QUOTE(jch48 @ Feb 10 2010, 09:20 AM)
I also like both Piano Time Jazz books and Piano Time classics (more than I like PT going places or PT pieces where for me the hit to miss ratio is not high enough)
some really interesting comparisons here and in the previous post from Martin Clarke.
I agree about Piano Tine pieces book one's hit to miss ratio, although I find PT Pieces book 2 is great - a really good mix of styles, and I have had adults enjoy this one as well as younger pupils.
Going Places often starts off well and then flags. I've had this happen a few times - so maybe it is the proportion of misses that don't float people's boats. PT Jazz generally is popular (both books) although a few in book one generally don't get far.
PT Classics I'm a bit ambivalent about - quite a few good ones but in one book (I think it's blue but am working from memory) there are too many in a similar style, and interest doesn't hold up.
Prehistoric PT looks great fun - but I've had only one pupil on it so far - with loss of interest after the first couple of weeks.