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Do you remember how quickly those music books from your childhood, got complicated and difficult to follow? As New York professional music teacher Michael Miller says, "As a Musician and Instructor, I have found that music theory books tend to be cumbersome and complicated at best. Even the simplest of concepts can be made unnecessarily difficult with pretentious vocabulary." Welcome to a fresh, new approach! Music Theory Grade 1 is a ground-breaking, first year theory book from Brooklyn music teacher Julia Amisano. It's intended for very young children (4-6 years of age) and also grownups who have always wanted to learn to read and write music. The emphasis here is making music reading and writing accessible for all, and - for once - fun! First year Piano and Theory students should use Music Theory Grade 1 in conjunction with private or group music lessons. This book covers the lines and spaces of the Treble and Bass clefs, along with the values of Quarter notes, Half notes, Dotted Half notes and Whole notes in 4/4 time. There are worksheets within the book, which allow students to practice writing and reading music. And younger students will love the fun coloring exercises that are included. "This book is great for young hands and adults alike. It's a rare combination: extremely useful and very easy to understand. I wish I had this book when I was learning, however all of my students certainly will! I'd recommend this book to teacher or student, for a fun, easy way to teach or learn the most important concepts for not only piano, but music as a whole!" - Michael Miller
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Julia Amisano is a private music teacher at Grace Music Studio (www.gracemusicstudiony.com), which she founded in 1999 in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Julia currently teaches private piano lessons, voice lessons and acting lessons to kids and adults. This theory book is the result of working with beginners and very young children, who are learning to read music, for the past eleven years. Julia Amisano has been studying and performing since early childhood, and has received her degrees in music in New York and London. In June 2005, Julia received a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Brooklyn College. She also holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia and a Post-graduate Classical Acting degree from LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). Julia is continuously performing as well as teaching. She just performed at Carnegie Hall for the third time in her career on November 4, 2011. Her opera roles in G-Train and House (new Operas for Children) aired on Cable TV on May 7th, 2011 and are set to air again in December 2011. Julia's latest classical CD, GREEN, debuted on NPR and can be found at on Amazon.com as well as cdbaby.com. Julia loves Brooklyn and has been living and working in Park Slope since 1994.

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