Technique supports Musicality. Both support success. Success is the greatest motivator.
In Dr. Marlais’ publications, students learn body-friendly technique from the very beginning. The technique lessons are approachable and not overwhelming. It’s easy for teachers to teach and fun for students to learn. This important technique can easily take your students to the next level of playing and Artistic Personality.
The piano series that Dr. Marlais has developed have become an integral part of piano students’ repertoire across the country and abroad. This comprehensive curriculum gives you and your students the tools and materials that are needed to succeed in piano playing. From the beginner levels to advanced, students learn the core fundamentals of music study, including reading, rhythm, technique, musicality, theory, ear training, sight reading, composition, and repertoire. The repertoire includes classical music, sonatinas, jazz, blues, folk, hymns, spirituals, originals, popular, Christmas, music history, and the contemporary music of living art music composers.
Energize Your Fingers Every Day, Book 1
Students develop healthy, tension-free technique with 4-8 measure exercises mastered on a daily basis. Easy step-by-step lesson plans withRead More
Energize Your Fingers Every Day, Book 2A
Short, patterned exercises with explicit “how to”? tips build technical skills that can be used with all piano methods.Read More
Energize Your Fingers Every Day, Book 2B
Short patterns guide technical development with specific goals in the sub-title such as: free arm, two-note slurs, rotation orRead More
Energize Your Fingers Every Day, Book 3A
Use Energize Your Fingers Every Day® to develop natural, healthy technique from the very beginning! Students develop healthy, tension-free technique throughRead More
Energize Your Fingers Every Day, Book 3B
Use Energize Your Fingers Every Day® to develop correct technique from the very beginning! Students develop healthy, tension-free techniqueRead More
Energize Your Fingers Every Day, Preparatory
This first book in this series of six books is designed to develop natural, healthy technique from the veryRead More
Etudes with Technique, Book 1
This series is designed to develop healthy, natural, and effective technique. Each book is divided into units, and eachRead More
Etudes with Technique, Book 2
Book 2 continues towards the development of a healthy, natural, and effective technique. Reinforcing concepts such as: five-finger patterns;Read More
Etudes with Technique, Book 3
In Book 3 of Etudes with Technique, new techniques covered include: five-finger patterns and octave scales; independence of hands;Read More
Etudes with Technique, Book 4
This 56-page book presents new techniques and expands on previous ones such as Five Finger Patterns and Extensions, ScaleRead More
Etudes with Technique, Book 5
Most of the 28 etudes written by illustrious teacher-pianists (Gurlitt, Le Couppey, TÃ¼rk, Beyer, Streabbog, Czerny) are two pagesRead More
Etudes with Technique, Preparatory
This very first book in the Etudes with Technique series offers the early elementary through mid-elementary level student theRead More
Music Downloads with Variable Speed Playback Now Available!
All of the books that have play-along tracks now include variable speed playback. Just use the scannable code in each book. Compatible with desktop and mobile devices, there is no software to download or install. Access this pedagogical feature anywhere!