Childrens Piano Pedal Extenders A Leg Gro PED

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The unique pedal action of the A-Leg-Gro PED enables teachers to introduce the technique of pedalling correctly to smaller children. The benefits of an early introduction to the pedal are now increasingly recognised. Most piano methods destined for children aged 5 - 7 include a section on pedalling, as, very often, do pieces at early grade examinations.

With an A-Leg-Gro PED, the choice of repertoire is widened, critical listening is encouraged, and a child is able to enjoy the thrill of the increase in resonance brought about by the use of the pedal.

Approved by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College for use in their examinations.

Supplied with a strong carry bag for protecting and transporting your PED.

  • Used by teachers, music schools and junior music colleges throughout Europe and the Far East.
  • Suitable for all makes of piano and keyboard with no risk of damage to instrument or pedal.
  • Designed in the UK.
  • Precision-engineered and hand assembled.
  • Elegant black satin polyester finish with brass pedal.
  • Footrest platform size: 34cm x 36cm.
  • Height adjustment: 8cm* - 21cm.
  • Weight: 4 kg.

*The minimum height setting may vary slightly according to the positioning of the piano pedals.

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Shipped in 3 to 10 working days, UK delivery is �15.00

Susan Honeywill on 17/05/2008 04:25pm
The A-leg-gro Ped arrived today - super fast service.

Thanks very much.

Susan Honeywill
UK
Sally John (USA) on 14/11/2007 07:05pm

I used to have an ugly assortment of phonebooks next to my beautiful grand piano. They were used under my
small students' feet, so they could sit properly and support themselves when they played. But I couldn't figure
out how to help them sit properly and still use the pedal. The method books I use introduce the pedal way
before any of my students are big enough to play the pedal and maintain a proper sitting position and hand
position. I searched the United States to find a device that would help me overcome this problem and couldn't
find one. Finally, I discovered the A-Leg-Gro PED on the internet! Around that time, I also discovered a
company in the U.S. that imported a device from Taiwan. It was cheaper so I ordered it only to find that it didn't
go any lower than 7 inches. It was worthles for my 8-10 year olds who really needed to be using the pedal, but
still couldn't reach. So, I spent a bit more money and got an A-Leg Gro PED. I even found five other piano
teachers to go in with me so we could get a discount. They are all very grateful to me for finding this wonderful
contraption and I am thrilled as well! My students love it that they can use the pedal without having to contort
themselves.

Sally John (USA)
Archie McLellan, on 14/11/2007 06:56pm

My pupils and I have been enjoying using the PED.
The youngest one who is five spent an enjoyable 5
minutes last week listening to how long a note would
continue to be audible if held on only by the pedal;
then she tried playing the initial note more loudly,
then a cluster. All this is obviously good for aural
sensitivity. Before I teach the major scale, we do the
chromatic and whole tone scale, to accustome pupils'
ears to those intervals. They discovered that the whole
tone scale sounded effective with the pedal hald
down, and some of them made some impressionistic
pieces from this. I gave my 8 and 9 year olds a piece
called 'Water Lilies' from 'Just Imagine' which uses a
kind of pentatonic scale and is effective with the pedal
held down for 2 or 4 bars at a time, I let them decide
how many bars to retain under the pedal. All the
pupils have been able to use the pedal for the chord
exercises in Dozen a Day and then realise which sets
of notes do, or don't sound good together, then find
out why. All in all, a good half term!
Mrs. Alison Davies, West Yorkshire

I am very impressed by the design and construction
of the unit.
Archie McLellan, Glasgow, Suzuki Teacher

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