Colorado Power Piano

Power Piano as performed by
Howard Pancoast at the piano

Howard Pancoast
Karen Pancoast at the piano

Karen Pancoast

Carl Czerny

(1791-1857)

Carl Czerny

Czerny was one of the most successful piano teachers of all time. He was Beethoven’s most famous student and became his life-long friend. His most famous student was Franz Liszt. Czerny, himself was a fine pianist who played the premier of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto in Vienna after Beethoven became deaf. He wrote thousands of short piano pieces as exercises for his students. We still use dozens of his books in teaching piano today.

100 Studies without Octaves, Opus 139

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The School of Velocity, Opus 299

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110 Progressive Exercises, Opus 453

Several of the Exercises have been combined where we felt they made a natural musical piece. We often combined Czerny exercises into one piece to play them for our students to show how to build up longer pieces from shorter sections.

Octave Studies, Opus 553

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Practical Method for Beginners on the Pianoforte Op. 599

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Preliminary School of Finger Dexterity Op. 636

The Art of Finger Dexterity Op. 740

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The Young Pianist Op. 823

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