almost all my students will surely know it by heart for the rest of their lives! There are a couple of popular bonus tracks at the end of the book: Harry Potter and Batman! "