Recital Gems, Books 1 & 2
Ed. Carole Bigler and Valery Lloyd-Watts / perf. Valery Lloyd-Watts
The "gems" in these collections are to be prized for their beauty and brilliance. Selected to motivate pianists of all ages and arranged in approximate order of difficulty, these pieces apply and reinforce standard piano techniques. Students will also enjoy the dramatic crashing chords, engaging and driving rhythms, powerful endings and rapid scale passages.
Virtuoso pianist Valery Lloyd-Watts studied at the Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Royal College of Music in London. She earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied with Paul Badura-Skoda. She co-authored the text Studying Suzuki Piano: More than Music, which was endorsed by Dr. Suzuki.