Favorite Piano Teaching Books and Resources

I compiled a list of favorite piano teaching books and resources with the help of many colleagues. These are the books piano teachers recommend and use daily in their studios. The list features resources for beginning through later-intermediate piano students.

On 2/15 I had the honor of speaking at the MTNA Conference Nashville 2020. I met so many great people! I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to learn from these fine teachers. I asked them to share two or three of their favorite piano teaching books and resources. Their “go-to” teaching resources so that I could share them at Paloma Piano. 

Here is the list;

Favorite Piano Teaching Books and Resources


The Ultimate Preschool Piano Activities Book

Faber Piano Adventures

Compose Create (Wendy Stevens)

Hal Leonard Primer

Wunder Keys

Get Set Piano

Alijam Music (James King)

Piano Pronto Prelude Book

Piano Maestro

Bastien New Traditions

Keyboard Kickoff

Sounds from Different Lands (Irina Nenartovich)


Paula Dryers Rote Pieces

Back to Basics (Marlene Moore – JW Pepper)

Summer Daze – Barbara Harry

Chrissy Ricker – Destination Adventure

Tasty Tunes – Wendy Stevens

Celebration Series

Faber – Disney Show Time, Chord Time, etc.

Star Wars – Five Finger Beginner

Kevin Olsen – Perfect Start

Primer Pianist – Cappy Cory

Suzuki – Piano Books

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Classics to Moderns Collections

Music by the Master’s Collection

Burgmuller op. 100

Gillock – 24 Preludes in the Romantic Style

Lynn Freeman Olsen Selected Music

Mussorgsky – A Tear

Piano Journey Books 3 and 4 (Irina Nenartovich)

Alijam Music

Compose Create (Wendy Stevens)

Premier Piano Music (Jackie Alexander – Pam Turner –

Phil Hamm)

Sheet Music Plus Arrangements (popular/holiday music)

Elena Cobb music

Wynne Ann Rossi – One of a Kind Solos

Melody Bober – Extreme Solos (various leveled books)

Martha Meir – Romantic Impressions

Carol Matz – Delux Famous and Fun

Robert Starer – Sketches in Color

Keith Snell – Essential Piano Repertoire

Stephen Keller – Progressive Studies

Alfred’s Essential Music Theory

Theory Time – Hal Lenoard

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Keith Snell Theory

Iowa Pedagogy Project

Canadian Music Centre (will mail score for free Canada and the U.S.)

Public Libraries (often have sheet music collections)

Top Piano Hits – Hal Leonard




Library of Piano Classics 1 & 2

The Real Book

YouTube Videos (for covers of popular music)

The Baptist Hymnal

Bach Chorales

Parent Resources

Parents as Partners


Teacher resources

Teach Piano Today


Year of Wonder Listening Guide

The Pianist’s Problems – Neuman

“The Happiest Piano Teacher in Town”

“The Ultimate Preschool Piano Activities Book”

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