Excerpts from the Faber’s page on Piano teaching.com
Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randal Faber
Combines the strengths of intervallic reading, multi-key, and Middle C approaches and offers a wide variety of sounds and styles with many optional teacher duets. The books will entertain and delight students with beautiful color illustrations and a carefully conceived layout. Background accompaniments are now available on CD or MIDI diskette.
My First Piano Adventure for the Young Beginners
Written for ages 5 and 6, My First Piano Adventure® captures the child’s playful spirit. Fun-filled songs, rhythm games and technique activities develop beginning keyboard skills. My First’s three levels, A, B, and C, each have a Lesson Book with CD and a Writing Book. Book C of this young beginner course leads into Level 1 of basic Piano Adventures®.
Accelerated Piano Adventures® for the Older Beginner
Features the proven, pedagogical approach set forth in the basic piano method and continues the tradition of learning music through discovery, creativity, and adventure. Book 1 of the accelerated series combines the Primer Level and Level One of the basic Piano Adventures® method. Book 2 combines Levels 2A and 2B.
Adult Piano Adventures®
A comprehensive course in reading, playing, and listening to music. With its logical and effective approach to note-reading, Book One gives you the basic skills to play hundreds of melodies by the completion of the book.
The enjoyment of familiar songs is a hallmark of Piano Adventures®. You will find world-famous classic and popular melodies, as well as folk songs from around the world, jazz and blues favorites, and beloved spirituals. You will learn to play chords and gain an understanding of basic harmony while developing reading skills.
This series includes lessons, technique, and theory together in each volume for ease of use. Each unit includes a 3-Minute Technique page to develop finger dexterity and a Music Theory page to develop understanding of rhythm and harmony. Though study with an experienced piano teacher is recommended, adults interested in beginning on their own will also find these books invaluable.