AME Lesson Materials

Lesson Materials

AME Lesson Materials

After being a part of the music education community for 10 years, our team has done a lot of research to find the best materials to help children learn music effectively. All while enjoying every minute of their music-making! 

Atlanta Music Education is always looking for resources that encourage independent discovery, instill a basis of music theory, and are easy to comprehend. Our teachers compiled the lesson books, instruments, and songbooks that are our tried and tested favorites for class. 

We have divided our resources into a few different sections for your ease. 

Select your instrument below to find the recommended materials.

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Piano Materials

Piano Books That Turn Your Child Into A Little Mozart

Here are some of the best Music For Little Mozarts books that will be perfect for your child’s piano lessons.

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Music for Little Mozarts — Little Mozarts Go to Hollywood, Bk 1-2: 10 Favorites from TV, Movies and Radio

Designed for students in Levels 1 and 2, this delightful book includes 10 arrangements of popular music. Pieces are in pre-reading notation and include a duet accompaniment part for a parent or teacher. An engaging story of how the music friends compile a book of popular music for Clara Schumann Cat’s birthday present captures the student’s interest. Titles: Happy Birthday to You, Hooray for Hollywood, If I Only Had a Brain, (Meet) The Flintstones, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Mickey Mouse March, Scooby Doo, Where Are You, Springtime, This Land Is Your Land, and Winnie the Pooh.

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Music for Little Mozarts — Little Mozarts Go to Hollywood, Bk 3-4: 10 Favorites from TV, Movies and Radio

Little Mozarts Go to Hollywood Pop Book 3 & 4 Designed for students in Levels 3 and 4, this delightful book includes 10 arrangements of popular music. The student parts are written on the staff and include a duet accompaniment part for a parent or teacher. An engaging story documenting the music friend’s visit to Hollywood adds to the fun. Titles: The Chicken Dance, The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme), Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Over the Rainbow, The Pink Panther, Puff the Magic Dragon Star Wars (Main Theme) Theme from Superman, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me).

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Music for Little Mozarts Recital Book, Bk 1: Performance Repertoire to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child

The first 16 pages of Music Recital Book 1 interweave new music into an all-new story about Beethoven Bear, Mozart Mouse and the Magical Music Book. Students will enjoy the imaginative story while applying what they have learned from Music Lesson Book 1. This section of the book is a ready-made recital when a narrator reads the story and students perform the pieces in the appropriate places! The second section of the book includes challenge pieces based on folk tunes that require students to listen carefully and enter correctly as the teacher or a parent plays the duet.

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Music for Little Mozarts Recital Book, Bk 2: Performance Repertoire to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child

The Music for Little Mozarts Recital Book 2 includes motivational music to reinforce performance concepts that are introduced in the Music Lesson Books. Recital Book 2 also provides extra material for students who move quickly in group lessons. The book includes an all new story about Beethoven Bear, Mozart Mouse and their music friends, as well as familiar music for performance.

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Music for Little Mozarts Recital Book, Bk 3: Performance Repertoire to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child

The Music for Little Mozarts Recital Book 3 includes motivational music to reinforce performance concepts that are introduced in the Music Lesson Books. The book includes an all new story about Mozart Mouse and Nina Ballerina, as well as familiar music for performance.

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Music for Little Mozarts Recital Book, Bk 4: Performance Repertoire to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child

Elgar E. Elephant and Pachelbel Penguin explore a Magical Music History Book and soon find themselves introducing Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse to classic themes, such as Trumpet Voluntary, Anvil Chorus, and Theme from Swan Lake—-along with other new pieces that enhance the story line. Book 4 completes the Recital Book series in the Music for Little Mozarts collection.

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Music for Little Mozarts, Lesson Book 1: A Piano Course to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child

Lesson Book 1 is geared for pre-reading students. Concepts taught are: How to sit at the piano, Correct hand position, High and low, Loud and soft (forte and piano), Keyboard topography, Bar line and measure, Quarter, half, whole notes and rests, and Repeat signs. The first pieces in the book are played on the black keys. Later in the book, C D E for the RH and C B A for the LH (Middle C position) are taught with letter notes (the name of the note is written inside the note head).

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Music for Little Mozarts Music Lesson Book, Bk 2: A Piano Course to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child

Lesson Book 2 starts as pre-reading, then moves to reading on the staff. After a review, the new concepts taught are: Dotted quarter note and 4/4 time, 4/4 time, Mezzo-forte, Staff and note reading, Steps and skips, Grand staff. New notes taught are F and G in the LH and RH, completing the Middle C position. Characters introduced: Clara Schumann-Cat, J. S. Bunny, and Pachelbel Penguin.

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Music for Little Mozarts: Music Lesson Book 3

The music in Lesson Book 3 is completely written on the staff. After a review, the new concepts taught are: Staccato, legato, slurs; Melodic and harmonic 2nds and 3rds; Melodic and harmonic 4ths and 5ths; f-p.; Bass clef C D E are taught for the LH. Students then know all notes necessary to play in the C position. Playing both hands together is taught near the end of the book. 

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Music for Little Mozarts Music Lesson Book, Bk 4: A Piano Course to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child

Lesson Book 4 is the last in the Music for Little Mozarts series. After a review, the new concepts taught are: Flat and sharp sign; Tie; Crescendo and diminuendo. After reviewing C position and Middle C position, G position is taught. All three positions are used alternately throughout the rest of the book, with flat and sharp notes incorporated. When the student is finished with Lesson Book 4, he/she moves either into Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Prep Course, Level C or Alfred’s Premier Piano Course, Level 1B. 

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Music for Little Mozarts Little Mozarts Perform the Nutcracker: 8 Favorites form Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite

Learn the famous pieces from Tchaikovky’s Nutcracker Suite! This Music for Little Mozarts features eight songs perfect for kids to learn.

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Piano Materials

Our Recommendations for At-Home Keyboards

Our student’s parents are always asking for recommendations on keyboards for their kids and we are sharing our favorite ones with you.

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Starfavor 88 Key Digital Piano Beginner Electric Keyboard Full Size with Semi Weighted Keys Dual 30W Speakers SP-10 Bundle include Sustain Pedal, Power Supply, Stand, Piano Stickers

Lightweight and portable design, the piano head and frame can be separated at any time, light weight, easy to carry when going out, and the frame height can be adjusted. Intelligent Control Panel – Various intelligent functions to meet all your daily practice needs. Import DREAM Sound Source/LCD Display Screen/ 64 Polyphony/ 80 Demo Songs/ Dual/800 Tones/ 600 Rhythms/ Multiple instrument sound/ Built-in Stereo Speakers. Smart Teaching – Supports follow-up, stereo output and headphone jack can be used to listen through external speakers or the attached headphones, very suitable for beginners to learn music courses.

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Mustar Keyboard Piano, 61 Key Keyboards, Electronic Touch Sensitive Keyboards Piano, Headphones, Microphone, Piano Stand and Stool,Full Size Keys/LCD Screen

Higher configuration — 61 Keyboards Piano size reached 965 x 366 x 120 (mm). Equipped with 2 built-In metal speakers, LCD screen,Headphones, Microphoner, Power adapter, adjustable Stand and a padded seat. Keyboard piano for beginners — Features with 61 full-size Touch Sensitive keys and 2 build in stereo metal grilled speakers, This keyboard piano will give you a traditional piano feel and provide more authentic sounds for your musical pieces. Various Ways to Explore Music World — Electric keyboard piano included 200 built-in instrument sounds, 200 built-in rhythms give you a rich range of ways to explore, experiment, and express the music world with this piano keyboard. Multiple music effect combinations — This keyboards piano allows for play of single-fingered and fingered auto-bass chords, with the capacity to select chord timbre, program/edit rhythm, as well as utilize effects such as vibrato, sustain, & ensemble. More useful functions — USB connection and 5 build in sound effect. The package contains a padded seat that is easily folded.You can easily play for hours without getting tired.

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Yamaha PSRE360 61-Key Touch Sensitive Portable Keyboard with Power Supply, Dark Walnut

Includes keyboard, power supply and music rest. Touch-sensitive keys add dynamics to your playing. Play Lightly and the sound is soft. Strike the key hard and it’s loud. The Yamaha Education Suite allows you to practice at your own pace, one hand at a time, or both together. Duo Mode Splits the keyboard into two halves, each with their own “middle C” For practicing with a partner. Style recommended quickly finds suitable accompaniments based what you play on the keyboard.

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BIGFUN Kid Keyboard Piano – 37 Keys Keyboard Piano Kids Multifunction Music Educational Instrument Toy Keyboard Piano for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Girls and Boys (Blue)

The kids piano has been certified by CPC children and conforms to RoHS safety certification. Electronic keyboard designed for small fingers, suitable for toddlers to learn music and enlighten musical talents. Children piano will help develop kid’s performance skills and make they more confident, also help kids hand more flexible. Music mode lets them play the piano like a regular keyboard. The keyboard can also help little ones refine their motor skills as they practice pressing individual keys. There are different instruments to choose from, encouraging kids to explore different sound combinations. This toy helps your child with hand-eye coordination, musical theory and fine motor skills among other important skills!

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Sustain Pedal for Keyboard – Sovvid Piano Foot Pedal with Polarity Switch for All Brands Electronic Keyboards, MIDI Keyboards, Digital Pianos, Yamaha, Casio, Roland, Korg, Behringer, Moog and More

Pedal used 3 printed circuit boards(PCB) to control the conversion of Two-Channel polarity switch. When the polarity switch changes, PCB can identify and stabilize the internal current of piano, so as to reduce the noise and achieve the best sound quality,enrich your digital piano tone.

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Music Stand, Kasonic 2 in 1 Dual-Use Folding Sheet Music Stand & Desktop Book Stand, Portable and Lightweight with Music Sheet Clip Holder & Carrying Bag Suitable for Instrumental Performance (Black)

Collapsible design with height adjustment from 18 inches to 41 inches and 90 degrees fully adjustable angle tilting bookplate make this stand perfect for sitting or standing, and the vented tray, tall, wide, and deep enough to hold any kind of music sheet or books. There is no need to worry about the loading capacity of this conduct music stand with the sturdy metal tripod support legs, which have non-slip rubber caps at the bottom that secure at any height, even with a heavy load of music sheet. This music stand is ultra-lightweight style and the removable bookplate and collapsible tripod base for superior portability and easy storage. Simply rotate the nut to pull out. Can be used as either floor music stand with tripod stand or desktop sheet music books stand. Gives you two styles on the purpose. A complete set of equipment come with the stand, which includes 1 x music sheet clip holder Great, 1 x carrying bag suitable for school, orchestras, choirs, church band and more!

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Yamaha OEM PKBB1 Adjustable Padded Keyboard X-Style Bench, Black, 19.5 inches

The Yamaha PKBB1 Keyboard Bench offers lasting comfort and a reputation as one of Yamaha’s top-selling benches. Its ultra-thick padding and extra-wide single seat assures the utmost comfort for hours of music enjoyment. With a definitive black finish and a soft padded seat, this bench is fully adjustable for individual comfort and folds up for your traveling convenience.

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Sony ZX Series Wired On-Ear Headphones, Black MDR-ZX110

Maximizing your personal audio experience has never been easier than with SONY ZX-Series Monitor headphones. Built with comfort and performance in mind, there’s no need to compromise.

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Guitar Materials

Our Favorite Lesson Book for Guitar

Here are our favorite books for beginners who are learning how to play guitar!

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Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Notespeller 1 & 2: Music Reading Activities That Make Learning Even Easier!

As a companion piece to the easiest guitar method ever for kids ages 5 and up, this notespeller will add excitement to the learning process. Covering the concepts in Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Levels 1 and 2, this notespeller is the perfect complement to the method and learning how to play guitar.

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Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Complete: The Easiest Guitar Method Ever!

This complete edition combines levels 1 and 2 with the activity pages of the Notespeller. Each lesson on every colorful page is explained in plain language that’s easy to understand; plus, you get to learn from three irresistible guitar experts—a clever, classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. They draw attention to what’s important on each page and help you learn by making music fun! Parents can be effective guides to help you through this course, even if they’ve never had any musical training themselves. You can stream or download the accompanying video and audio to see demonstrations and hear how the music should sound. Also included is easy-to-use computer software that lets you watch the music on-screen as it plays, speed it up, slow it down—it’s up to you! 

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Pop Songs for Kids – Really Easy Guitar Series: 22 Songs with Chords, Lyrics & Basic Tab

Easy-to-follow charts to get you playing right away are presented in this collection for all guitarists. Includes 22 songs in chords, lyrics and basic tab: Brave, Can’t Stop the Feeling, Happy, I Love Rock ‘N Roll, Let It Go, Roar, Shake It Off, We Got the Beat, and more.

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The Beatles for Kids – Really Easy Guitar Series: 14 Songs with Chords, Lyrics & Basic 

Easy-to-follow charts to get you playing right away are presented in this collection for all guitarists. Includes 14 songs in chords, lyrics and basic tab: All My Loving, All You Need Is Love, Blackbird, Good Day Sunshine, Here Comes the Sun, Hey Jude, I Want to Hold Your Hand, In My Life, Let It Be, Love Me Do, Octopus’s Garden, With a Little Help from My Friends, Yellow Submarine, and Yesterday.

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20 Easy Classical Guitar Pieces for Kids

This book and accompanying audio present the most popular themes from the classical orchestral repertoire adapted for guitar. Historical background is provided for each piece, as well as warm-ups for both hands. The selections include works by Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg and others. The material is written in tablature and standard notation. Includes access to online audio.

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Ukulele Materials

Ukulele Lesson Books Every Student Needs

Every ukulele student needs this books to make their lessons even more fun!

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Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course 2: The Easiest Ukulele Method Ever!

The easiest ukulele method ever for kids ages 5 and up. This fun method teaches you to play songs on the ukulele right away. The accompanying online audio lets you hear how the music should sound on any computer or handheld device. Three irresistible ukulele experts guide students along—a clever, classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. They draw attention to what’s important on each page and make learning music fun! Parents can be effective guides through this course, even if they’ve never had any musical training. This course is also perfect for the classroom. Book 2 picks up where Book 1 leaves off and teaches new songs, including “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” “Aura Lee,” “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” and many more.

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Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course Complete: The Easiest Ukulele Method Ever!

Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course is a fun method that teaches kids to play songs on the ukulele right away. This complete edition combines levels 1 and 2 with the activity pages of the Notespeller and includes accompanying online audio, so students always know how the music should sound. Each lesson on every page is explained in plain language that’s easy to understand. Plus, students will learn from three irresistible ukulele experts—a clever classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. They point out what’s important on each page and make learning music fun! Parents can be effective guides through this course, even if they’ve never had any musical training themselves. This course can even be used in a classroom at school.

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Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course Christmas Songbook 1 & 2: 15 Fun Arrangements That Make Learning Even Easier

Have even more fun learning to play the ukulele with your all-time favorite Christmas songs! The arrangements in this book correlate to Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course, Books 1, 2, and Complete, plus Alfred’s Teach Your Child to Play Ukulele—with handy page references throughout to help you integrate them directly into your lessons. The accompanying CD contains professional performances of every song for listening and playing along.

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Disney Hits for Ukulele: 23 Songs to Strum & Sing

Disney Hits for Ukulele – 23 Songs to Strum & Sing. Play 23 of your favorite Disney songs on your ukulele. Includes: The Bare Necessities, Cruella De Vil, Do You Want to Build a Snowman, He’s a Tramp, I See the Light, Kiss the Girl, Lava, Let It Go, Once upon a Dream, So This Is Love (The Cinderella Waltz), Under the Sea, When She Loved Me, A Whole New World, and more.

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Lesson Materials, Uncategorized

The Best Lesson Materials for AME Little Lessons

We love that AME offers special Little Lessons for kids in PreK and younger. Here are a list of items we recommend for our new Little Lesson students.

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Ehome Toddler Musical Instruments, Wooden Percussion Instruments Educational Preschool Toy for Kids Baby Instrument Musical Toys Set for Boys and Girls with Storage Bag

The toddler educational instruments are devoted to help kids in moving, grooving, and feeling the beat, cultivate children’s sensitivity of music and the percept of rhythm, and to improve children’s hand-to-eye coordination, social skills and sharpen concentration. An inspirational musical instrument set not only adds more fun to babies but also creates more interaction and enhances the relationships between parent and children. Perfect for parents to explore the world of music and rhythm with their little angel. The kids’ musical instruments set is made of Toona sinensis, so you could easily clean them with a dry wipe. And also the musical instruments set will come with a storage bag that will make the instrument set easy to be preserved and portable for outside activities, like camping, reunion, trip, and more.

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Boomwhackers C Major Diatonic Scale Set with Octavator Caps 8-Pack

The Best selling Boomwhacker C-c diatonic plus octavator caps set will take your Boomwhacker activities to the next level. Found in most elementary music classrooms and music therapy programs around the world, these affordable, color-coded, tuned percussion tubes provide an opportunity for any age and ability to experience success making music. With no limit to the creative learning process, students can feel the joy of learning and experiencing rhythm, pitch and movement while having fun! Set includes all 8 pitches from C to c on a diatonic scale (white keys on the piano). The included octavator caps lower the pitch of a Boomwhacker by an octave when placed on one end expanding your range of sounds! The 8 pack contains enough caps to use on any of the Boomwhackers sets. Made of hightly durable yet lightweight plastic, Boomwhackers can withstand heavy cleaners required by many facilities.

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POMAIKAI Soprano Ukulele for Beginners, Guitar 21 Inch Ukelele Instrument for Adults Wood Guitar Small Hawaiian Ukalalee Starter with Gig Bag

Real basswood body with a high gloss finish creates clear, crisp and melodious sound. The fretwires are smooth and do no harm to your fingers. This mini cute yukalalee has 12 frets on the hardwood fingerboard, producing different tones for a song. Great Gift for Beginners: Soprano ukulele is a great musical instrument gift for students, friends, teens and adults who want to play music. 

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Chriffer Kids Musical Instruments Toys, Percussion Instruments Set with Xylophone, Preschool Educational Music Toys for Boys Girls, Natural Eco-Friendly Wooden Music Set

This natural wooden musical toy set, including shaking, tapping, beating and blowing instruments, doesn’t have any harmful water paint or chemical smell. Chriffer’s target is to provide a extreme safe playing environment for kids. The instruments toy set inspires children’s sense of sight, hearing and touch. It will be helpful to cultivate the kids’ sensitivity of music and the percept of rhythm, improve the creativity and the ability to distinguish instruments, and develop the kids’ interests. The wooden musical toy comes with a storage bag, which can store all instruments together for easy carrying. Great for car trips, party and show, it makes your musical instrument toddler toys easy to carry. It also offers quick storage and hassle-free cleanups. You will get 15 pieces of wooden musical instruments in this set. At the same time, you will get a cotton backpack as a gift. If you are not satisfied with it, you can contact us at any time and we will provide you with a satisfactory solution.

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My First Piano Adventure: Lesson Book A 

Written for ages 5 and 6, My First Piano Adventure captures the child’s playful spirit. Fun-filled songs, rhythm games and technique activities develop beginning keyboard skills. Three distinguishing features of the Lesson Book A make it unique and effective for the young 5-6 year old beginner. 1. A strong focus on technique embedded in the book through playful technique games, chants, and carefully-composed pieces that gently lead the child into pianistic motions. 2. Outstanding audio tracks on CD and via online access for the young student to listen, sing, tap, and play along with at the piano. The orchestrated songs feature children singing the lyrics, which has great appeal to the 5-6 year old beginner. The audio becomes a ready-made practice partner that guides the student and parent for all the pieces and activities in the books. 3. The fanciful art features five multi-cultural children who are also learning to play. These friends at the piano introduce basic rhythms, white key names, and a variety of white and black-key songs that span classical, folk, and blues. Young students will listen, sing, create, and play more musically with Nancy and Randall Faber s My First Piano Adventure, Lesson Book A. 

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My First Piano Adventure: Writing Book A

Developing the ear and training the eye of the young child is a key component of the Writing Book A. Tucker, the mascot dog who loves to LISTEN, is always on the scene as the young child imitates, matches, and creates rhythmic and melodic patterns. The multi-cultural friends present improvisation and simple, guided composition activities. Blinker, the owl who loves to LOOK, helps students recognize patterns of rhythms and notes, and introduces sightreading. The Writing Book offers a holistic, musical approach to theory through discovery, creativity, imagination, and fun!

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Instruments for Young Percussion Players

Calling all little percussionists! These drumming and percussion instruments are perfect for beginners. AME loves to use these instruments listed during our summer camps!

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Remo KD-5080-01 Kids Percussion Floor Tom Drum – Fabric Rain Forest, 10″

The Kids Percussion Floor Tom produces a fun, professional high-quality sound. Featuring an Acousticon shell, a pre-tuned Skyndeep drumhead and a vibrant Rainforest finish, its compact size is ideal for classroom Drum Circles and can be played with hands, mallets or sticks. For children ages 3 and up. 

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Remo KD-5400-01 Kids Percussion Bongo Drum – Fabric Rain Forest, 5″-6″

The Kids Percussion Bongo features Skyndeep pre-tuned drumheads pitched high and low, and features a fun Rainforest graphic. Introduces children ages 3 and up to rhythm in a fun and engaging way. Constructed with Acousticon shells, the Kids Percussion Bongo is an important part of the percussion family of rhythm instruments and playfully introduces children to the basic building block of all music, which is rhythm. 

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Remo KD-5822-01 Kids Percussion Gathering Drum – Fabric Rain Forest, 22″

The Kids Percussion Gathering Drum produces a big, fun sound. Featuring an Acousticon shell, a pre-tuned Skyndeep drumhead, and a vibrant Rainforest finish, the Kids Percussion Gathering Drum can be played with hands, mallets or sticks. Ideal for group drumming in a classroom setting, the Kids Percussion Gathering Drum is an important part of the percussion family of rhythm instruments and playfully introduces children to the basic building block of all music, which is rhythm. Ages 5 and up.

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Remo RH-2106-00 Rhythm Club Tambourine – Rhythm Kids, 6″

The Rhythm Club Tambourine produces a fun, high-quality sound that is a favorite for children of all ages. Featuring a pre-tuned Suede drumhead, 4 pairs of chrome jingle sets, and a playful Rhythm Club graphic, the Rhythm Club Tambourine is built to last. 

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More of Our Favorite Super Easy Piano Books

We love using the “Super Easy” piano books with our students and we are sharing more of our favorite ones!

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The Beatles – Super Easy Songbook

 It’s super easy! This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. This edition includes 60 Beatles favorites: Across the Universe, All You Need Is Love, Blackbird, Come Together, Eight Days a Week, Eleanor Rigby, Get Back, Good Day Sunshine, A Hard Day’s Night, Help, Here Comes the Sun, Hey Jude * I Saw Her Standing There, I Want to Hold Your Hand, If I Fell, Let It Be, Michelle, Nowhere Man, Penny Lane, Revolution, Something, Ticket to Ride, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, and many more.

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Star Wars – Super Easy Songbook

 It’s super easy! This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. This edition includes 17 songs from the Star Wars franchise: Across the Stars, Cantina Band, The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme), The Jedi Steps and Finale, Luke and Leia, Princess Leia’s Theme * Rey’s Theme, Star Wars (Main Theme) * and more.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber – Super Easy Songbook

This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. Lyrics are also included. This edition includes over 40 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical favorites: Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, I Believe in My Heart, Love Never Dies, Memory, Only You, The Perfect Year, Seeing Is Believing * Think of Me, Unexpected Song, Whistle Down the Wind, You’re in the Band, and more.

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Chart Hits – Super Easy Piano Songbook 

This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. The arrangements also include lyrics. This edition includes 24 contemporary hits: Bad Habits (Ed Sheeran), Blinding Lights (The Weeknd), Circles (Post Malone), Good 4 U (Olivia Rodrigo), Kings & Queens (Ava Max), Memories (Maroon 5), Stay (The Kid LAROI feat. Justin Bieber), Willow (Taylor Swift), and more.

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George Gershwin – Super Easy Songbook

This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. Lyrics are also included. This edition includes 22 Gershwin classics: But Not for Me, Embraceable You, Fascinating Rhythm, I Got Rhythm, I’ve Got a Crush on You, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Rhapsody in Blue, Someone to Watch over Me, Summertime, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, and more.

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Broadway – Super Easy Songbook

This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. This edition includes 60 songs from the Great White Way: All I Ask of You, Bring Him Home, Cabaret, Comedy Tonight, Dancing Queen, Defying Gravity, Edelweiss, Footloose, Goodnight, My Someone, I Could Have Danced All Night, Lullaby of Broadway * Memory, Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’, On My Own * Puttin’ on the Ritz, Seasons of Love, Singin’ in the Rain, Sunrise, Sunset, Try to Remember, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and many more.

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Folksongs – Super Easy Songbook

This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. The arrangements also include lyrics. This big edition includes 60 folk favorites: Auld Lang Syne, Aura Lee, Beautiful Dreamer, Buffalo Gals (Won’t You Come Out Tonight?), (Oh, My Darling) Clementine, Cockles and Mussels (Molly Malone), Danny Boy, Deep River, For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow, Frankie and Johnny, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean, My Wild Irish Rose, Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen, ‘O Sole Mio, Scarborough Fair, She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain * Simple Gifts, Skip to My Lou, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Wayfaring Stranger, Wellerman, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, When the Saints Go Marching In, The Yellow Rose of Texas, and more.

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Pop Songs for Kids – Super Easy Songbook

This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. It even includes lyrics for sing-along fun. This edition includes 60 pop songs kids love: Adore You, Best Day of My Life, Can’t Stop the Feeling, Dance Monkey, Firework, Happy, Let It Go, A Million Dreams, Shake It Off, Sunflower, What Makes You Beautiful, You Can’t Stop the Girl, and more.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Books for Piano

It’s time to bring some rock ‘n’ roll to your piano lessons with the Faber Rock ‘n’ Roll Piano books for all levels!

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PreTime Piano Rock ‘n Roll: Primer Level

A set of motivating original rock and roll tunes especially written for children. The teacher duets provide an energetic rock ‘n roll sound and give the student a strong rhythmic experience. Includes: Hard Rock Candy, Pebbles, Stones, and Rocks, Old MacDonald Had to Rock, Rockin’ on the Soccer Field, Stegosaur Rock, Recess Rock, Rockin’ in Your Socks, Engine Number Nine, and Celebrate with Rock ‘n Roll! 

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PlayTime Piano Rock ‘n’ Roll: Level 1

A collection of rock and roll classics from the ’50s and ’60s. The selections offer fun and excitement at the lessons, while still providing practice in the basics. Includes: Rock Around the Clock, Surfer Girl, Rockin’ Robin, The Green Mosquito, Cool Strut, Come Go With Me, The Purple People Eater, Walk Right In, Peanut Butter, and Blue Suede Shoes.

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ShowTime Piano Rock ‘n Roll: Level 2A

ShowTime Piano Rock ‘n Roll features lively pieces arranged specifically for the Level 2A student to enjoy. The variety of sounds and rhythms in this collection encourage elementary level students to have fun with rock! Songs include: A Groovy Kind of Love, Twist and Shout, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, At the Hop, Yakety Yak, and more.

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FunTime Piano Rock ‘n’ Roll: Level 3A-3B

FunTime Piano Rock ‘n Roll is a collection of hits from the rock and roll era that is sure to entertain the piano student. The selections have been careflly arranged for the early-intermediate pianist. A variety of keys are used, including major and minor, and the tempos range from upbeat rock to slow ballad. Songs include: Bye Bye Love, Hey Jude, Hound Dog, Rockin’ Robin, Stand by Me, and more. 

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BigTime Piano Rock ‘n’ Roll: Level 4

BigTime Piano Rock ‘n Roll allows the pianist to “let go” and enjoy the fun sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Upbeat rhythms and pianistic arrangements make the book a delight for both students and teachers. New selections include: Piano Man, Great Balls of Fire, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, I Feel the Earth Move, and more.

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Popular New Books for Piano

These Faber Piano Popular books listed are a great fit for all ages who are learning piano and want to bring some excitement to their lessons.

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Here is an exciting collection of popular hits at precisely the appropriate grade level. The selections provide reinforcement of basic rhythm and note reading. This volume includes: ABC, Do-Re-Mi (Meet) The Flintstones, Music Box Dancer, Puff the Magic Dragon, Rocky Top, Star Wars, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and This Land Is Your Land. 

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Nine perfectly-arranged pieces students will enjoy, including: Happy Birthday to You, It’s a Small World, Hedwig’s Theme (from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ), Olympic Fanfare, Over the Rainbow, and more.

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11 songs that include I-IV-V7 chords in the keys of C, G and F, featuring: Angel of Music, Do-Re-Mi, Heart and Soul, She Loves You, Star Wars, Thinking Out Loud, and more. 

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12 songs carefully graded for students to enjoy, including: Colors of the Wind, Eleanor Rigby, La Bamba, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Pachelbel Canon, Star Wars, and more.

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This new collection features 11 hits that students will love to learn, including: Dancing Queen, I Saw Her Standing There, Lean on Me, 100 Years, Pachelbel Canon, Pure Imagination, Star Wars (Main Theme), You Raise Me Up, and more.

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Our Favorite Piano Books for Teenagers

The performance piano books listed are great for older students learning piano. These are our favorite piano books that will help you become a wonderful pianist!

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Lesson Book 1

Book 1 covers fundamental rhythms, all the notes of the grand staff, C position, G position. Contents include: Aloha Oe, Amazing Grace, Bagpipes, Bus Stop Boogie, Camptown Races, Chant of the Monk, Chant of the Monks, Chinese Dragon, Chord Crossings, Dreamscape, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik * English Minuet, Fife and Drums, Forest Drums, and French Minuet.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Lesson Book 2

Major and minor pentascales; intervals through the 6th; C. G, and F major scales. Contents include: Almost Like a Dream, America, American Fiddle Tune, Beach Party, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Theme, Blues Train, The Boogie Machine, Brahms’ Lullaby, Can-Can, Cathedral Chimes, Chord Jumps, Classical Dance, Cross-Hand Arpeggios, and El Matado.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Theory Book 1

Correlated with the 12 units of the Lesson Book, this book provides valuable reinforcement of theory, concepts through writing, sightreading, and ear training activities.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Theory Book 2

Accelerated Theory Book 2 is divided into fifteen units, correlating with the fifteen units of Lesson Book 2. Each unit provides valuable reinforcement of basic theory concepts through writing, sightreading, and ear-training activities.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures For The Older Beginner, Technique and Artistry Book 1 

Designed for the teenager or transfer student, this technique course combines “Technique Secrets” from both the Primer and Level 1 with new exercises that correlate with Accelerated Piano Adventures Lesson Book One. The integration of technique and artistry gives students the tools for expressive performance. “Technique Secrets” develops a technical foundation, while the “Artistry Magic” page at the end of each unit explores expressive playing.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Technique & Artistry Book 2

Technique & Artistry Book 2 combines “Technique Secrets” from levels 2A and 2B with new exercises and “Artistry Magic” pieces that correlate with Accelerated Piano Adventures Lesson Book 2. These elegantly simple “technique secrets” build a solid technical foundation for the older beginner and are used as daily warm-ups throughout the book. Students are guided to produce a variety of pianistic motions always with the purpose of creating artistic sounds.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Performance Book 1

A collection of effective pieces in a variety of styles. Contents include: Allegro, Alouette, Backpacking, Boogie in 3rds, Carousel Melody, Clock Tower Bells, For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow, Greensleeves, The Handbell Choir, Horse and Sleigh, La Cinquantaine, March of the English Guard, A Merry March, and more.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Performance Book 2

Contents include: African Celebration, Club Jazz, Down by the Riverside, Everybody Ought to Know Gallop on the Moor, German Dance, Holiday Fanfare, Mysterious Cavern, Niagra Falls, ‘O Sole Mio!, Pale Moon Serenade, Peppermint Rag, Prelude in F, Prince of Denmark’s March, Ride of Paul Revere, The Snow Castle, “Surprise” Symphony Theme, Tambourin, The Time Machine, and Waltz in D Major.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures Sightreading Book 1

This highly effective sightreading course is developed specifically for the needs of the older beginner. There are five variations of each piece from the Accelerated Lesson Book 1, one for each day between lessons. Learning activities scattered throughout the book build pattern recognition skills. Concepts include: fundamental rhythms (including eighth notes), all the notes of the grand staff, intervals, and five-finger scale melodies in C and G.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures Sightreading Book 2 

Good sightreading ability is a necessary skill for the developing musician. The Accelerated Sightreading Book 2 builds confident readers as students play musical variations based on their Lesson Book pieces. Theory activities help students focus on key concepts: eighth note and dotted quarter note rhythms, major and minor five-finger scales, intervals through the 6th, plus one-octave scales and primary chords in the keys of C, G, and F major.

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Outstanding popular repertoire skillfully arranged and correlated with the concepts in Accelerated Lesson Book 1. Contents include: In Dreams, Video, Star Wars, Hedwig’s Theme, Fiddler on the Roof, What a Wonderful World, Soak up the Sun, Over the Rainbow, and The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

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Accelerated Popular Repertoire, Book 2 is skillfully arranged and correlated with the concepts in Accelerated Lesson Book 2. Contents include: Hero Theme from Spiderman, A New Day Has Come, The Game of Love, I Will Remember You, The James Bond Theme, Bring on the Rain, Because You Loved Me, and more.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Christmas Book 1

Promotes enthusiasm for sightreading through unique “Sightreading Stocking Stuffers.” Contents include: Angels We Have Heard on High, Deck the Halls, Good King Wenceslas, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, We Three Kings of Orient Are, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas (4-hand student-student piano duet). Optional teacher accompaniments included.

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The Best Violin Books for Kids!

These performance book for violin that will be perfect for you whether you are a beginner or have been playing for a while!

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50 Pop Songs for Kids: Violin

When kids learn to play an instrument, they want to play the songs they know and love! This collection of 50 songs alongs them to do just that! It includes 50 contemporary favorites, including: Believer, Don’t Stop Believin’, Happy, High Hopes, Let’s Get It Started, Ocean Eyes, Perfect, Rewrite the Stars, A Thousand Miles, You Will Be Found, and more.

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101 Hit Songs for Violin

This massive collection will keep instrumentalists busy with 101 pop hits to learn and play! Songs include: All About That Bass, All of Me, Brave, Breakaway, Call Me Maybe, Clocks, Fields of Gold, Firework, Hello, Hey, Soul Sister, Ho Hey, I Gotta Feeling, I Will Remember You, Jar of Hearts, Love Story, 100 Years, Roar, Rolling in the Deep, Royals, Say Something, Shake It Off, Smells like Teen Spirit, Uptown Funk, When You Say Nothing at All, and more.

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Suzuki Violin School, Vol 1: Violin Part

Teach violin with the popular Suzuki Violin School. The Suzuki Method(R) of Talent Education is based on Shinichi Suzuki’s view that every child is born with ability, and that people are the product of their environment. According to Shinichi Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child’s potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. Students are taught using the mother-tongue” approach. Each series of books for a particular instrument in the Suzuki Method is considered a Suzuki music school, such as the Suzuki Violin School. Suzuki lessons are generally given in a private studio setting with additional group lessons. The student listens to the recordings and works with their Suzuki violin teacher to develop their potential as a musician and as a person. This Suzuki book is integral for Suzuki violin lessons. 

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Performance Repertoire Piano Books

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These performance repertoire books are great for all ages! . If you’re looking for performance songs for your Primer to Level 3B children, these are the perfect piano books for you.



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Level 2A – Performance Repertoire: Piano Adventures

The 2nd Edition Level 2A Performance Book offers an array of colorful elementary pieces that reinforce the concepts presented in the Lesson Book. The selections range from arrangements of classical compositions to American folk songs and imaginative originals. Students and teachers will enjoy the wide variety of sounds and musical textures in this collection.

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Level 2B- Performance Book: Piano Adventures

The revised 2B Performance Book fosters a love of the piano while stretching students’ technique and musical expression. Eight additional pages feature three new pieces, including a lively four-hand duet. Students will enjoy the challenge of the three-movement Classic Sonatina, included at the end of the book as a special graduation piece.

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Level 3A -Performance Book: Piano Adventures

The 2nd edition of the 3A Performance Book offers appealing, pianistic pieces that closely correlate with the Lesson Book concepts. Students will enjoy three new selections including a 4-hand arrangement of Beethoven’s Alexander March, and a Duncombe sonatina. Well-loved pieces provide performance opportunities set in a variety of major and minor keys and accompaniment styles.

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Level 3B – Performance Book: Piano Adventures



The 2nd Edition of the 3B Performance Book offers appealing, pianistic pieces that closely correlate with the Lesson Book concepts. Students will enjoy a German Dance by Beethoven and a selection from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, as well as arrangements by Strauss, and a four-hand duet by Felix Mendelssohn. Well-loved standards such as “Hava Nagila” and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” along with new originals by the Fabers, provide a variety of major and minor keys, accompaniment styles, and pianistic expression.



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Popular Repertoire Books

These repertoire books are great for all ages! If you’re looking for popular songs for your children from primer to 3B, these is the perfect piano book series for you.

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Primer Level – Popular Repertoire Book: Piano Adventures

(Faber Piano Adventures ). Contents include: Catch a Falling Star * Happy Birthday to You * I Got Rhythm * I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing * Lean on Me * The Lion Sleeps Tonight * The Planets, from Animaniacs * The Rose * and Star Wars (Main Theme).

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Level 1 – Popular Repertoire Book: Piano Adventures


(Faber Piano Adventures ). Contents: The Boogie Woogie March * Fiddler on the Roof * I Taut I Taw a Puddy-Tat * Matchmaker (from Fiddler on the Roof ) * Once Upon a December (from Anastasia ) * Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz ) * Superman (Theme) * This Is It! (Theme from the Bugs Bunny Show) * We’re Off to See the Wizard (from The Wizard of Oz ).

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Level 2A – Popular Repertoire Book: Piano Adventures

Faber Piano Adventures ). Contents include: If I Were a Rich Man, from Fiddler on the Roof * (Meet) The Flintstones * Merrily We Roll Along, from Looney Tunes * The Merry Old Land of Oz, from The Wizard of Oz * Splish, Splash * Tiger Rag * Tomorrow, from Annie * Will You Be There (Theme from Free Willie ).

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Level 2B – Popular Repertoire Book: Piano Adventures


Contents: Ashokan Farewell * Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (from The Wizard of Oz ) * Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina * I Want to Hold Your Hand * The James Bond Theme * Linus and Lucy * Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz ) * The River.

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Level 3A -Popular Repertoire Book: Piano Adventures

(Faber Piano Adventures ). The Popular Repertoire book provides popular hits paired with imaginative activity pages that explore rhythm, note reading, and theory basics. Contents: Animaniacs (Main Title Theme) * From a Distance * I Swear * I Will Always Love You * The Pink Panther * Puff the Magic Dragon * Superman (Theme) * That’s the Way It Is * Tiny Toon Adventures (Theme Song).

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Level 3B – Popular Repertoire Book: Piano Adventures

The Popular Repertoire Book provides popular hits paired with imaginative activity pages that explore rhythm, note reading, and theory basics. Contents: Angel Eyes * Honky Cat * I Believe I Can Fly * I Got Rhythm * I’ll Be There fro You * Inspector Gadget (Main Theme) * Jeopardy Theme * The Rose * Sunrise, Sunset

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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 Disney Piano Books!

Have fun practicing the piano with Disney classics! We have compiled all of the books we recommend for Disney-themed piano lessons.

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PreTime Piano Disney: Primer Level

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PreTime Piano Disney offers an exciting set of contemporary and classic Disney favorites arranged for the Primer student. Motivating selections reinforce basic rhythms and beginning note reading, and optional teacher duets add vitality and color. Students will enjoy treasured songs from Frozen, The Lion King, Mary Poppins , and more.


PlayTime Piano Disney: Level 1

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PlayTime Piano Disney brings together contemporary and classic Disney hits arranged for the Level 1 pianist. Students build confidence reading notes, intervals, and basic rhythms, all while playing inspiring songs from blockbusters including Coco, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid , and more.


ShowTime Piano Disney: Level 2A

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ShowTime Piano Disney presents contemporary and classic Disney hits arranged for the pianist at Level 2A. Students develop fundamental skills reading basic rhythms, intervals, and simple chords, all while playing appealing songs from favorite movies such as Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mulan , and more.


ChordTime Piano Disney: Level 2B

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ChordTime Piano Disney showcases contemporary and classic Disney hits arranged for the Level 2B pianist. Students explore major scale and primary chord patterns in a setting of inspiring songs from timeless movies including Tangled, The Jungle Book, Moana, and more.


FunTime Piano Disney: Level 3A – 3B

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FunTime Piano Disney features contemporary and classic Disney hits arranged for the Level 3A-3B pianist. Students jazz it up with swing and syncopation, play expressive one-octave arpeggios, and recognize accompaniment patterns, all while having fun with timeless Disney favorites from Hercules, Frozen, The Aristocats , and more.


BigTime Piano Disney: Level 4

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BigTime Piano Disney is a celebration of contemporary and classic Disney songs arranged for the Level 4 pianist and beyond. Intermediate students can enjoy big-sounding pieces from Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Moana , and more.


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Beginner Piano Books That Make Lessons Exciting And Fun!

Here are a bunch of beginner supplemental piano book that will spice up your piano lessons and make practice time more fun and exciting!

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This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, and basic left-hand chord diagrams. This edition includes 60 Disney favorites: Be Our Guest • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • Chim Chim Cher-ee • A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes and more.

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This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, and basic left-hand chord diagrams. This edition includes 14 arrangements from Frozen and Frozen 2: All Is Found • Do You Want to Build a Snowman? • Fixer Upper • For the First Time in Forever • In Summer • Into the Unknown • Let It Go • Lost in the Woods • Love Is an Open Door • The Next Right Thing • Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People • Show Yourself • Some Things Never Change • When I Am Older.

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This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. This edition includes 60 hit songs: All of Me • Brave • Can’t Feel My Face • Ex’s & Oh’s • Get Lucky • Hey, Soul Sister • Ho Hey • I’m Yours • Jar of Hearts • Lost Boy • Love Yourself • One Call Away • Riptide • Rolling in the Deep • Shake It Off • Stay with Me • Take Me to Church • Thinking Out Loud • A Thousand Years • When I Was Your Man • and many more.

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This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. This edition includes 22 songs from the 2020 Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist: All the Good Girls Go to Hell • Bad Guy • Copycat • Everything I Wanted • Idontwannabeyouanymore • Lovely • No Time to Die • Ocean Eyes • Six Feet Under • When the Party’s Over • Wish You Were Gay • and more.

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This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. This edition includes 60 great songs: As Time Goes By • Because You Loved Me • Chariots of Fire • City of Stars • Danger Zone • Eye of the Tiger • Flashdance…What a Feeling • Glory of Love • Happy • In Your Eyes • Kiss from a Rose • Live and Let Die • Moon River • Theme from “New York, New York” • Over the Rainbow • The Power of Love • The Rose • Somewhere Out There • (I’ve Had) the Time of My Life • Unchained Melody • What a Wonderful World • and more.

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This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns! Perfect for beginning players of all ages. This edition features 20 Queen hits for beginners to enjoy: Another One Bites the Dust • Bohemian Rhapsody • Crazy Little Thing Called Love • Don’t Stop Me Now • Killer Queen • Love of My Life • Radio Ga Ga • Somebody to Love • Under Pressure • We Are the Champions • We Will Rock You • You’re My Best Friend • and more.

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Playing Taylor Swift hits can be super easy! These piano arrangements feature simple right-hand melody parts with letter names inside each note along with basic left-hand chord diagrams. Just play the melody, or play both the melody and the chords. We’ve even included lyrics so you can sing along, too! This collection features 22 songs from Taylor’s whole career through Lover, including: Back to December • Blank Space • Delicate • I Knew You Were Trouble • Love Story • Lover • ME! • Mean • Picture to Burn • …Ready for It? • Safe & Sound • Shake It Off • Teardrops on My Guitar • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together • You Belong with Me • You Need to Calm Down • and more.

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Don your cape and tickle the ivories with this heroic collection for easy piano, including: Theme from Ant-Man • Avengers Unite • Batman Theme • Captain America March • Elastigirl Is Back (from Incredibles 2) • Guardians Inferno (from Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2) • Iron Man • Theme from Spider Man • Wakanda (from Black Panther) • and more.

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This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. The arrangements also include lyrics. This edition includes 60 classic songs: Always • Bohemian Rhapsody • Can’t Help Falling in Love • Don’t Stop Believin’ • Edelweiss • Georgia on My Mind • Hallelujah • Imagine • Let It Be • Memory • Over the Rainbow • Piano Man • Someone to Watch over Me • Tears in Heaven • Unchained Melody • What a Wonderful World • You Raise Me Up • and more.

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This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. This edition includes 60 songs for kids: Animal Crackers in My Soup • “C” Is for Cookie • Do-Re-Mi • Electricity • The Hokey Pokey • Hush, Little Baby • I’m Popeye the Sailor Man • Kumbaya • Mickey Mouse March • On Top of Spaghetti • Over the Rainbow • Puff the Magic Dragon • The Rainbow Connection • Sesame Street Theme • Sing • Take Me Out to the Ball Game • Tomorrow • Warm Kitty • The Wheels on the Bus • You Are My Sunshine • and many more.

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Best Jewish Piano Books

We LOVE teaching songs from all different cultures and backgrounds. Here are our most popular requested Jewish song books our students use.

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Beginner Piano Books

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Chanukah Piano Books

This beginner book of Chanukah solos is a great first introduction to the well-loved classics of the Chanukah season. Chanukah Piano Solos for Kids features Al Hanism, Baruch Shel Chanukah, Hanerot Halalu, I Have a Little Dreydl, Lichvod Hachanukah, Maoz Tzur (Rock of Ages), My Candles, and more.

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Another favorite for Hebrew holiday songs is Chanukah and Other Hebrew Holiday Songs. We like this book because it is a book full of beautiful intermediate arrangements of classic Chanukah favorites.

Chanukah and Other Hebrew Holiday Songs: Early Intermediate to Intermediate Piano Collection by [Allan Small]

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