Piano Lessons – Books

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Summary

The recommended piano lessons books are based on my current students’ needs. This is not a comprehensive list for all students at all levels. I choose quality learning materials that give students what they need at the lowest possible cost.

Be careful to only buy books that are marked “ships from and sold by Amazon.com”, else you may be price gouged by a third-party seller.

Method Books

Music Tree – Time to Begin (2 separate books)

The Music Tree Student’s Book: Time to Begin

The Music Tree Activities Book: Time to Begin

Music Tree – Part 1 (2 separate books)

The Music Tree Student’s Book: Part 1

The Music Tree Activities Book: Part 1

Music Tree – Part 2A (2 separate books)

The Music Tree Student’s Book: Part 2A

The Music Tree Student’s Book: Part 2A

Music Tree – Part 2B (2 separate books)

The Music Tree Student’s Book: Part 2B

The Music Tree Activities Book: Part 2B

Older Child/Adult Beginner

[Book to be introduced soon]

Repertoire Books

Music for Millions Series

Introduction – Classics to Moderns

Vol. 17 – Easy Classics to Moderns

Vol. 27 – More Easy Classics to Moderns

Vol. 37 – Classics to Moderns in the Intermediate Grade

Vol. 47 – Early Advanced Classics to Moderns

Multiple Composer Collections

Sonatina Album: A Collection of Favorite Sonatinas, Rondos, and Other Pieces for the Piano

Single Composer Collections

Bach, J.S.

Inventions and Sinfonias: Two- and Three-Part Inventions (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Burgmüller, Friedrich

Twenty-Five Easy and Progressive Studies, Opus 100

Kabalevsky, Dmitri

24 Pieces for Children, Op. 39: Piano Solo (Schirmer’s Library of Musical Classics)

Olson, Lynn Freeman

Beginning Sonatinas: Five Original Works in Varying Styles for the Early Grades

Fun Books

34 Super Mario Themes Arranged for Easy Piano

Theory Aids

Key Covers

Bea’s Keys – Not sold on Amazon

Music Theory

Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians (Book & 2 CDs)

Miscellaneous

Scales Book

The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios, etc

Little Red Book

Wide Staff Manuscript Paper – Can also be purchased at Musicworks or any music store

Metronome

Seiko SQ50-V Quartz Metronome

Digital Audio Recorder

Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder

Piano Parent book

Playful Preschool Piano Teaching – Great softcover book by Nicola Cantan explaining learning theory for teaching young pianists. Although best matched to 3- to 5-year-olds, some of the principles also apply to those up to age 8 or so.

Playful Preschool Piano Teaching – Kindle version of softcover book



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Last Updated 2019-10-30 | Originally Posted 2017-10-01