Weekend Competition: Get Set! Piano

Get Set Piano 1

It’s Friday! And therefore time for another weekend competition. Today’s prize features several copies of Get Set! Piano which is a tutor (or method) book series published by Bloomsbury and written by Heather Hammond and Karen Marshall.

Tutor Book 1 is accompanied by Pieces Book 1, and there is Tutor Book 2 and Pieces Book 2 as well (I’ve a copy of each, therefore two lucky readers will receive either both Tutor and Pieces Book 1 or 2), and this combination provides lots of material for beginners. Posture, hand positions and improvisation with teacher are highlighted, as well as writing exercises and simple, but effective illustrations. The thumb is introduced sparingly, and little tunes are slowly incorporated.

As usual, all you need to do is leave a comment in the comment box at the end of this post, and Heather Hammond and I will select two winners on Sunday evening (British time).

You can find out much more about Get Set! Piano here.

Get Set Piano

My publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.

39 thoughts on “Weekend Competition: Get Set! Piano

  1. It sure looks gorgeous. I’m always looking for new material, and have always appreciated British methods. I wish they were more widely distributed in the USA.

  2. Always on the lookout for new approaches to beginner teaching and what jumped out of the page was the ‘sparing use of the thumb’. Would love to check out this series.

  3. I’m starting a new student next week and I’ve been wondering if I should try out this series. It would be great to be able to show him this set next week at his first lesson.

  4. hello, im trying to develope music education in muscat-oman, im a piano teacher….unfortunately here in muscat, we have not much good music books so usually i must purchase everything from amazon to make children happy…wonder about those books, this is first time i saw them and im very interested….. hope this will be my lucky comment…

  5. ooooh these would be great for my daughter! Nanny has a piano at her house and plays a little and it would be lovely for nanny and granddaughter to use these books to teach my daughter. Fingers crossed

  6. These competitions are a great idea Melanie – a really good way to disseminate great new materials! I’ve not seen these tutor books, but they certainly look interesting and distinctive, so whether or not I am this weeks lucky winner I hope to get a look at them at some point 🙂

  7. I am really impressed by the method this series takes to approach piano playing for beginners. Really hope I can win this; am currently trying to guide my little 7-year-old cousin into loving music again (she’s had several terrible experiences with various piano teachers)! Thank you for organising this Melanie! On another note, I hope you come to OMWPA again someday, I was one of the 2012 alumni and thoroughly enjoyed your class on sight-reading. 🙂

  8. I am really impressed by the method this series uses to make piano playing interesting for beginners. Really hope I can win this; am currently trying to guide my little 7-year-old cousin to a love of music (she’s had several terrible experiences with piano teachers). On another note, I hope you come back again to OMWPA, Melanie! I was one of the 2012 alumni and thoroughly enjoyed your class on sight-reading techniques. 🙂

  9. I like the colorful layout of the book of Tutor book 1 (I saw the you tube link when students are playing with). I wish to win a copy so that I could have a closer look and explore the concept and the sequence of this method.

  10. I am always looking for new beginning books. Sometimes it is a challenge to find the perfect fit for that certain student. This one looks like it will be a good one!

  11. This book looks like a creative fresh approach to teaching young students. I would to love to win it if possible, as I could utilize the new methods discovered. Thank you.

  12. I love investigating new music for my students. Keeps me on my toes, too, so that I never fall into a rut. Thank you for introducing us to this music.

  13. These incredible books will be suitable for kids age 4-12. I am always looking for interesting beginner books and creative teaching approach! In Malaysia, we have limited piano books. If possible, I hope to win it. 🙂

  14. These look ideal for young beginners – I’m always looking for material that is suitable for small children, especially those who find use of the thumb and ‘five finger’ position still tricky to achieve.

  15. My daughters keen to learn.
    My daughters keen to play.
    Times are hard,
    Maxed out is the credit card.
    So please, send the books my way!

  16. Thanks for another great opportunity! I’m in the process of restarting my piano studio. So far (as expected) I have all beginners. Having more beginner materials at my disposal is always welcome! Thanks to Heather and Karen for sharing as well! Hope I’m the lucky one!

  17. Get Set tutor books have the most musical approach to learning I have seen and are suitable for all types of learners. The foundations of music are laid thoroughly in easy steps with lovely illustrations and music. Get Set tutor books not only make learning music enjoyable for beginners of all ages but are an excellent resource for teachers.

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