Piano Pronto®: Movement 1
Designed for beginners who have completed the Prelude book
Students continue to explore music outside of 5-finger positions
Page count: 80
Scales and key signatures are introduced for C, G, and F major
28 fun and familiar tunes to build note-reading skills
Engaging teacher duet parts for every song (sold separately)
All-in-one textbook with integrated theory exercises
Pronto Prep sections teach and reinforce effective practice habits
Accelerated pacing is perfect for use with teens and adults
Play-along soundtracks available (sold separately)
Additional DetailsSKU: PPMB003
Level: Beginner, Late Beginner
Medium: Hardcopy, Method Book
Method Book Match: Movement 1, Fired Up! Level Two
Theory Time Correlations
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The review questions are very helpful for teaching students!
If you are tired of old method books and looking for materials to teach older beginners, this is the perfect book It has familiar tunes to so that they can play something they know in a short time. Bravo !!
My students are just SOARING since moving them into Piano Pronto! They love playing melodies they recognize and are therefore more inspired to practice! The music in Piano Pronto gets them playing with a big sound early on (INSPIRING) and introduces new notes slowly (CONFIDENCE BUILDING). I have had students in the past (in other methods) who freeze up when it comes time to play hands together – Not in Piano Pronto! I moved them into the Prelude Book and in just a week, they are playing Brother John with a whole new confidence! The rest is history! LOVE Piano Pronto for my studio!
I recently started transitioning several students over to this series once they finished the primer of an older method I was using. The students really enjoy the familiarity of these pieces. The Pronto Preps before many of the pieces are great drill to help the students prepare for their new assigmment. New terms and concepts are clearly laid out for easy student comprehension. I’m glad I have learned about Piano Pronto’s wonderful resources for my students!
A fantastic method book! I have transferred 7 of my students (both children and adults) on to this book already and within 2 weeks I have seen brilliant things! The amount of practise they have all done has been incredible and we’ve had great fun in the lessons learning these songs.
The Pronto Prep’s are really helpful as they allow the student to practically learn the song in sections with separate hands. All of the younger children have been amazed that when we turn the page we discover that they have already learned the tricky bits in the Prep! They have also found that when they attempt to play the song after practising the Prep it is much easier and far less daunting for them.
One of my adult students said she loved the book so much that she was going to recycle her old method book the minute she got home as she never wanted to see it again after playing from Movement 1! She said that she really loved that the songs weren’t too tricky but sounded like ‘real songs’.
Happy Students = Happy Teachers! – Keep up the good work Jennifer, we love these books!!!
I am a retired middle school music teacher who transitioned to teaching piano this past year. I wish I had known about the Piano Pronto series from the very first day I started teaching. I have a few “reluctant” students who were dragging along in another series, but perked right up and learned the songs I assigned them from Piano Pronto. I am so happy to see my kids “show off” what they can play. Thanks!
I am so glad I found Piano Pronto. Today my transfer student had her first lesson with me and we learned the first two songs. She loved them! Mom and her were very happy. I have also switched my own kids to Piano Pronto Prelude and Movement 1 as soon as the book arrived; and they loved it immediately because of the familiarity of the songs. I will gradually switch all my students with Piano Pronto and definitely start my future new students with this. Thanks Jennifer!
I am switching from a big time main stream method. Here are my reasons why I choose Piano Pronto, and having the Movement 1 in my hands really gets me excited about the switch. 1. PP is simply laid out, perfectly clear to the student. I’ve had enough of colorful methods with reminders written up and down in and around the music, because kids can’t focus on the main things! It gets confusing. PP is not confusing. 2. Clear black and white font and type. Leaves room for teachers notes and markings! 3. PP is one page to the next, with a clear pedagogical purpose. Flipping for one book to another and trying to keep technical exercises with the right lessons makes me go crazy and my students don’t make the connection very well. I am perfectly capable of teaching technique with out flipping through frog illustrated books. PP lets me use my own creativity and pedagogical skills. And 4. Eighth notes are taught right from the beginning as well as other important aspects of music (pronto prep is genius), so the student can play music how it should be with their already internalized rhythmic familiarity. In the other method, I was writing in dotted quarter note and eighth notes over silly and boring quarter note rhythms in level 2 so the student could play it how they should (ode to joy). So, bravo Jennifer for creating a method that I am so ready to use! It’s going to make a difference.
I have moved nearly all my studio to Piano Pronto, and many students are using this Movement One book. Because Jennifer’s songs move along quickly in difficulty, many students went from a shaky level 2 in another series to a solid level 1 in Piano Pronto, and are enjoying making music now. The rhythms are repetitive and catchy, which really captures their attention when it comes time to practice: they WANT to get it right, and the repetition helps them be self-aware when they aren’t right.
I absolutely love this method from Jennifer Eklund! I have switched several students over to this method and they tell me they love it. The music keeps them excited to learn more and they love to practice now.
I have been teaching for many years and love Piano Pronto. I recently started a new student using Piano Pronto and it was so refreshing to hear “This is easier than I thought it would be.” I am so used to the students being overwhelmed and glassy eyed as they leave their first few lessons because of information overload. The same information is presented in such an logical and easy manner that my students seem to get the idea intuitively. Love it.
I put a beginning middle schooler in this book hoping she would find it more sophisticated than other beginning method books. She did! We are halfway through it now, and I can see that her music-reading and comprehension are right on target. I so appreciate this series and find it interesting that so many of my students are beginning to prefer it to other publications.