(PRWEB) September 7, 2010
The expense of piano books, the legality of making copies, and the hassle of erasing notes made in borrowed books are all issues that confront music schools and libraries. Piano Street, an online supplier of piano sheet music, has solved these problems with their institutional subscription service, which gives institutions unlimited access and printing rights to classical piano music.
"Our institutional subscription benefits teachers, students and librarians,” said Johan Sandback, director of Piano Street. "Teachers can provide students with legal copies of sheet music from reliable editions that they get to keep. Students also benefit from an array of additional features on our site."
With more than 2,800 pieces in printable PDF format and new selections added every month, Piano Street provides institutions with a wide variety of music to choose from. Sheet music is available in two different formats: Piano Street Edition, which includes fingering and is designed for less experienced students, and Piano Street Urtext, authentic scores intended for advanced pianists.
The website also feature autograph manuscripts of classical music such as for example, some of the Mozart and Beethoven Sonatas and access to the Piano Forum allow students the ability to discuss piano music and even upload recordings of themselves playing so that other forum members can comment and offer advice.
In addition to its vast selection of piano sheet music, Piano Street also offers a variety of resources for teachers and their students. For example, sound recordings offer the ability to hear easy and intermediate level pieces played by professional pianists, which helps students, not only to learn the correct notes and rhythm and avoid time wasted practicing a piece incorrectly, but also to get a good sense of style of different composers.
"Back in 2005, when we first started offering recordings of classical piano music, it was difficult for students to find good recordings of pieces commonly used in piano teaching," Sandback said. "Despite the popularity of YouTube, this is still often a problem, as many videos are made by other students and there is no way for an inexperienced player of judging the quality of the performances."
Piano Street also offers memberships for individuals. A Silver membership is free, and gives the user access to the forum and a small selection of the website's 2,800 piano scores. A Gold membership costs $7 USD and gives the user unlimited access to the entire online library.
For more information about Piano Street's sheet music subscriptions, including unlimited subscriptions for schools, libraries, and other institutions, please visit http://www.pianostreet.com.
About Piano Street
Started in 2001 as a forum for pianists, teachers, and students, Piano Street now offers more than 2,500 printable pieces of piano sheet music and recordings of classical piano music in addition to their popular forum. Users can choose from a range of membership options: Silver, Gold, or an institutional membership perfect for schools and libraries. For more information, please visit http://www.pianostreet.com.