OUR METHOD BOOKS
What makes them unique?
Upper Hands Piano applies the latest scientific research on how the brain thinks and learns, to get the older adult student playing the piano as quickly and easily as possible. Our books teach all of the basic triads, 6th and 7th chords in all twelve keys, enabling the student to play both beautiful classical and fun popular music (including "fake book" lead sheets). We use larger notes and fonts, with free instructional videos, brain games, a gentle pace with lots of review and lots of encouragement. Upper Hands Piano is a whole-brain workout that will stimulate your mind, touch your heart, and feed your soul. Follow our blog for free sheet music and practice tips!
...features beginning note reading, rhythm and technique, major, minor, augmented and diminished triads. Students gain skills at a comfortable pace, playing fun, melodic songs and classical themes.
...features easy jazz, blues and folk songs and classical pieces. Book 2 expands diminished and augmented chords, and introduces inversions and chord symbols, using themes from movies.
...features pedaling, improvising, and arpeggios. New time signatures and rhythms increase musical skills and expand the repertoire to include gorgeous melodies from celebrated songs and pieces.
A Look Inside...
UPPER HANDS PIANO COMPANIONS
SONGS OF THE SEASONS
UPPER HANDS PIANO MANUSCRIPT BOOK
Upper Hands Piano's 8 Stave Manuscript Book features wide staves with a bit more space for writing larger notes, lyrics, counts or fingerings. Can be used as an assignment book, or to create music.
WHAT WE'RE UP TO
This practice journal is about directing and engaging in your creative life instead of letting your work/life be shaped by default circumstances and past emotional baggage.