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by: jamesmusicstudio
teacher member
Nov 26, 2011
3:05 am

I've been teaching for over 20 years and for the past 10 have been a fan of the Faber Piano Adventures series. I currently use it for everyone from 4 to 72 and find it superior in every way to Alfred, Bastien, Schaum, Thompson, etc.

James Weinberg, BMus, MME
James' Music Studio, LLC
Piano Lessons and Vocal Coaching
4 Locations in Williamson County
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by: member1838
teacher member
Feb 2, 2012
4:57 pm

I prefer Faber as well, but find it a little lacking in develop of proper technique. So I generally supplement faber with Edna Mae Burnam's wonderful Dozen A Day series, or something similar.

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by: Mark Adamczyk
teacher member
Mar 2, 2012
6:14 am

I am agreed on the Faber being superior as well, the pieces are a good mix of modalities and interesting for students. Doesn't push C major as exclusively as some other methods, there ARE other keys after all. Lots of busy-ness on the pages too, which my students find enticing. Recently, like in the last six months, they started introducing revised editions, which are welcome.

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