Weekend Competition: Piano Junior

Today’s competition features the recently published piano method, Piano Junior (Schott Music). Written by German composer and pedagogue Hans Günter-Heumann, it is designed as ‘A creative and interactive piano course’ for children from the age of 6, which progresses in small, manageable steps.

The course encourages creativity through regular, integrated ‘corners’, such as composing, improvising, playing, technique, ear training, memory, sight-reading and music quizzes. Introduced by the main ‘character’, PJ the robot, this beautifully illustrated method features a whole series of books, as well as a plethora of other materials including videos, audio demos and play-alongs for all the pieces, as well as a range of extra fun resources to download.  The series offers a lesson, theory, duet and performance book in, at present, Level 1 & 2 (Level 3 & 4 will be available soon).

I have a Level 1 Theory, Duet and Performance book (for one winner (3 books)), and a Level 2 Theory, Duet and Performance book (for a second winner (3 further books)), in this week’s lucky draw.

Please leave your comments in the comment box at the end of this post, I will announce the two winners on Monday 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.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Rebekah says:

    Most method books simply don’t cover all aspects of learning the piano – these books seem to be exactly what I’ve been searching for! Can’t wait to try them with my students! Thanks so much for letting us know about it😀

  2. cwpiano says:

    Great giveaway! I’m very interested in exploring this method. 🙂

  3. I’m always excited to see new materials for this age range!

  4. Ann Coleman says:

    I would love to try this approach, Melanie. Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Pamela Denison says:

    I would love to give these a go. Thank you for the competition and good luck to everybody.

  6. Rachel says:

    Hi, Melanie,

    Is the competition open to teachers overseas? Thanks for letting us know about this. After exploring the website, I like what I’ve seen so far. And lots of good supplemental support.

    1. Hi Rachel, Yes, my competitions are always open to overseas teachers/piano lovers. Really pleased you like my site – thank you 🙂

  7. lynnkie says:

    Would be very interested in this new series; looks intriguing!

  8. Hannah says:

    I’ve been searching for a new method to try out, and this one looks great!

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