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New Piano Primer!

I am taking pre-orders for my new Piano Primer book!  It is written, illustrated, and ready-to-print!

 Fully-illustrated 79 pg. All-in-One Piano Primer for ages 5+!  Bring more fun, creativity, and interaction to young beginner piano lessons.  

After about 10 years of teaching, I decided to create my own beginning piano book, as I couldn't find one I was fully satisfied with on the market.  My students love real songs - they always ask "Is this a real song?" :-)  They love interaction - to improvise, create, and share their opinions about music.  We sing & play folk songs using basic solfege (do-re-mi), explore the piano with improv, listen to recordings, and master our Treble Clef notes by reading, writing, and playing games.  Have you ever felt like:  Too many books? Not enough real songs?  Too many concepts at once?  No worries - I made this for us.  :-) 

Students learn to play by ear and read notes, memorize fun familiar songs, and engage in activities in this All-in-One Piano Primer.  Free downloads, play-alongs, and creative ideas for the piano studio on my website:  www.cynthiamarie.org/piano-studio.   

“A Teacher’s Best Piano Primer ..  Clear & simple pages, easy to read, less cluttered, fun illustrations, great songs.” 

I'm offering a Free Book to teachers/parents who participate in the review program - just fill out a 5-question review after using your 1st edition.  My kick-start goal is $3,000 to print the 1st Edition 200 copies of the Piano Book & Musical Go-Fish Games, and to take all pre-orders for piano teachers, school music teachers (get musical go-fish for the classroom!), parents, and students.  If you know a piano/music teacher or young musician who might benefit from this book, please feel free to share!

 Just added!  Limited-edition Cover Art reward 20 copies available:  

Limited edition Cover Art - Beautiful Piano Hands, by June Chang 20 copies available
Limited edition Cover Art - Beautiful Piano Hands, by June Chang 20 copies available

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The 1st edition of this book is ready-to-print! All funds collected go to printing the 1st 200 copies of Piano Studio book & Musical Go-Fish Card games. Ordering books in bulk help bring the cost down, so the more pre-orders, the better! Additional funds up to $1355.53 will be devoted to recouping start-up costs and shipping the products: copyright, ISBN barcode, song licensing, trademark, mailers, p.o.box, Kickstarter fees and taxes. Beyond start-up & shipping funds, donations up to $2000 will be applied to illustration costs & editing of the 1st edition, as well as development of 2nd edition & new creative resources for teachers & students. Thank you so much for your support. I hope you enjoy the music!

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    Piano Book + Musical Go-Fish

    Get your copy of 1st Edition + a fun game for beginning music students!

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    NEW: Piano Book + Go-Fish + Bracelet

    1 copy of the Piano Book + Musical Go-Fish + 1 homemade award bracelet (I like to give these out once the students learn CDEFG)

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    Signed Piano Book + Go-Fish + Thank you!

    Signed special copy of my book! + 1 game of musical go-fish :) Thank you card! You're the best.

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    JUST ADDED: Limited-Ed. Cover Art Book

    We are doing a limited-edition run of this alt Cover Art - only 20 copies available. Beautiful Piano hands, by artist June Chang.

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    Teacher-Student Copies (2 books+2 games)

    2 books, 2 Musical Go-Fish Games + 2 handmade award bracelets for mastering CDEFG

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    SCHOOL PACK - 10 Musical Go Fish Games

    School Teachers - Get 10 Sets of Musical Go-Fish for the Classroom. This game is great to play in pairs! Practice CDEFG patterns on Treble Clef with your music students :)

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    Back-to-school: 4 Books + 4 Games

    Grab a few books for your students and try 'em out this fall for back-to-school. 4 Books + 4 Games + Thank you card!

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    #1 Fan - The Complete Music Collection

    Hello #1 Fan! You will receive my entire music collection! Created with love: 1 Signed copy of my new Piano Book, Musical Go-Fish Game, 3 CDS of songs - Golden Tree Story Openings, Beyond EP, and Harbor + a hand-written Thank-you Card. FREE SHIPPING!

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    Super-Teacher/Music Store 20% OFF

    You're the best! Enjoy fall back-to-school piano lessons with 29 fun songs and Musical Go-Fish. 10 COPIES of PIANO BOOK + 10 SETS of MUSICAL GO-FISH

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    Share the Love: Double Gifts of Music

    Share the love with Friends & Family - Double the #1 Fan prizes: 2 Signed Piano Books + 2 Musical Go Fish Cards + 6 CDS. 2 -Thank you Cards :) FREE SHIPPING!

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    Gold Circle Donor #1 Fan + House Concert

    Gold Circle Donor: #1 Fan prizes + House Concert

    This fall - host your own house concert for 20+ people and bring live music into your neighborhood. In addition to music from my 3 cds, and favorite folk, jazz, & blues covers, I will include an arrangement of "All the Pretty Horses" from my new Piano Primer in my set. Inspire young musicians and entertain with live music in your home! Plus receive #1 Fan Prizes: 1 signed copy of Piano Book, Musical Go-Fish Game, and 3 of my CDS! :) *venue/date upon artist approval thru March 2019

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