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This is the original edition of this book. An updated 2021 edition is also available.
Are you looking to buy a piano music method book to suit older students? Daniel McFarlane’s fun and engaging Supersonics Method has been adapted with an accelerated pace for students aged approx. 12 years old and over. ‘Quick Start A’ will challenge them to learn the same core techniques and concepts you’ll find in Levels 1 and 2 of the main method, with a more flexible approach and streamlined progression between pieces. And like Level 1 of the method, this contemporary piano method book takes a playful, open-minded approach to teaching students to read music, developing core techniques, learning to transpose and compose.
Watch student confidence bloom as you guide them to develop strong technical skills, while training their musical ear with creative activities and popular chord progressions. The pieces naturally teach students to explore a wider range on the piano.
They’ll fall in love with music from all eras as this book expands their musical horizons. They’ll practice and perform engaging arrangements of classical, historical repertoire alongside modern chords and melodies.
Streamline your teaching process! This piano lesson book for the later beginners comes with interactive, online resources and activities for students that they can access at home and in the studio.
Support material: The Supersonics Plus App adds so much more to this piano lesson book for beginners. Access the teaching resources, backing tracks, activities and more – in studio or at home, and create a rich, dynamic and engaging learning experience. All the core content is free!
Content: 164 pages piano method book with 1-2 years of teaching material for older beginners (approx. age 12+).
Musical preparation: Set your students up for success by developing fundamental musical skills and techniques before they begin playing.
BONUS FREE ACCESS to Supersonics Plus material: Get backing tracks and rhythm builders that work with this method, to give you a fun and rich teaching experience for you and your students.
Teaching Support via our Facebook Group: Join the Supersonics Piano Facebook Group to join a lively community of piano tutors using our method.
Q: What ages / grades is Quick Start A suitable for? A: The lessons taught in this book are suitable for ages 12+ (including teens and adults).
Q: If I want to transfer my students to your method from another, how do I know where to start? A: The best entry points into the accelerated Supersonics Piano Method are at Quick Start A and Level 4 of the main method.
Q: What techniques and skills will my students master by using this piano method? A: By the end of Quick Start A, students will be confident and effective players and be able to: link symbol to sound, learn pieces by rote, play in time, play with good technique, display a wide dynamic range, read a wide range of notes (encompassing the 5 signpost C’s), understand and express a range of musical gestures, transpose pieces, play pop chords with confidence, respond to creative stimuli and much more.
Q: It looks like a lot of the pieces are in “C position”. Is this the case? A: No. By using different finger combinations, wide-ranging rote pieces and transposition early in the book and small stretches and moving around the thumb later in the book students avoid getting locked into a 5 finger mindset.
Please note that this book is perfect bound.