Books for New Students

You can get all of these books at Long and McQuade (323 8 St S) or Music Court (in Park Place Mall), or you can order them on amazon.ca.

Choose one of the sets of books between the line breaks. Alfred is my first choice. Many of the Lesson/Performance books come with CDs – just ask about them.

If two siblings are starting at the same time or will end up in the same book at the same time, I recommend having one student start in a different method book.


Alfred’s Basic Piano Library: UP TO AGE 9

REQUIRED
Lesson Book 1A (with or without CD)
Theory Book 1A
Notespeller Book 1A
Technic Book 1A
Top Hits! Solo Book 1A OR Popular Hits 1A(look at the songs to decide)

OPTIONAL
Fun Book 1A
Merry Christmas! Book 1A – traditional Christmas songs
Top Hits! Christmas Book 1A
Recital Book 1A
Hymn Book 1A
Composition Book 1A
Praise Hits, Level 1A


Alfred’s Basic Piano Library: 9 AND OVER

REQUIRED
Lesson Book Complete 1
Theory Book Complete 1
Technic Book Complete 1
Notespeller Book Complete 1
Popular Hits Complete Level 1 OR Top Hits! Solo Book Complete Level 1

OPTIONAL
Recital Book Complete 1
Praise Hits Complete Level 1
Hymn Book Complete 1
Top Hits! Christmas Book Complete 1
Sight Reading Book Complete Level 1


Bastien Piano Basics: UP TO AGE 9

REQUIRED
Primer, Piano
Primer, Technic
Primer, Theory
Primer, Performance OR share the Alfred Performance/Recital/Top Hits/Popular Hits


Bastien Piano Basics: 7 AND UNDER

REQUIRED
Piano For The Young Beginner, Primer A
Theory & Technic For The Young Beginner, Primer A
Primer, Performance OR share the Alfred Performance/Recital/Top Hits/Popular Hits


Faber Basic Piano Adventures: AGES 7-11

REQUIRED
Primer Level Lesson Book
Primer Level Theory Book
Primer Level Technique and Artistry Book
Primer Level Popular Repertoire OR Pre-Time Piano Popular OR Pre-Time Faber Piano Studio Collection

OPTIONAL
Primer Level Christmas Book
Primer Level Performance Book
Primer Level Sightreading Book
Pre-Time Piano Classics
Pre-Time Piano Favorites
Pre-Time Piano Rock ‘n’ Roll
Pre-Time Piano Jazz & Blues
Pre-Time Piano Hymns
Pre-Time Piano Kids’ Songs
Pre-Time Piano Christmas


Faber Accelerated Piano Adventures: OLDER BEGINNERS

REQUIRED
Lesson Book 1
Theory Book 1
Technique and Artistry Book 1
Popular Repertoire Book 1 OR PlayTime Piano Popular OR PlayTime Piano Faber Studio Collection

Christmas Book 1
Performance Book 1
Sightreading Book 1
PlayTime Piano Classics
PlayTime Piano Favorites
PlayTime Piano Rock ‘n’ Roll
PlayTime Piano Jazz & Blues
PlayTime Piano Hymns
PlayTime Piano Kids’ Songs
PlayTime Piano Christmas