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It is rare that something innovative gets released in the piano education field these days. However, we believe this series has a unique concept. With each of the six books of beginning piano pieces in this series, which comprise the basic and familiar early piano repertoire, we are providing an extraordinary disc which contains a recording of each piece performed by Paul Sheftel or Phyllis Alphert Lehrer, recorded on a Yamaha Concert Grand Piano equipped with the Disklavier Pro Recording and Reproducing unit, and an exceptionally insightful Master Class by the authors on the performance and practice techniques for each piece.
In addition, the enhanced CD includes special MIDI files that allow the student and/or teacher to playback the music on a Mac computer, PC or MIDI instrument, alter the tempo without changing the pitch as a practice helper, or even create an electronic orchestration of a piece.
These books were designed, compiled, edited and performed by Paul Sheftel, The Juilliard School, Piano Pedagogy and Phyllis Alpert Lehrer, Professor of Piano, Westminister Choir College
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Phyllis Alpert Lehrer is known internationally as a performer, teacher, clinician, author and adjudicator. She has enjoyed an active concert career as a soloist and collaborative artist in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Sweden, Russia, Taiwan and Estonia. Her performances have met with much critical acclaim: "Warmth and vibrancy at its best, "The Times (London); "An able warmhearted pianist...Impressive musically qualities," Daily Telegraph (London); "an admirable musicality" (The New York Times). Ms. Lehrer is Professor of Piano at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. A founding member of the International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance, she is chair of the College Faculty Forum for the Music Teachers National Association, a member of the Pianists' Committee on Technique, Motion and Wellness, and a frequent contributor to the World Piano Pedagogy Conference and National Conference on Keyboard ! Pedagogy. She has contributed three chapters to A Symposium for Pianists and Teachers; Strategies to Develop the Mind and Body for Optimal Performance, published this spring by Heritage Music Press. She has co-authored, with Barry Green, the Inner Game of Music Piano Workbook. She wrote the practice suggestions for the four books of Etudes for the Development of Musical Fingers from the Frances Clark Library. She has edited Chopin: An Album and co-edited three new anthologies for Carl Fischer with Paul Sheftel. An active clinician and adjudicator, Ms. Lehrer lectures, gives workshops and master classes, and writes articles on piano pedagogy, music and health, and performance anxiety. An article on the role of ear training, singing and music reading skills appeared in the January 2002 Early Childhood Connections; Another is slated to appear in the fall 2002 issue of Keyboard Companion. Her students have received national, state and local recognition and many of her graduate s! tudents now hold major positions in pedagogy and performance. She has recorded for the Educo and Seda labels, and has released a CD of duo piano music with piano partner, Ena Bronstein Barton. Ms. Lehrer holds a B.A. in music from the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music and a M.S. in Piano from the Juilliard School of Music.
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