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Best Guitar and Ukulele Accessories

These accessories will help any musician at any skill level during their lessons or practice. Listed below are the products that we recommend.

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Ukulele Strap for Children (Pattern)

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The strap is comfortable and easy to install. Can be adjusted from 27.5 to 65 inches.


Ukulele Strap for Children (Pattern)

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Measures 1.5″ wide and can be extended from 22.4″ to 42.5″(57cm-108cm). Perfect size to fit most sizes, for both adult and children. Works well with all size ukuleles.


Guitar Strap for Children (Black)

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Comfortable and Adjustable: Guitar Strap length 36 to 62″ inches Adjustable -suitable for men, women and children guitarist’s. 100% cotton woven strap and leather ends, will also prevent strain on your shoulder or back and will eliminate sweat discomfort.


Guitar Strap for Children (Pink)

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The guitar strap has a width of 2″ and a length that’s adjustable anywhere between 35″ and 62″, so it’s guaranteed to fit both kids and adults perfectly. What’s more, it also has a practical pocket where you can store your picks!


Ukulele Chord Poster

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Ukulele Chords Educational Music Poster. 12″ x 18″ Poster on High Quality heavy 80lb satin cover paper – durable and can stand up to all kinds of abuse and it won’t pucker and wrinkle like others do.


Fret Board Stamp

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Fantastic Learning Tool. Makes remembering that rarely used chord simple, ink pad that’s included is moist and dye based, so fast drying and less likely to smear. Portable. Comes in a small, ziplock plastic bag that is resealable. Fits right in your guitar case.


Staff Stamp

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The Large Guitar Tablature Rubber Stamp is a great time saver for teachers, students and composers alike! Simply stamp in an empty template on a score or notebook and fill in the desired tablature with a pen or pencil.


Pick Maker

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Simple to use, create custom guitar picks from old credit cards, gift cards, hotel room key cards, driver’s licenses or any thin piece of plastic laying around the house.


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Let’s Get Classical With These Piano Books!

Yes, it’s fun learning the newest pop song during your lesson, but sometimes you just want to get back to the classics! Below are our recommendations for the best Primer, Elementary, and Intermediate level classical piano books.

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PreTime Piano Classics: Primer Level

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Familiar orchestral, operatic and other non-keyboard classical themes arranged for the primer-level pianist. No eighth notes or dotted rhythms are used and the hands remain in middle C position. Pieces include: Ode to Joy (from the 9th Symphony) by Beethoven, Morning (from Peer Gynt Suite ) by Grieg, Bridal Chorus (from the opera Lohengrin ) by Wagner, Theme from the “London” Symphony by Haydn, Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke, A Little Night Music (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) by Mozart, and Shepherd’s Song (“Pastoral” from Symphony No. 6) by Beethoven. 


PlayTime Piano Classics: Level 1

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Excellent introduction to the best-known symphonic and operatic literature of the great composers. The selections have been chosen for their appealing melodies and rhythmic vitality. Includes: Turkish March (from The Ruins of Athens ) by Beethoven, Romance (from A Little Night Music ) by Mozart, The Trout (Die Forelle) by Schubert, Lullaby by Brahms * La Cinquantaine by Gabriel-Marie, Country Dance (Finale from Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’) by Beethoven, Finale (from Symphony No. 1) by Brahms, Finale (from Carnival of the Animals ) by Saint-Saens, The Elephant (from Carnival of the Animals ) by Saint-Saens, Sleeping Beauty Waltz by Tchaikovsky, Finale (from Symphony No. 5, From the New World ) by Dvorak, and March Slav by Tchaikovsky. 


ShowTime Piano Classics: Level 2A

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An excellent collection of symphonic and operatic works by the great composers. The pieces were chosen for their appealing melodies and rhythmic vitality. Includes: Theme from Don Giovanni (La ci darem la mano) by Mozart, Egyptian Ballet Dance (from the opera Sanson & Delilah ) by Saint Saens, Liebestraum by Liszt, The Merry Widow Waltz (from the opera The Merry Widow ) by Lehar, Minuet (Op. 14, No. 1) by Paderewski, Canon by Pachelbel, Spring (from The Four Seasons ) by Vivaldi, Suitor’s Song (from the operetta The Gypsy Baron ) by J. Strauss, Jr., Theme from Symphony No. 1 (Third Movement, “Frere Jacques” theme) by Mahler, and Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary) by Clarke. 


ChordTime Piano Classics: Level 2B

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Piano arrangements of some of the great symphonic and operatic masterworks of Western music. Contents include: Aria (from the Peasant Cantata) by J.S. Bach, La Donna e Mobile (from the opera Rigoletto ) by Verdi, Largo (from the opera Die Fliedermaus ) by J. Strauss, Jr., The Little Man in the Woods (from the opera Hansel and Gretel ) by Humperdinck, March Militaire by Shubert, Overture (from the opera William Tell ) by Rossini, Pizzicato Polka by J. Strauss, Jr. & J. Strauss, Polvetzian Dance No. 17 (from the opera Prince Igor ) by Borodin, Roses from the South by J. Strauss, Jr., The Rage Over the Lost Penny by Beethoven, Theme from “The Surprise” Symphony by Haydn, Theme from Trumpet Concerto in Eb by Haydn, and Trepak (from the ballet The Nutcracker ) by Tchaikovsky.


FunTime Piano Classics: Level 3A-3B

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Drawing primarily from symphonic and operatic literature, this level exposes the piano student to the wealth of color and imagination of the classical literature. Contents include: Blue Danube Waltz by J. Strauss, Jr., Overture to The Barber of Seville by Rossini, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (from the ballet The Nutcracker ) by Tchaikovsky, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart, In the Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt Suite) by Grieg , Light Cavalry Overture by Suppe, Musetta’s Song (from the opera La Boheme ) by Puccini, Theme from Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev, Pomp and Circumstance by Elgar, Theme from Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, Theme from The “Unfinished” Symphony by Schubert, Toreador’s Song (from the opera Carmen ) by Bizet, and Waltz by Brahms. 


Famous and Fun Classics, Book 1 (Piano Series)

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Famous & Fun: Classics, Book 1 offers a wonderful introduction to the timeless masterpieces of the great composers. Featuring arrangements of themes from symphonic, operatic and keyboard literature, these works have been carefully selected to appeal to beginners at the early elementary level. Optional duet parts for teacher or parent.


Famous and Fun Classic Themes, Book 2: 13 Appealing Piano Arrangements

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Famous & Fun Classics, Book 2 offers a wonderful introduction to the timeless masterpieces of the great composers. Featuring arrangements of themes from symphonic, operatic and keyboard literature, these works have been carefully selected to appeal to beginners at the early elementary/elementary level. Optional duet parts for teacher or parent.


Famous and Fun Classics, Book 3

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Famous & Fun: Classics, Book 3 offers a wonderful introduction to the timeless masterpieces of the great composers. Featuring arrangements of themes from symphonic, operatic and keyboard literature, these works have been carefully selected to appeal to beginners at the elementary/late elementary level. Optional duet parts for teacher or parent.


Famous and Fun Classics, Book 4: 14 Appealing Piano Arrangements

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Famous & Fun: Classics, Book 4, offers a wonderful introduction to the timeless masterpieces of the great composers. Featuring arrangements of themes from symphonic, operatic and keyboard literature, these works have been carefully selected to appeal to students at the early intermediate level. Titles include: Andaluza, The Barber of Seville (Overture), Can-Can, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Gymnop�die I * Hungarian Dance, No. 5 by Brahms, Theme from the “Italian” Symphony, March of the Toreadors, March Slav, O mio babbino caro, Polovetsian Dance, Theme from Swan Lake, Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 by Brahms.

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas! Here Are Our Favorite Christmas Books for Piano!

The holiday season is finally here and that means it’s time for Christmas music! Below are our recommendations for Primer, Elementary and Intermediate level Christmas books for piano students.

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PreTime Piano Christmas Primer Level: Beginning Reading

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Favorite Christmas carols arranged for the young beginner. Contents include: Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Jingle Bells, Good King Wenceslas, Away in a Manger, We Three Kings of Orient Are, Up On the Housetop, Over the River and Through the Woods, Silent Night, and I Saw Three Ships.


Level 1 – Christmas Book: Piano Adventures

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The Level 1 Christmas book includes: Stuffing the Stockings (interval review), Angels We Have Heard on High, Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Come Little Children, Up on the Housetop, and We Three Kings of Orient Are.



PlayTime Piano Christmas: Level 1

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Favorite Christmas carols and songs arranged for the beginning pianist. Contents include: Jingle Bells, O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles), When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter, Silent Night, Away in a Manger, The First Noel, Joy to the World, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Holly Jolly Christmas, The Night Before Christmas Song, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. 


Level 2A – Christmas Book: Piano Adventures

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The Christmas piano book includes The First Noel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Jingle Bells, O Christmas Tree, Pat-a-Pan, Silent Night, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.  

Level 2B Christmas Book: Piano Adventures

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The Level 2B Christmas Piano book includes songs such as: Stuffing the Stockings (theory review), Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, Joy to The World, Mary Had a Baby, Silent Night, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Up on the Housetop, and What Child is This.



ShowTime Piano Christmas: Level 2A

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The ShowTime Level 2A Christmas book includes:  Angels We Have Heard On High, Coventry Carol, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Frosty the Snowman, God Bless All, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, The Little Drummer Boy, Little Elf’s Christmas, Must Be Santa, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Silent Night, Up On the Housetop, and We Three Kings of Orient Are. 


ChordTime Piano Christmas: Level 2B (I-iv-v7 Chords in Keys of C, G, and F)

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Traditional and popular favorites, perfect for Christmas recitals and any other seasonal events. Contents include: Silent Night, Joy to the World, Jingle Bells, When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Night Before Christmas Song, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Good King Wenceslas, Away in a Manger, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Deck the Hall, and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

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The best Christmas beginner piano books for this holiday season

Get ready for Christmas with these awesome piano books. These books are best suited for Pre-K and early reader beginners.


Music for Little Mozarts Christmas Fun, Book 1

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The adventures of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse continue in this series of supplementary solo/activity books written to correlate with the Music for Little Mozarts series. In Christmas Fun!, Book 1, Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse are waiting for Santa. Students will enjoy the Christmas story with its pictures, piano solos (with optional teacher duets) and activity pages. Many students may also want to color the illustrations scattered throughout the story.


Music for Little Mozarts Christmas Fun, Book 2

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The adventures of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse continue in this new series of solo/activity books written to correlate with the Music for Little Mozarts series. In Christmas Fun!, Book 2, Clara Schumann-Cat is having a Christmas party. Students will enjoy the Christmas story with its pictures, piano solos (with optional teacher duets) and activity pages. Many students may also want to color the illustrations scattered throughout the story.


Music for Little Mozarts: Christmas Fun, Book 3

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In this story, Nannerl Mouse helps the Music Friends stage their own Christmas Pageant when snow prevents them from going to church. Carols include ”Away in a Manger” and ”Good King Wenceslas.” Music activity pages reinforce note reading and note identification.


My First Piano Adventure Christmas – Book A: Pre-K Reading

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Treat your pre-reading students to an adventurous first Christmas book! Young players will be delighted with familiar carols such as “O Christmas Tree” as well as new favorites including “Rudolph’s Little Brother” and “I Love My Candy Cane!” The My First Piano Adventure “friends” make snowmen, ride a big sleigh, and enjoy candy canes together. First players will benefit from the clean presentation of pre-reading notation and festive teacher duets. The Christmas Music Calendar encourages students to count down the days until Christmas!


My First Piano Adventure Christmas – Book B: Steps on the Staff

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Join the My First Piano Adventure “friends” as they play Christmas songs on the grand staff. Students celebrate with merry melodies such as “A Ten-Foot Icicle,” “Jingle Bells,” the hit song “Must Be Santa,” and carols from around the world.


My First Piano Adventure Christmas – Book C: Skips on the Staff

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Christmas is an exciting time for the “musical friends” in Christmas Book C! Students play joyful melodies such as “Dance around the Christmas Tree” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” as they continue to build pianistic skill and a love of music. Teacher duets expose students to more sophisticated rhythms and harmonies. 


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Best Sets of Piano Books to Save

While our team requires just the Lesson and Theory book for piano lessons, there are also supplemental books that help with even more skills during piano lessons.

The performance book is where students can find songs to show off at our Kids Open mics and Recitals. The Technique and Artistry books have exercise perfect for warming up during the beginning of lessons or a practice session.

The Faber company has put all four books together for a discount so you can save too.

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Primer Pack:

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Lesson 1 Pack:

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Level 2A Pack:

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Level 3A Pack:

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Level 3B Pack:

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Level 4 Pack:

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