Pronto Pizazz Volume 1
Beginning level solos full of energy, style and most importantly—pizazz!
All 16 solos include lush, contemporary teacher accompaniments.
Enjoy spending time together at the piano with showcase-style pieces that are guaranteed to be a hit at your next recital!
Use as a supplement for Piano Pronto: Keyboard Kickoff, Prelude, and Movement 1 books
Appropriate for beginners of all ages no matter what method books you are using
- Off to the Races (with play-along track)
- Shall We Dance? (with play-along track)
- Cheers! (with play-along track)
- Rising Star (with play-along track)
- Creepy Crawlers (with play-along track)
- Hop, Skip, and a Jump (with play-along track)
- Down a Country Road (with play-along track)
- Catch Me if you Can (with play-along track)
- Little Serenade (with play-along track)
- Roll the Dice (with play-along track)
- Strolling (with play-along track)
- Jazz Cat (with play-along track)
- Out of the Fog (with play-along track)
- Rockin' the Boat (with play-along track)
- Someday (with play-along track)
- A Minor Mystery (with play-along track)
Additional DetailsSKU: PPSB1006
Tonal Center: Various
Genre(s): Contemporary Lyrical, Jazz & Blues, Pop-Style, Showcase Solos
Instrumentation: Piano Solo, Piano Solo w/Teacher Duet
Level: Primer, Beginner
Medium: Hardcopy, Songbook
Method Book Match: Keyboard Kickoff, Prelude, Movement 1
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I got my shipment today. Unwrapped the fun wrapping paper, then played through the entire Pronto Pizazz book before even looking at the rest of the box. This book makes me excited. It is the best beginner easy solos collection out there. And the duets are like layers of icing on top. My little students first of all will love playing these, and secondly need these pieces to learn so much (even my late beginner and intermediate transfer students)! And my upcoming adult group class wouldn’t be the same without this book. So versatile! And I enjoy every single one. Thank you Jennifer Eklund!
My students were wide-eyed and grinning when they each received their new copy of Pizazz. Even though it was just released on Dec 30, I had pre-ordered several copies in advance so my students had their new books at their first January lessons. I gave this book to students in Keyboard Kickoff, Prelude, and the beginning of Movement 1 books. For the later beginners, we used the first few pieces for sight reading purposes. Most new students will be able to play the first piece on their first or second piano lesson, which is really exciting for them. Before using Piano Pronto, my students *rarely* requested a duet at their lesson. Now, I have students who ask if we can play a duet at EVERY LESSON. They are excellent pieces – all of them. PP has added so much more joy into our music making!
One of my 7 yr old students, clutching his Pronto Pizazz and Prelude books tight to his chest, proudly declared,”THESE books work really good for ME!” He was absolutely beaming! He started lessons with me a couple yrs ago and we have waded through several different method books, with nothing bringing that spark and desire to practice and play. Now with this Pizazz music, he is lit! The songs and duets are delightful! And all my students LOVE the fancy,colorful cover! Pronto Pizazz is a winner!
I can’t say enough about the Piano Pizzazz duets! Jennifer has combined very early beginner primo parts with brilliant secondos that are more advanced. The result is amazing! My beginners LOVE these duets – I do, too!
“Oooooo!” The sounds of my 6 yr old beginning student as I hand them their Pronto Pizazz! It not only looks Pizazz, but sounds Pizazz as well.:) A perfect supplementary book for beginning students. The duets are gorgeous and the kids love the feeling of playing the full sounding pieces. The diversity of sounds is also fabulous, as I think there’s a little something for everyone’s liking in Pronto Pizazz!
Absolutely love this book! What a fun way to introduce duet-playing to a beginner student! I am thrilled that this book offers a variety of duets with the Primo parts ranging in difficulty from super-early beginner level (with just a few notes), to later beginner (with basic chords/harmonies in LH intervals). Not to mention, the Secondo parts are fabulous! …as they are with any Jennifer Eklund duet.
One of the BEST beginner books out there! I only ordered 2 studio copies to start with but now I am ordering additional books b/c students love them. And just like all of the other Piano Pronto books, the teacher duets are spectacular. Parents always stop whatever they’re doing & look up like, “Wow! My kid sounds amazing up there!”
I used Pizazz with a student who had forgotten her book, so we were *both* going to sightread from the book. (I received it the day before.)
HOLY COW, these are *not* your father’s functional but boring duet parts! They are engaging, entertaining, and extreme (in the good Mountain Dew/Red Bull way). My student got distracted the first time, but then she played perfectly with me the second time.
These are great pieces to motivate the early to late elementary student who has plateaued and is getting discouraged. Intermediate and late intermediate students will enjoy learning and playing the secondo parts.
It’s a “pizazz de résistance!”
I love this supplemental book! First of all, the duet parts aren’t your run-of-the-mill boring little ditties. The teacher part is interesting, has some technical challenges, and adds a fun bounce (syncopated rhythms) to the student part. The songs are longer which make them great for recitals and also gives the student a feeling of accomplishment in playing a longer piece of music. This is my favorite book!
I just started using Piano Pronto in my studio recently, and Pizazz is already my go-to sightreading book for all of my intermediate students! Suddenly, sightreading is fun and exciting with the teacher duets in this book. (These are the best teacher duets I’ve ever seen.) Bonus, the awesomeness of the duets makes my students really focus and count. Even my adult students love to sightread in lessons now.
I’ve been using these with my students for the past few weeks and they’re loving them! I love how they’re so doable for the younger kids, but sound so fantastic! Thank you!!
Wonderful book! Students are loving it!
These duets are very refreshing! The teacher parts are the best I’ve ever seen. My students walk away super motivated after playing these pieces. There’s just as much “cool” in this collection as there is sweetness and beauty. It does not disappoint. Can’t wait for Pizzazz Volume 2!
My beginner students can’t get enough of these easy but very fun sounding pieces! They all walk away very motivated and want to learn and play more. Jennifer has a great talent in arranging such attractive teacher’s duet part. I sometimes find myself enjoy playing my part more than the students!
Such a fun book. I’ve tried this book out on kids and adults and they all love it. These duets are a great way to make people of any age feel like they are playing something really impressive. They are fun to listen to and fun to play. They are just a joy to teach!
love, love, love, this book very much. my students enjoy it. a must have duet book for beginners.