The Best Piano Books for Beginners

 

 

Hello!

Today I’ll walk you through some of my favorite method books and collections for someone just starting out – this is the mere tip of the iceberg, but it’s more than enough to get you going.

This post also ties into the video Finding Level-Appropriate Sheet Music, so be sure to watch that one for more information.

Thanks for watching!

xo,
Allysia

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Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1
Book with Media Online. Composed by Nancy Faber, Randall Faber. Faber Piano Adventures. Educational, Method. Softcover Media Online. 184 pages. Faber Piano Adventures #FF1302. Published by Faber Piano Adventures (HL.420242).
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Alfred’s Adult All-in-One Course – Level 1 (Book)
Lesson * Theory * Technic. Method/Instruction; Piano – Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Course; Technique Musicianship; Theory. Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course. Instructional. Instructional book. With introductory text, instructional text, illustrations and performance notes. 160 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.5753).
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Celebration Series: Preparatory A Piano Repertoire
2015 Edition. Composed by The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. This edition: 2015 edition. Celebration Series. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th century and 21st century. Method book & online audio. 24 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.C5R0A).
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First Instruction in Piano Playing (100 Recreations)
Piano Technique. Composed by Carl Czerny (1791-1857). Edited by Adolf Ruthardt. Piano Method. Instruction, Classical. 52 pages. G. Schirmer #LB445. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50255000).
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Kabalevsky – 24 Pieces for Children, Opus 39
Schirmer Performance Editions Book Only. Composed by Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987). Edited by Margaret Otwell. Schirmer Performance Editions. Classical. Softcover. 40 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.297092).
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PlayTime Popular
Level 1. Arranged by Nancy Faber, Randall Faber. Faber Piano Adventures. Supplementary, Recital, Pop. Softcover. 24 pages. Faber Piano Adventures #FF1001. Published by Faber Piano Adventures (HL.420110).
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PlayTime Piano Classics
Level 1. Arranged by Nancy Faber and Randall Faber. Faber Piano Adventures. Instructional. Softcover instructional book (five-finger notation; with optional teacher duet). With introductory text and five-finger notation. 24 pages. Faber Piano Adventures #FF1018. Published by Faber Piano Adventures (HL.420127).