Piano Pronto®: Prelude

Method Book written by Jennifer Eklund

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Piano Pronto Prelude book is a primer level piano lesson book for beginners of all ages with no prior experience.

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Piano Pronto® Teacher Duets: Prelude (Hardcopy)

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SKUPPMB002
ISBN978-1-942751-02-1
Number of Pages76

About the author

Jennifer Eklund

Jennifer Eklund

Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in performance and pedagogy and a master’s degree in historical musicology from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks for students of all ages and levels.

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Should I start my student in Keyboard Kickoff or Prelude?
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Keyboard Kickoff is intended for younger beginners, typically those with smaller hands, who are ages 5-7. The pacing of Keyboard Kickoff is slower, the pieces have more note-name aides, and there is only a limited use of harmonic intervals. In contrast, Prelude is a beginning level book intended for older beginners, has a more accelerated pacing, fewer note-name aides, and more demanding use of harmonic intervals in the left hand.
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Can my student skip Prelude after Keyboard Kickoff?
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Students who complete Keyboard Kickoff should then work through the Prelude book. There are a number of concepts, including the introduction of dynamics and accidentals, that are introduced in the Prelude book that are not presented in Keyboard Kickoff. While there is some overlap between Keyboard Kickoff and Prelude there are transition instructions in the Foreword Notes of the Prelude book that detail how to utilize the review pieces at the beginning of the Prelude book. Many teachers find it effective to start using these two books in tandem when the student reaches the halfway point of Keyboard Kickoff.
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Is Piano Pronto an All-in-One course?
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Not exactly, but it’s pretty close! Each book in the Piano Pronto series includes pieces, explanations about musical concepts and terminology, written music theory exercises, and Pronto Prep sections to help instill the importance of section work. If you want to dive deeper into music theory we suggest using the correlating Power Pages books that include written theory, ear training, technique exercises, composition prompts, and much more. Power Pages books are available up through Piano Pronto: Movement 3.
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Teacher of the Neurodiverse
Teacher of the Neurodiverse
Reviewed on March 6, 2021
I've always had good results supplementing my tweens with ADHD or other neurodiversities and hypermobility with Pronto--the clean layouts look grown-up to them but the alpha-note reminders and positions provide the stability that a bendy, neurodiverse kid often needs, as well as the instant gratification of playing known tunes. I finally had the chance to use Prelude as the primary method with a student who fits this profile (usually I find out about the ADHD months after I've already picked the method, no thanks to the parents...) and the student is absolutely excelling. I wish I could go back in time with the kids I later found out had ADHD and put them in Pronto right away.
Heidi
Heidi
Reviewed on February 18, 2020Verified purchase
I've been using the Prelude, Movement 1, and Movement 2 since about 2013 when Jennifer first entered the scene and was promoting her method online. I love these books! At that time I mainly used the method books as supplemental material, but have found students really enjoy the music and have a solid foundation when using this as my primary method. I now supplement with other books when I use PP as the main method book.
Alexa
Alexa
Reviewed on February 3, 2020
The Piano Pronto books are amazing! I have used Piano Adventures for a few years and when I needed a different series for some new students, I decided to use Piano Pronto. It has been so great! Students have been progressing faster than ever and have improved on rhythms, notes, and hand independence. All of these things were more difficult with Piano Adventures. My students always struggled with 3rds, 4ths, eighth notes, and dotted quarter notes. All of these things were extremely easy to teach compared to how they were learning before. The method books are also motivating my students to practice more.
Amy
Amy
Reviewed on March 29, 2019Verified purchase
Piano Pronto books are the best beginning method books I have used. Students who start in these books learn to read music so well. I also encourage transfer students or any students who need to reinforce their reading skills to go through these books. These are great learning tools! Thank you!
Tara
Tara
Reviewed on February 18, 2019Verified purchase
My new 9-year-old student has been using Prelude since day one (about 5 weeks ago). She loves it so much that she's been working ahead on her own and came this past week telling me that she'd written her own song with only her left hand! She comes from a family with absolutely no musical experience, and her mom told me they had been putting off starting her in piano for quite a while, because they were afraid of not being able to help her, even though she was begging to play. They have been so happy with her progress though and she always comes with the biggest smile. So thankful for this book that is such a perfect fit for her! :)