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eNovativePiano is dedicated to developing musicians with lasting professional keyboard skills.

 

Physical Comfort

Drawing from the tradition of teacher modeling, eNovativePiano centers on the acquisition of physical comfort which is crucial in developing technical fluency, artistry, and in ensuring a lasting learning experience. Thus, visual modeling is provided through instructional videos and other visually-oriented materials that benefit students in all learning settings.

Aural Awareness

One of our core beliefs is that increasing aural awareness will create students not only with better keyboard skills, but ones with a higher level of musicianship. eNovativePiano has developed an approach that allows for greater aural engagement by encouraging students to continually make decisions based on aural input. The relationship between image, sound and physical technique is constantly reinforced in the design of our materials.

Core Elements – Application Pairing

The eNovativePiano curriculum is built on the pairing of core elements and applications. Each core element (rhythm, reading, listening, etc.) is immediately followed by activities that emphasize its practical application to repertoire, harmonization, improvisation, accompanying and other functional skills. The pacing and sequence are progressive with concepts reinforced through media that appeals to and compliments different learning styles – visual, aural, tactile and intellectual. Users can view videos and slideshows, listen to audio files, download print materials and follow weblinks. Our materials are interconnected, ensuring effective transference of knowledge. The online accessibility allows repeated viewings as students review concepts and master physical movements at their own pace and in their own time.

Designed for Today’s Learners

To truly resonate with millennial students, eNovativePiano embraces a broad range of musical styles to include classical, blues, jazz, folk, popular and world music traditions. Assignments, repertoire, ensemble music and audio accompaniments serve to broaden students’ musical understanding and to prepare them for varied professional musical experiences.

eNovativePiano’s integrated multimedia materials are attractive, engaging and form a holistic curriculum. They are also an excellent supplement to an existing curriculum. It is the goal of eNovativePiano to reach all learners with materials that will assist them in developing lasting keyboard musicianship.

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What Teachers are Saying about eNovativePiano

Immediately Noticed the Difference

“At the beginning of each semester, I immediately noticed the difference between using a regular book and using eNovativePiano. The students are able to have practice sessions that are more productive because of the video clips. Their hand position has been so much better because of the visual reminders. Their rhythm has also greatly improved. I have loved using eNovativePiano. Thank you so much for putting the program together and allowing the rest of us to use it in our classrooms, as well!”

Dr. Margaret Perry, University of the Pacific

Develops All the Senses

“I’ve been using eNovativePiano as the primary curriculum for our music major piano classes this fall. The approach is thought out very well. It develops all the senses – aural, visual, tactile – for musical fluency at the keyboard. Having the videos and audio exercises available for the students, both in and out of the classroom via internet, is a plus as well. I would strongly encourage any teacher or student to consider using it in their lessons.”

Dr. Christy Vogt Corley, McNeese State University, LA

Increased Proficiency Completion Rates

“We really enjoyed using eNovativePiano this year. Our proficiency completion rates went up an average of 11% this year, up from previous years, and the sight-reading category in particular was much improved. We will definitely use it next year. Just let us know what it takes to make that happen, and we’ll do it!”

Dr. Jonathan Reed, Warner University, FL

Flexible & Convenient

“Students like the flexibility that allows them to move at their own pace, whether pushing forward to new material or, if necessary, repeating portions already covered. They especially enjoy the convenience of the program. They don’t have to bring a book to class, and they can do many of the activities away from the piano. They’ve even told me they can “practice” some of the exercises on their cell phones – without the piano OR computer!”

Dr. La Wanda Blakeney, Louisiana State University at Shreveport

Excellent Tutorial Videos

“An excellent concise format for introducing and reinforcing pattern reading through practice drills and manageable repertoire pieces. Great inclusion of harmonization and improvisation exercises. The website stresses the keyboard skills needed for most instrumentalists and provides an excellent tutorial videos for students to practice outside of class time.”

Dr. Rose Grace, Bethune-Cookman University, FL

Refreshing & Much More Interesting

“. . . compared to the textbook which I have used for the last umpteen years, I found it refreshing and much more interesting. Thanks again for creating such a wonderful, rich resource for class piano.”

Dr. Norma Brunner, Gordon College, MA

Amazing Results

“I teach 3rd-5th grade piano at an arts and technology school in a 16-keyboard lab setting without any assistance. eNovativePiano has brought ease and amazing results to a job that was nearly impossible and equally frustrating. This wonderful resource has helped me reach the goals that I have set for myself and for my students.”

Courtney Oubre, NCTM, J.W. James Arts and Technology Elementary School, Lafayette Parish, LA

Invaluable

“There is so much emphasis on proper technique – that’s invaluable. To hear the pieces being played and to see them being played, help you with the positioning of your hand and fingering. It so much better to have audio and video assist you.”

Blake Pujol, Sophomore Guitar Major in Jazz Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Absolutely Love eNovativePiano

“After using eNovativePiano this year, I would not want to use anything else. I absolutely love eNovativePiano — I actually looked forward to my 8:00am piano classes this year! I think my class piano students achieved a much higher level of fluency using eNovativePiano and I’m especially pleased with the improvement in score reading and in sight reading. The harmonizations were great fun because of the wonderful sound files.”

Dr. Diana Belland, Northern Kentucky University

Meet the eNovators

50+ Years of Collective Teaching Experience

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Susanna Garcia

Susanna Garcia has been teaching piano for over 40 years to students of every age and level. She has been an independent music teacher as well as a college professor and has taught in both the group and private lesson formats. Continue reading about Susanna Garcia…

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Chan Kiat Lim

Chan Kiat Lim is active both as a private and group instructor. Grounded in the curriculum of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), London and eventually receiving his conservatory training in the USA, Lim’s particular expertise and teaching approach is the fusion of these diverse musical worlds. Continue reading about Chan Kiat Lim…

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