A guide for piano teachers using the new Colour Keys Piano ABC - Book A. Book B Guide is expected Winter 2016.
Colour Keys Piano is designed for young beginners. Piano ABC is suitable for both private and group lessons. This method book applies the ideas of Zoltan Kodaly who believed in the importance of developing the inner hearing skills through audio-visual means.A child-centered Colour Keys method, which is based on the Colour Strings approach, introduces new musical concepts in the simplest manner possible. The different octave ranges of the keyboard are illustrated with a coloured slip. In addition, a different character represents each octave. The coloured staff is constructed gradually from a single-line staff into a five-line staff. Relative solfa is used in this method. The Little DO wandering on the keyboard suggests transposition. Transposing slip will guide transposition and functions in every key. The pieces in this book are a collection of folk songs and children's songs from different countries. Teacher's Guide offers pedagogical information about the teaching material as well as lyrics to the songs.