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This course of study; published by the Novus Via Music Group; is now distributed by Hal Leonard. It features eleven progressive levels; with four different books at each level: repertoire; etudes; skills; and technic. It starts with a preparatory level for first year students; and then includes levels 1-10 for ten years of study. These books provide comprehensive curriculum in diverse musical styles; with instrumental backing tracks on CD with the repertoire books.Students who use the books in this series will learn how to: develop traditional pianistic and musical skills through music in contemporary; popular styles; be motivated to practice by working on music that is familiar; fun and that they can't wait to play; nurture their creativity and spontaneity through a user-friendly modular approach to improvisation; and enjoy regular ensemble playing; finding pleasure in a lifelong relationship with music.Each Repertoire Album contains a wide selection of pieces in three distinct categories: lyrical (develops beautiful tone; reinforces careful listening; nurtures musical expression; improves finger control); rhythmic (instills a steady beat; improves counting; refines articulation; ensures secure syncopations; internalizes the pulse); ensemble (hones listening skills; encourages regular ensemble playing; offers rich musical textures even in early studies; reinforces