How I Use It
I’ve used this method with great enjoyment and success in my own studio for the past 5+ years. I appreciate the careful development of skills for a beginning student, and while it moves quickly compared to a traditional method book series, students are able to move at the pace set by the method, and see quick progress in their playing. The practice mp3 files are very helpful to students and teachers, the funsheets are engaging, and the note reading development is right on track to build strong readers. If a parent is lost at home, they can visit the YouTube channel for help - a great support!
This method offers students a balanced musical education, well-supported by activities, games, and practice hints. From reading to ear training, this method has been a delight to learn, to teach, and to practice with my own children! I especially appreciate the folk-song approach for beginners, transitioning into piano repertoire at an appropriate pace of development. I highly recommend this method to all teachers of music. I would recommend not just that teachers try this method, but that they also train with Joseph Hoffman, who is an outstanding teacher and educator.