We couldn’t resist sharing this wonderful review of the Get Set! Piano series of tutor books. We’ve had this music-filled post from author Karen Marshall, and both her and co-author Heather Hammond have been getting rave reviews for their workshops for piano teachers, but nothing beats some honest feedback from someone using the books.
This one is a short post from us with some detail about the colourful Get Set! series below. We encourage you to head over to read the full review by piano teacher and writer, Andrew Eales, on his blog Pianodao but here are a couple of the best quotes. It’s so lovely to see the books that these brilliant piano teachers worked so hard on helping others out there in supporting their teaching and the learning of their students.
“The pace, progress and underlying pedagogy is as close to perfect as I have seen in a beginner tutor for children.”
“Upon receiving the books, I was immediately struck by the high quality presentation, with lively cartoon pictures throughout (by Julia Patton), clear and uncluttered presentation, and superb music engraving. Paper quality, printing and binding are all top quality, as one expects from this publishing house.”
If you’re on Twitter, check out @keyquestmusic for more from Andrew, @getsetpiano for more from the authors, and of course @ACBlack_Music for the latest from our music team. If flute is your specialism then find the authors of the latest titles in the series @hattie_jolly and @redwhitespotty.
The Get Set! series is a fantastic way to help musical development from the first lesson through to Grade 1. The tutor books’ tried-and-tested progression include note learning as well as aural, theory and composing skills providing a holistic approach to music. The pieces books follow and supplement the tutor books with a mixture of favourites and new material written specially for the twenty-first century child.