DVD demonstrates the initial stages of Margaret Brandman's
PLAYING MADE EASY teaching method, including the streamlined
music reading aspect and the early development of an at-homeness
at the keyboard. The video medium is used to display animated
graphics of notation and interval movements as well as live
demonstrations by students.
I believe that this DVD has value not only for new teachers
but also for experienced teachers looking for a tutor with
a fresh appraoch for beginners of all ages. In summary,
the Method proceeds logically with an interesting and workable
methodology that teaches you how to teach in an orderly
manner using a tactile approach embracing the five finger
position related to black and white keyboard topography
and the note values of whole, half and quarter notes (semibreve,
minim, and crotchet). For best value use the DVD together
with the printed version of the Method".
Rita Crews . MTA (NSW) Quarterly Magazine.