Etudes with Technique, Preparatory
Helen Marlais with Suzanne Torkelson
This very first book in the Etudes with Technique series offers the early elementary through mid-elementary level student the opportunity to begin to develop a healthy, and effective technique right from the start. It is essential to introduce students to the concepts of listening to themselves early on and being aware of the feeling and gestures they produce in their fingers, hands, wrists, forearms, elbows and upper arms. This book provides students with an organized format in each unit, focusing on one technical concept at a time. This approach will help the student achieve a fluid and solid technique that will become second nature to them as they advance in their piano studies.