Acoustic Piano or Electronic Keyboard
Number one on my list is to make sure you have a good practice instrument. If you don’t, please read what I recommend for a suitable piano. The rest of the items are a breeze to get in comparison!
Pencil and Eraser
Musicians always carry pencils and erasers. You will use them for all sorts of things, like mark fingerings and notes in your music, take notes for your assignment, and do your activities/theory assignments.
If you need Piano Safari books, I can get them at a discounted price and pro-rate the shipping, typically between several orders. If you need any other books that I recommend, please visit my Music Books page.
Tote Bag or Small Backpack
You’re going to need a dedicated music bag to carry everything on this list. It could be anything from a 25-cent Walmart fabric bag to a small backpack. Whatever works for you works for me!
Three-Ring Binder – High-Quality, 1/2-Inch Rings
This is not something you’ll use all the time, but it’s good to have a dedicated half-inch binder for occasions like when you print out site-licensed or public domain scores from the internet. A high-quality half-inch binder has very little bulk and lays flat on the piano’s music desk.
Metronome – For Late Beginners and Up
If you are at least a late beginner and have not yet purchased a metronome, it’s probably time to do so! I will typically let you know when it’s that time, which typically is around the same time you would be getting your scales book.