Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

What's Hot!!
Forums With A View!
--------------------
Welcome PianoTV members!
---------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
72 registered members (BachToTheFuture, akc42, augustm, AZNpiano, Adypiano, 15 invisible), 962 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1519740 - 09/21/10 11:00 AM Famous Teaching / Beginner Pieces  
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 25
dadof5 Offline
Full Member
dadof5  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 25
I am familiar with Bartok's Mikrokosmos and have heard of Schumann's Album For the Young. What other well known pedagogical works or pieces for beginners written by major composers are there?

Thanks - Kevin

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1519748 - 09/21/10 11:07 AM Re: Famous Teaching / Beginner Pieces [Re: dadof5]  
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,639
John v.d.Brook Offline
7000 Post Club Member
John v.d.Brook  Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,639
Olympia, Washington, USA
Originally Posted by Kevin
What other well known pedagogical works or pieces for beginners written by major composers are there?

Many!

Begin with J S Bach: the Notebook of his wife, Anna Magdalena, were primarily teaching pieces.

Not so often used these days is Tchaikovsky's Album for the Young.

Clementi's sonatinas were primarily written as teaching pieces.

Kabalevsky has written several opus of teaching pieces.

Shostakovich has an opus for young beginners.

I'll let others add some more for you.


"Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn." -- Richard Henry Dann
Full-time Private Piano Teacher offering Piano Lessons in Olympia, WA. www.mypianoteacher.com
Certified by the American College of Musicians; member NGPT, MTNA, WSMTA, OMTA
#1519800 - 09/21/10 12:25 PM Re: Famous Teaching / Beginner Pieces [Re: dadof5]  
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,359
AZNpiano Online happy
7000 Post Club Member
AZNpiano  Online Happy
7000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,359
Orange County, CA
Burgmuller Op. 100

Sonatinas by Kuhlau, Diabelli, Lichner, Lynes, and Gurlitt

Several books by Gurlitt, Kohler, and Czerny


Private Piano Teacher and MTAC Member
#1519821 - 09/21/10 12:47 PM Re: Famous Teaching / Beginner Pieces [Re: AZNpiano]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,913
david_a Offline
2000 Post Club Member
david_a  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,913
Originally Posted by AZNpiano
Burgmuller Op. 100

Sonatinas by Kuhlau, Diabelli, Lichner, Lynes, and Gurlitt

Several books by Gurlitt, Kohler, and Czerny
Good music choices, certainly. But major composers? Hardly.


(I'm a piano teacher.)
#1519840 - 09/21/10 01:13 PM Re: Famous Teaching / Beginner Pieces [Re: david_a]  
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,359
AZNpiano Online happy
7000 Post Club Member
AZNpiano  Online Happy
7000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,359
Orange County, CA
Originally Posted by david_a
But major composers? Hardly.


That depends on what you define as "major." Some of the composers in Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook aren't "major," either.

In my books, if they can publish stuff used by countless teachers for their students for many many decades/centuries, they're "major."


Private Piano Teacher and MTAC Member
#1520041 - 09/21/10 05:25 PM Re: Famous Teaching / Beginner Pieces [Re: dadof5]  
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,702
Minniemay Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Minniemay  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,702
CA
Many of them were quite well-known in their day. Bach truly didn't come to fame until a century after his death.


B.A., Piano, Piano Pegagogy, Music Ed.
M.M., Piano
#1520193 - 09/21/10 10:29 PM Re: Famous Teaching / Beginner Pieces [Re: dadof5]  
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 58
michelleyh Offline
Full Member
michelleyh  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 58
Malaysia
i love czeny op 599, and the young pianist.. they are good..


Michelle YH Toe, LLCM
Piano Technician, CSPT
Piano Teacher
Accompanist
www.facebook.com/MichelleYHToe
#1520197 - 09/21/10 10:34 PM Re: Famous Teaching / Beginner Pieces [Re: dadof5]  
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,639
John v.d.Brook Offline
7000 Post Club Member
John v.d.Brook  Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,639
Olympia, Washington, USA
Beethoven wrote a number of sonatinas, including the two he never wished published, Op49. The other five, I believe, were teaching pieces pure and simple.


"Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn." -- Richard Henry Dann
Full-time Private Piano Teacher offering Piano Lessons in Olympia, WA. www.mypianoteacher.com
Certified by the American College of Musicians; member NGPT, MTNA, WSMTA, OMTA
#1520392 - 09/22/10 08:01 AM Re: Famous Teaching / Beginner Pieces [Re: dadof5]  
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 16,228
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Morodiene  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 16,228
Boynton Beach, FL
Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart (both Leopold and Wolfgang) all wrote simple dances that are excellent teaching pieces.


private piano/voice teacher FT

[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
#1520519 - 09/22/10 12:15 PM Re: Famous Teaching / Beginner Pieces [Re: AZNpiano]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,913
david_a Offline
2000 Post Club Member
david_a  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,913
Originally Posted by AZNpiano
Originally Posted by david_a
But major composers? Hardly.


That depends on what you define as "major." Some of the composers in Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook aren't "major," either.

In my books, if they can publish stuff used by countless teachers for their students for many many decades/centuries, they're "major."
That's a good point.

When I think "major composers", I think "composers whose work one expects to pay to hear in high-level concerts on a regular basis".


(I'm a piano teacher.)

Moderated by  Ken Knapp 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
CLEARANCE SPECIALS!
Save Big In our online store now

In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
SummerKeys
Maine Coast Music Vacation for Adults
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Polishing Ivory Keys
by sroreilly. 01/24/18 02:28 AM
Roland GP607 vs Yamaha U1J
by Insainous. 01/24/18 01:53 AM
How much space for pulling action
by CHAS. 01/23/18 08:05 PM
Help in NYC for Roland RD2000
by chadwilliams. 01/23/18 06:09 PM
Forums With A View!
by Piano World. 01/23/18 05:51 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics183,941
Posts2,689,982
Members89,503
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0