I am an adult learner coming back to the grade system after quite some time away. It is great to get back into a more structured approach to playing and learning, and I must say that if I recall correctly there is definitely a lot more to assist in the learning process this time around.
One learning aid I have found to be very beneficial is the Paul Harris: Improve Your Sight Reading range for the Piano. I always dreaded sight reading years ago, but the books really do desensitise you to it and make you more confident.
Has anyone else found these books to be beneficial? Or any other books? I was thinking of getting one from his new range: Improve Your Practice, but am waiting on my teacher checking it out first to see how well it would fit with our current direction.