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Alfred Releases Christmas, Levels 5 and 6 for Premier Piano Course Series

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, August 08, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, expands its award-wining Premier Piano Course with two new supplemental books of Christmas, Levels 5 and 6.

Alfred's Premier Piano Course: Christmas Book 5 & 6 assembles familiar motivational pieces for the holiday season in the 24-page supplemental course books. Arranged to reinforce the concepts presented in each corresponding Lesson Book, the Christmas books continue the strong pedagogical focus of the course while providing the enjoyment of playing popular holiday music.

Arrangements in Book 5 include: Angels We Have Heard on High * Auld Lang Syne * Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus) * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear * Jingle Bells * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * March (from The Nutcracker) * O Christmas Tree * What Child Is This?

Arrangements in Book 6 include: Deck the Halls * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming * Silent Night * Sleigh Ride * Still, Still, Still * Waltz of the Flowers (from The Nutcracker) * We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Alfred’s Premier Piano Course is the newest piano method from Alfred Music Publishing with all-new original music by renowned authors, Dennis Alexander and Martha Mier, as well as new arrangements of other favorites. Musical structure and concepts are presented in a fun, interactive way that keeps students interested and enthusiastic about learning. Pedagogues, Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk, Dr. E.L. Lancaster, and Dr. Victoria McArthur created theory books based on a comprehensive musicianship approach that includes written theory, ear training, sight-reading, and creative activities. Reading is introduced using a non-position approach based on patterns and landmarks to produce strong sight-readers. Alfred's Premier Piano Course: Christmas Book 5 & 6 are now available for $6.99 each at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.