Casio Music UK, one of the world’s most renowned producers of musical instruments, is excited to reveal a new eBook in collaboration with one of the UK’s most prolific and respected piano teachers, Graham Fitch. Entitled ‘Practising the Piano – an introduction to practice strategies and piano technique’, this eBook is a compilation of popular content based on Graham’s multimedia eBook series and is available for free.
For this release, Casio has collaborated with Graham to produce a guide to equip piano teachers with tips, and the tools to help enhance their piano teaching skills and thus create the next generation of talented pianists.
Based on the series of eBooks from Practising the Piano – Graham’s popular multimedia eBook series – this latest installment features popular extracts and highlights from previous editions. It comes together resulting in a useful resource providing practical expertise and tips on getting the most out of practice, specifically advising upon practice strategies and piano technique.
Available as a free download the eBook introduces different approaches and strategies to practice, such as building a firm foundation, using quarantining to fix trouble spots and how to maintain pieces, through to practicing for maintenance. The eBook also offers guidance on how to organise practice sessions, outlines some essential tools needed and dives into the history of piano technique. It even includes selected notes and walkthroughs from Graham’s popular series on Burgmuller’s 25 Easy and Progressive Studies.
The eBook also introduces the reader to Casio’s Grand Hybrid Teacher Network, ensuring all that download the material have an opportunity to join a piano teacher community offering rich teaching resources, FREE workshops and special offers.
Casio Music UK’s Marketing Executive, Jack Terroni says: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Graham Fitch to release his new eBook. At Casio, we are committed and passionate about providing piano teachers nationwide with the essential resources they need to teach. The great work piano teachers do is not commended enough, and anything we can do to support them will ultimately help a new generation of aspiring pianists to learn this fantastic instrument.”
Graham Fitch added: “My new eBook release with Casio aims to provide piano teachers everywhere the tangible tools and skills to help teachers and their students get better results from their practice between lessons. By making it free, we hope this will encourage teachers to download and utilise as part of their day-to-day work. The art of practising is often overlooked in music education, so it’s great Casio have teamed up with me to support them even further.”
Based in London, Graham maintains an international career not only as a pianist, but also as a teacher, adjudicator, lecturer, writer and commentator on piano playing. He regularly updates his popular blog www.practisingthepiano.com and his Practising the Piano multimedia eBook series has gone on to become widely acclaimed, read in over 70 countries.
Casio’s premium Celviano Grand Hybrid range is designed in collaboration with esteemed acoustic piano manufacturer C. Bechstein, it combines full-length precision wooden keys replicating the natural travel and the recoil of an acoustic grand piano, but with the added benefits of innovative digital sound technology.
‘Practising the Piano – an introduction to practice strategies and piano technique’, is a free downloadable eBook available from https://music.casio.co.uk/piano-teacher-resources. For more information, head to: https://music.casio.co.uk/.