- Piano Pronto®: Prelude
I use this book for all of my older beginners. The songs are great and they really enjoy it.
Teacher of the Neurodiverse
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.
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.
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.
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!
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! :)
I have several adult beginner students who are using Prelude. They are all doing great and loving it!
I have seen a huge transformation in the motivation of my students after switching to Piano Pronto. Students of all ages love it!
This method is fantastic and my students of all ages love it. My students are also much stronger sightreaders because of this method book.
My students all love Piano Pronto and have been progressing rapidly through this book. They love the songs, especially when we play the duets together.