Based on our more than 30 years teaching experience the Ultimate Piano Method is a unique combination of the famous Russian piano tradition and our innovative ideas. The way we teach piano encourages students to develop their musical abilities to the peak of their potential. A great emphasis is placed on the beginner’s stage of learning piano as we understand: the right start – makes a huge difference.
Our Little Pianist First Steps books focus on learning correct hand position, flexibility and freedom of movements and good playing habits.
This gives young children such a remarkable jumpstart, that our students can normally complete 10 Grades in Piano after 5 to 6 years of training.
Little Pianist Method at Work
"I totally agree with the principles of freedom of movements, which is so crucial in the prime years of apprenticeship."Dr. Michel Fournier, University of Sherbrooke
"Terrific Method books! ... show great experience and creativity of the author. I would highly recommend First Steps books for every piano teacher."Dr. Eugene Skovorodnikov
"The Little Pianist's First Steps shows very clearly the logic behind each aspect of the “method”. Mr. Shevtsov has synthesized his years of experience as a student and a teacher and presented his ideas to help young children become the very best pianists they can be. The method respects the child, honours childhood and acknowledges how children learn. While some of the ideas reiterate what is found in other methods there is much that is unique. All the songs and activities are child appropriate and developmentally suitable. The pieces have been chosen and composed tastefully to give the children a satisfying musical experience rather than just to fulfill a pedagogical goal."Joe Berarducci, University of Victoria, UBC, SFU, RCM Examiner
"I have nothing but my most sincere praise for the clarity with which the manual for teachers is written, the beautiful compilation of pieces and especially the whole philosophy of what a proper beginning method entails. You articulate it so well in the manual; I have no doubt that it will be a huge asset to a vast number of teachers of beginners!"Dr. Eva Solar-Kinderman, University of Victoria