Weekend Competition: The Lang Lang Piano Method

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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!

 Lang Lang at his recent book launch at Steinway Hall in London: Andy Griffin Photography
Lang Lang at his recent book launch at Steinway Hall in London: Andy Griffin Photography

You can find out more and purchase the books here.


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.


95 Comments Add yours

  1. J Snowden says:

    I’d love to have a try of these books! I hear the repertoire in them is lovely.

  2. Sarah Littleton says:

    It will be very interesting to see what approach Lang Lang takes in his beginner method series.

  3. Georgia says:

    Super duper! I’d like so so sooooo much these books!!! ❤

  4. Jo Scullin says:

    Would love to win these. Have heard such positive praise about them so would be keen to find out more 🙂

  5. Flora Tzanetaki says:

    Dear Melanie I am a professional pianist named Flora Tzanetaki and I have been admiring Lang Lang all my life .I really dream of having those books .

    Best Flora Tzanetaki

  6. Flora Tzanetaki says:

    Hope I win those!

    Love Flora

  7. robfoz says:

    These look great! Always good to have fresh ideas – inspiration for students and teachers!

  8. Caroline Panter says:

    Its always great to have new beginners material to explore. I teach in primary schools where all my pupils are beginners so I’m always keen to try out and compare new methods so these sound interesting!

  9. Julie says:

    WOW! Would be awesome to win these and check them out!!

  10. Chagne says:

    Would love to own these books and even suggesting then to my students! They seem great and he is a wonderful pianist and musician…

  11. I think Lang Lang would be an inspiring role model for a young student. Very interested in trying his method with Australian children.

  12. Ann Coleman says:

    Thanks for posting the competition, Melanie. I’m living in hope!!!

  13. Jane Lakey says:

    Excited to see these – he does a great job inspiring young people!

  14. Lisa says:

    Wow! This is the first I’ve heard of this! I’d love to try it out!! Fingers crossed!!!

  15. Helen abbott says:

    These would be so useful…. They look really great!

  16. Ana Beatriz says:

    I would love to win those books! Do you send to Brazil? 😀

    1. Hi Ana! Thank you for taking part. I send my prizes all over the world! It’s the comment that’s important, not where you live! 🙂

  17. Priscilla says:

    My heart jumped with excitement when I first heard about Lang Lang method! Will really love to get this and use them for the students 🙂

  18. juliesstudio says:

    Are these available in the US? I would love to be entered.

  19. Kay says:

    I will be happy to see his books! Even we have the same names .:)

  20. Irma Khouw says:

    I would love to try this.

  21. donalgormley says:

    Sounds like a great resource. Must check it out.

  22. Rebekah says:

    Would love to explore this new beginner method! The ‘piano discovery’ approach sounds great!

  23. I would love these books-have done some reading on them and they look excellent!

  24. Vanda Bennett says:

    My little boy has been inspired by Lang Lang. I would love him to be able to use these books.

  25. janicewinder says:

    I’d love to win this, it looks very engaging and I have a couple of new younger pupils I’d like to try it with ….. 🙂

  26. Jillian Tymms says:

    This would be really awesome to take to my new jobnext week! Lang Lang is so talented!

  27. Aleece Wilcox says:

    I can’t wait to check these out!

  28. Brittney Aldridge says:

    How fun! A lot of my students are in this age range. It would be fun to check them out!

  29. Betsy says:

    I’ve been curious about these but not able to get to a music store to see them in person! Thanks for the contest!

  30. Laura DeVries says:

    I’d also love a chance to win the books! 😃

  31. jenburri says:

    Woah! That is so exciting! I have twin boy piano students who I know would love these!

  32. Noreen F says:

    I would love to take a look at these. I’m always looking for new music.

  33. It would be nice to see what the Pianist has for us piano teachers. I would like to be considered for the set.

  34. holora says:

    I would love to win and try out this method, excited…

  35. Zen Mama says:

    I’ve got a student I really think would love these. I’m so curious!

  36. Fran says:

    I would like to check these out! Thank you very much.

  37. Elsa says:

    I am so excited about Lang Lang’s new method! I absolutely love his series “Mastering the Piano” and am sure his books for younger children will be just as amazing! I find that Lang Lang digs deeper into the artistry behind piano playing in a way that most methods do not attain.

  38. Mimi says:

    Thank you!

  39. Lynnette Emme says:

    This looks great and I’d love to have a copy to check out!

  40. Rachee Lombard says:

    As a beginner teacher this would be an amazing opportunity to help boost my library and try something new, by an amazing pianist. Whoever wins will be one very lucky individual for sure, good luck to all.

  41. Derick says:

    Lang Lang is really doing a great thing contributing to the education of next generation!

  42. maryloypa says:

    I recently saw these and was so delighted, knowing my piano students would really be motivated by these books. Thank you for doing this.

  43. Kathy Heninger says:

    I would love to try your books! Especially for younger children….Thanks

  44. Would be such a treat to try these out; my books budget is well and truly blown for the next few months!

  45. Suzette Douglas says:

    Would love these!!!

  46. It would be very interesting to own this books and try them in my studio. Hope I can win 🙂

  47. Mary Karren says:

    Thank you for this fun offer! Crossing my fingers!

  48. Ashton says:

    Nice! These look fun!

  49. Melissa says:

    I had no idea about these!! I just started teaching two Chinese students adopted If I would have known but they already bought their books so I hope I win!

  50. Anna Fagan says:

    How wonderful — I’ve been reading about these, and would love to have a set to study for future use!

  51. Donna Reed says:

    How exciting to have a chance to win these books!!!

  52. oliviawoohoo says:

    Sounds awesome!

  53. Yvonne Reddy says:

    I’m always looking at new methods because for every student there is a best method to use with that student.

  54. hannahannika says:

    I’m very interested in finding out more. This method might appeal to some of my students

  55. I heard these new books came out but I haven’t had time to look at them, yet. What a great opportunity to perhaps see them for free!

  56. Julia Fountain says:

    Worth a look-see 🙂

  57. Amy Reiff says:

    I’m always interested in looking at what’s new out there. Looks fun!

  58. c spencer says:

    I make regular use of Lang Lang’s ‘Mastering the Piano’ books with my pupils and would love to get this latest series of method books too.

  59. Stephanie Hinckley says:

    Loved his fabulous concert with the Utah Symphony in 2015. Love the books about him and YouTube videos. I’m pretty sure I would love these method books too!

  60. Sue C says:

    Would love to try this with all my piano students epecially after visit to watch Lang Lang play next Sunday at RAH, students and parents are very excited with our upcoming trip!

  61. Mary Toft says:

    These books look really fun. Can’t wait to try them!

  62. Alpha Walker says:

    I really try to stay up to date with all the latest methods and I would be delighted to have some of these books. Although I mostly use my own method, I try very hard to research and incorporate any great new ideas on teaching beginners! I am eager to take a look at this method!

  63. Would love to see these books! 🙂

  64. Karstin says:

    I would love to win these! I love the concept of being a super hero at the piano.

  65. Michelle D says:

    Always the piano geek, I would love to win a set of new Lang Lang piano books! 😉

  66. knakster says:

    Would love to check these books out!

  67. Alondra says:

    I love scoping out new methods! You have to stay abreast of as many methods as possible–so each interview with a new student leads you to the best fit for their personality and learning style. These are adorable, and would be good for kiddos to learn about a contemporary classical performer! Classical music is cooler than pop!!!

  68. Matthew Ellson says:

    These would be great for my children as they progress through the grades. Always looking for new teaching methods and these books look perfect.

  69. Karen Housby says:

    Looks like these are popular prizes Melanie! I’d certainly love to try one out!

  70. Molly Petrik says:

    I’m very curious about these books and try to research as many beginner methods as I can get my hands on!

  71. Julie Cooper says:

    The name Lang Lang,
    All over the world has sang,
    I’ve had a quick look,
    And would really like the book!

  72. Would love to have the chance to explore these books with my pupils please!

  73. Christie says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of this method….based on your review, it sounds delightful! I’d love to add them to my library.

  74. John Utuk says:

    I would love to try out Lang Lang’s methods with my students. It would be interesting to see how his personality as a player translates into his teaching materials. Glad that he’s aware of his celebrity and influencing students for the future. I hope I can add them to my library and have my students experience it as well!

  75. Lydia says:

    Thanks for making them available!

  76. Swan says:

    Since RCM has now mentioned these books, I would love to see them and try them!

  77. Sara Robinson says:

    Would love to be able to use this new series of piano books with my beginner students! Looks fun to teach.

  78. I would love to win these and try them with my students. Thanks for the opportunity.

  79. Deanna lariz says:

    Yes would love them!!÷

  80. Pv says:

    One of the world’s most famous pianists of all times. It is not less than admirable that he also takes part in educational programmes for very young pianists. Brilliant technique and popular interpretation, which always drives his audience.

  81. Sabine Vogt says:

    Dear Melanie, I’m enjoying reading about the Lana Lang Music books. I’ve always been interested in learning and then – since I’m “a people’s Person” (as a friend told me) I don’t keep that knowlege to myself, i.e. I don’t mean gossiping, I actually mean knowledge that I’ve acquired. Knowledge is a treasure but practice is the key to it. That is the next point and time is always short but time needs to be there for what one feels is important. I’d like to tell the Russian Pianist of my Duisburg choir about the Lang Lang books. I also showed her your books and of course, she was very much interested in looking at new piano literature. Can you ever have enough books?

  82. Thank you for the opportunity. I appreciate it!

    Best,

    Andrija

  83. David Richard says:

    I am hoping to use these books as an alternative to the John Thomson or Bastien books. We, as teacher, always need to refresh our views and use new material. I have high hopes and the fact that it’s written by one of today’s superstar is a bonus!

  84. Sue Greenham says:

    I’m really looking forward to seeing these books. I’m expecting them to be very good and great fun

  85. Gayle Peterson says:

    I would love to try these out with my students too. Thanks for the opportunity!

  86. Lori Supernaw says:

    I would love to win these!

  87. Gena says:

    I would love to try these books!

  88. Gena Griffin says:

    I would love to try these! Thank you for the giveaway!

  89. Cecilia says:

    These books would be great for my beginner pupils, haven’t seen his books before.

  90. It is fantastic, thank you Melanie!

  91. This competition has now closed. Many thanks to all those who took part 🙂

  92. Sara says:

    I am intrigued. I heard Lang Lang live several years ago and wonder if his incredible technical training appears in this new method. Very cool. Would love to explore these.

    1. Sorry Sara, the winners have just been announced! More competitions will follow soon….

  93. Loretta McCann says:

    This looks like a great set of books, would love to try them out

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