The PianoTrainer series provides an inspiring and thorough curriculum that develops well-rounded pianists through repertoire, technique and musicianship activities, from post-beginner level right through to Grade 8.
The series was devised by highly experienced pedagogue Karen Marshall, accompanied by leading educationalists David Blackwell, Heather Hammond and Mark Tanner for the different levels of the series. The books feature a rounded, holistic approach to learning, bringing together musicianship, theory, repertoire, music history, quick studies, exercises and technique, all reinforced by fun activities.
Karen Marshall is an award-winning educational author, speaker, teacher and workshop presenter with over 20 pedagogical piano books to her name. Based in York, she is a practising private, peripatetic, first access and classroom music teacher, with students from the ages of 4 to 60+. She is also a member of the British Dyslexia Association’s Music Committee.