Mackerman Music Studio-Piano Lessons/Flute Instruction

Piano Lessons, Flute Lessons, near  St. Anthony Park, Roseville, St. Paul, Minneapolis

 

Method Books & Repertoire

All students study note reading, rhythm, musicality, technique, theory, ear training, sight reading, accompanying (piano students only), ensemble playing, music history, and performance.  Students are also strongly encouraged to study classical music, for piano and/or flute.

In addition, students may choose from a variety of musical genres, a few of which include: classical, pop, jazz, broadway, rock, hymns and sacred music.  Those students who are at the mid- to late intermediate and advanced levels study classical repertoire along with other genres of their choice.

All books available at Schmitt Music or Groth Music.

 

Piano Repertoire/Method Books Used   

The standard method books used are Piano Adventures by Nancy & Randall Faber.  Students also use an assignment book for their weekly assignments (see title below).

Beginners ages 6-10 need to purchase the following books:

Piano Adventures Primer Level, by Nancy & Randall Faber.

1) Lesson Book           

2) Technique Book                            

3) Theory Book

4) Performance Book

5) Practice Time Assignment Book, by Nancy & Randall Faber

 

Beginners ages 11 - 18 need to purchase the following books:

Accelerated Piano Adventures Book 1, by Nancy & Randall Faber

1) Lesson Book

2) Theory Book

3) Technique Book

4) Performance Book

5) Practice Time Assignment Book, by Nancy & Randall Faber

 

Transfer Piano Students (i.e., students ages 7 - 18 with previous piano experience) will be assigned books and repertoire based on their level of learning.  Students who have previous experience in lessons will be asked to prepare 1-2 short pieces to play at their first lesson.  They will also need to bring the books/repertoire from which they have previously studied but not yet completed.  Once the teacher has established a good starting point for the student, he/she will be instructed which books or sheet music to purchase, if necessary.

Assignment Book:  Transfer students need to bring a notepad of their choice for assignments, in addition to the above described books.  

 

Adult Beginners study from method books, and may choose from other genres as well, such as classical, pop, jazz, broadway, rock, folk, hymns, etc., whichever genres appeals to them.  The method book to purchase is:

Accelerated Piano Adventures Book 1, by Nancy & Randall Faber

1) Lesson Book

2) Theory Book

3) Technique Book

4) Performance Book

5) Assignment Book:  Adults need to bring a notepad of their choice for assignments, in addition to the above books.

Adult Transfer Piano Students (i.e., those with previous piano experience) will be assigned books and repertoire based on their level of learning.  Students who have previous experience in lessons will be asked to prepare 1-2 short pieces to play at their first lesson.  They will also need to bring the books/repertoire from which they have previously studied but not yet completed.  Once the teacher has established a good starting point for the student, he/she will be instructed which books or sheet music to purchase, if necessary.  Also, bring an notebook or pad in which to write assignments.

All books and sheet music are available at Schmitt Music or Groth Music.

 

Flute Books/Repertoire Used

Beginners - Advanced Flute Students use the Rubank Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Flute Method books, as well as any music the student is assigned in school band or other ensembles. Students who are at the mid- to late intermediate and advanced levels study classical repertoire along with other genres of their choice. 

Assignment Book: Transfer flute students need to bring a notepad of their choice for assignments, in addition to the above described books.  

All books and sheet music are available at Schmitt Music or Groth Music.

Transfer Flute Students (i.e., students with previous flute experience) will be assigned books and repertoire based on their level of learning.  Students who have previous experience in lessons will be asked to prepare 1-2 short pieces to play at their first lesson.  They will also need to bring the books/repertoire from which they have previously studied but not yet completed.  Once the teacher has established a good starting point for the student, he/she will be instructed which books or sheet music to purchase, if necessary. 

Assignment Book:  Transfer students need to bring a notepad of their choice for assignments, in addition to the above described books. 

Flute students have optional opportunities to perform for small group performance classes (called Playathons), fall and spring recitals,and also in  public venues, such as coffee shops, nursing homes and churches. 

Contact:

Vicky Mackerman

Phone: 651-645-7753

Email: [email protected]

 

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