Nancy and Randall Faber Appoint Fred Karpoff Director of Professional Development

Baltimore, MD – March 20, 2017. Nancy and Randall Faber, leading music educators, co‐authors and publishers of Faber Piano Adventures, are pleased to announce the appointment of Fred Karpoff as Director of Professional Development at the Faber Piano Institute. The appointment represents a new artistic partnership in support of the Fabers’ “Year of Technique and Artistry,” […]

Level 2: Articulation and the Wrist

An essential concept of Level 2 is beginning articulation, specifically legato and staccato. These terms are so familiar to us as music teachers that we might overlook the importance of these touches in developing technique and musical expression. Perhaps you have noticed that there are no articulation marks at Level 1—no slurs and no staccato […]

Synergy at Level 1

There is much to share with our beginning students. With limited lesson time, how do we maximize our results? Fortunately, Level 1 presents three elements of pedagogy that have exponential value when taught in combination: introducing new notes with varied fingerings to develop note‐reading skill utilizing arm weight for tone production and technique development using […]

The Power of Primary Chords

Perhaps the favorite application of music theory in piano instruction is the teaching of  I, IV, and V7 chords – that familiar cluster surrounding the root‐position I chord. Primary chords are a guiding concept for Level 4 (Spanish Edition) and the corresponding Student Choice books. The I‐IV‐V7 chord formula is favored for good reason: The chords […]

Building a Bridge

At the Primer Level we lay foundations. We are beginning everything that will follow. And, in the words of Plato, “You know that the beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of a young and tender thing.” Guiding a young student to form a rounded hand shape so the […]

Adult Piano Adventures Popular Book 2

Teach and Learn with ACE

To the student, Piano Adventures implies an exciting exploration. To the teacher, Piano Adventures implies a philosophy and mission to develop the student’s musical mind and heart. The process of guiding a young person to develop the mind (intellect) and the heart (expression) can help form valuable life skills: confidence, curiosity, discipline, self‐esteem, sensitivity to […]

My First Piano Adventure® Christmas Book B

A New Approach to Technical Fluency

In keeping with the Year of Technique and Artistry, Nancy and Randall Faber are pleased to present Hanon‐Faber, The New Virtuoso Pianist—a fresh, new approach to the 150‐year‐old keyboard exercises of Charles‐Louis Hanon. Why This Edition? Concert artists recognize that finger strength is subordinate to the coordinated use of fingers, wrist and arm, which together harness […]

A Year of Technique and Artistry

Technique Secrets are the essential pianistic movements, gestures and touches — a scaffold of progressing skill development. We see wide variety in students in the type of music they wish to play, in the level of commitment they bring to practice, and in coordination and listening abilities. However, one thing we know for sure — […]