Solfege Resources

Useful Links

French School of Music Facebook page - This contains memorabilia, recital recordings, and even video from Carnegie Recital Hall trophy ceremonies from the 1970s.

This is also valuable for those wanting to join the French School community by finding alumni who teach and pass on our musical legacy.

Fundamentals of Piano Practice - My father wrote this, capturing Mlle. Combe's efficient piano practice methods. He was a parent who sometimes attended our lessons, who recorded over 10 years of French School recitals. He is probably the best person to have written the book: he has a scientific background (retired physicist) and could approach this task with an objective mindset. He took 7 years of piano lessons but his teacher wasn't French School quality, so he became an intermediate level player but struggled to achieve more than that. While my sister and I took so much for granted, he recognized immediately how valuable Mlle. Combe's teachings were because he knew a lot about how to learn about music the wrong way. While my sister and I were witnesses as children, he was an adult parent witness. Many times something clicked in my head finally when he explained what really happened back then.

This book, together with the Solfege Teaching Guide, are meant to be companion books.

Digitized accompaniment book in Dropbox - Because the accompaniment books at French School are very fragile, I digitized them and added them to Dropbox.