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Upgraded Version of StagePlayer Guitar Stand & Stool, Now Available from Alfred Music

StagePlayer

Los Angeles, CA—January 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces an upgraded version of Alfred’s StagePlayer Guitar Stand & Stool. Durable, comfortable, and multi-purpose, this can easily be used as a convenient seat or a guitar stand, by placing the guitar in the handy, padded cradle for safekeeping. The stool folds down easily for use in a single motion, locking in place. When not in use, simply fold it flat for easy storage by removing the retractable pin under the seat. Guitar not included. Continue reading

New Volume Added to the All-in-One, Accelerated Piano Course from Alfred Music

Premier Piano Express

Los Angeles, CA—January 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, is excited to release Premier Piano Express, Book 3. This all-in-one, accelerated piano course is designed for students who need a fast-paced approach to piano study. Book 3 continues the development of artistry and keyboard skills that began in the first two books, covering all of the concepts included in Premier Piano Course, Level 3 by integrating Lesson, Theory, Technique, and Performance pages. The book is organized into skills-based units that feature clear explanations of important musical concepts. Worksheets within each unit provide review and strengthen understanding. Included with each book is a CD-ROM that contains both audio performances on acoustic piano and orchestrated accompaniments for selected pieces. Accompaniments are also available for download. Continue reading

Play, Color, and Relax with Mindfulness: The Piano Collection Available from Alfred Music

Mindfulness: The Piano Collection

Los Angeles, CA—January 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, is excited to release Mindfulness: The Piano Collection. This new collection contains 20 beautiful piano pieces, each one carefully chosen to help you relax and unwind. Each piece is preceded by a short paragraph recommending simple mindfulness approaches that can be integrated when learning and playing the music. This provides a unique way for pianists to reach a state of mindfulness by sharpening their musical focus towards their internal and external experiences within the present moment. With the help of well-known composers such as Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven, and Satie, as well as 6 full-page, music-themed images to color in, this aid to simple meditation is the perfect musical remedy in an increasingly frantic and pressurized world. Continue reading

Alfred Music Continues to Release More Innovative Music Education Resources

JPs Sousaphone

Los Angeles, CA—January 2017
Alfred Music, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, announces the release of three new, innovative music education resources designed for the classroom—JP’s Sousaphone, Once Upon a Music Class, and Music Symbol Parade. Each resource is uniquely constructed to easily teach music concepts and history while engaging students with colorful animation and entertaining characters. Continue reading

Alfred’s Great Music & Musicians: An Overview of Keyboard Composers and Literature

Alfred’s Great Music & Musicians

Los Angeles, CA—January 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, is excited to release Book 2 as an addition to the series Alfred’s Great Music & Musicians. This series provides a foundation for understanding the major cultural periods, musical styles, and development of music through the ages. Both books are appropriate for use in conjunction with any other piano method or as a focal point for group lessons. Continue reading