Author and Arranger
and welcome to my music education web site. This site
has been going for a few years now and has had many
thousands of visitors from dozens of different countries
from Norway to Chile!
spent many hours creating and updating this website
to provide musicians and music educators with helpful
suggestions for improving their musical skills and some
ideas for how to make learning music more enjoyable.
very honoured to have been recently awarded the International
Biographical Society's "International Woman Of
The Year" for services to music. If you would like
to view the certificate, click
hope you enjoy browsing my site and looking at photos
of special events I have attended. Please take the
time to sign the guestbook before leaving, I'd love
to hear from you.
heal the world with music...
for Piano and String Orchestra
to Margaret Brandman's Music Page where you can find out
about the Brandman Method. Go to the Jump
List at the top of this page to quickly locate
any of Margaret's educational materials and compositions
for music teachers, students and performers.
this site you can find out about the Brandman Method educational
materials including audio and visual resources, Margaret's
compositions and read Margaret's articles that were originally
published in leading music journals.
you would like to download a chart of Intergrated Course
Materials in PDF format, click here!
BRANDMAN METHOD 'PLAYING MADE EASY' is a unique
approach to music education which develops the aural,
visual and kinesthetic aspects of music simultaneously,
streamlining reading and playing techniques to obtain
accelerated learning techniques foster an understanding
of rhythm, pitch, keys and chords. Students are taught
to read music by intervals, key and chord patterns are
approached in a threefold manner - visual, aural and tactile,
enabling the student to play pieces easily and effectively
from their very early lessons.
keyboard and piano students this includes the ability
to transpose from the early days at the instrument.
challenging part for teachers facing this repertoire
revolution is finding appropriate pedagogical resources
that focus on the “how- to” of contemporary
and jazz pieces. Which books exactly, best explain the
vagaries of modal scales, of suspended 4ths, of chord
extensions and substitutions in a style that both teacher
and student can understand and work on together at lessons?
An excerpt from Abe Cytrynowski, to read the full
text, please visit reviews..
method makes playing fun and easy, the
materials offer a variety of styles to keep the student
stimulated and all combine to achieve very quick results.
Desiree Regina and Margaret have composed and
Songs of Love and Desire.
is Desiree's latest video clip - Ode to Andre Rieu
and Piano Performance
book replaces the earlier edition entitled 'Favourite
Songs from Kidz TV'
grade pieces arranged for both hands simultaneously
reading with the interval approach
interesting new skill in each tune
here for more information