It’s Friday and time for a Weekend Competition. There has been much excitement surrounding the launch of The Lang Lang Piano Method, which was published just last month by Faber Music. The Chinese concert pianist has achieved rock star status, especially in the Far East, and is dedicated to helping budding young pianists develop and learn in the best possible way.
The Lang Lang Piano Academy was launched, in conjunction with Faber Music, a couple of years ago, with the first set of educational piano books (mastering the piano series published in 2014) flying off the shelves. The Lang Lang Piano Method consists of five volumes and is designed to take youngsters from the very beginning to around Grade 1 level (ABRSM exams).
Each brightly coloured publication features a cartoon character of Lang Lang, and takes beginners (the method is aimed at those between the ages of 5 – 10 years) on a journey of piano discovery. Musicianship is developed through theory quizzes and games, as well as the chance to hear Lang Lang playing a range of piano repertoire. The books are accompanied by online audio tracks, including performances of the concert pieces by the popular piano star himself.
I’m delighted to have the first three books in this series to offer as a giveaway to three lucky readers. Please leave your comments in the comment box at the end of this blog post and I will select three winners on Sunday evening (British time). Good luck!
Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.
For more information, please visit the publications page, here.