Kiki & Kokoís First Piano Lessons is an exciting new piano method for the youngest beginner. As a piano instructor for over thirty years, I am thrilled to see a book that is so systematic, comprehensive, and creative. This step-by-step method promotes fluent note-reading, along with the early basics of piano playing. Material is presented in a simple and concise manner, easily understood by very young learners - promoting an immediate sense of mastery and accomplishment. Students will be motivated by both the original and familiar compositions. In addition, the colorful, artistic illustrations of Kiki and Koko will surely inspire a young student s imagination and creativity!
About the Author
Shushik (Susan) Khatchadourian is a longtime member of the Music Teachers National Association and possesses an extensive musical background.
She graduated from Conservatoire Nationale D'Egypt and began a long and successful concertizing career that included performances with the Cairo Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Franz Litschauer in Egypt, and with the Pontiac-Oakland Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, among others.
In addition to her concertizing career, Ms. Khatchadourian has been nurturing students of every skill level in the intricacies of keyboard artistry for over 30 years.
She is an active proponent of student recitals and competitions. A yearly piano recital at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California is an integral part of her curriculum. Qualified students will have the opportunity to participate in the Music Center Spotlight Awards in Los Angeles, California.