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!
You can find out more and purchase the books here.
For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of 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.