Interest in learning to play the piano? The following piano lesson books are a great place to start. You’ll also find books with music the world’s most famous composers. Many of the books on this list can be printed digitally.
Beginner Piano Lesson Books
The following list of beginner piano lesson books are great resources for the first year of instruction. Primers are perfect for 5-6 year old students. Level 1 piano lesson books are perfect for 6-7 year old students. If students are 9 or older I recommend the Alfred Adult Beginner Book Level 1. It’s most the same songs, but none of the cute illustrations that younger kids would enjoy. I’ve also included a wonderful Level 2 piano book that students might be able to enjoy near the end of their first year of instruction.
|MMF All-In-One Piano Primer | Digital Piano Lesson Book
The MMF All-in-One Primer is written for young piano students and is designed to speed progress by introducing students to a limited collection of musical elements and drilling these elements sufficiently to gain mastery over them. 33 Pgs.
|MMF All-In-One Piano Book – Level 1A | Digital Piano Lesson Book
The MMF All-In-One Beginner Piano Course is designed for piano students with no prior musical experience. Lessons are carefully sequenced to insure maximum success and enjoyment. 31 Pgs.
|Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book, Bk 1A
Piano Lesson Book 1A offers a well planned introduction to the piano for kids age 5-7. It’s a step-by-step method that emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading.
|Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book, Level One
Written for older kids and adult beginners. Titles include Alouette, Amazing Grace, The Ballad of Gilligan’s Island, The Entertainer, When the Saints Go Marching In, and Cockles and Mussels. 112 Pgs.
|Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book, Bk 1B
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Includes Brother John, Carol in G Major, The Carousel, Good King Wenceslas, Good Morning to You! and The Greatest Show on Earth! 48 Pgs.
|Faber Piano Adventures Piano Adventures – Popular Repertoire Level 2B
A popular book with teachers and students. Includes Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (from The Wizard of Oz), Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina, I Want to Hold Your Hand (by the Beatles), The James Bond Theme, Linus and Lucy, Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz), and The River. 32 Pgs.
|Charlie Brown Christmas (Book) | Beginner and Easy Piano Sheet Music
Includes selections for piano solo from the soundtrack of the celebrated Christmas special. Selections are scored for beginner and easy piano solo, including Fur Elise, O Christmas Tree and more.
More Great Piano Lesson Books
Composing with Kids presents music students with five “recipes” to compose music with a variety of “flavors.” The lessons require no understanding of music theory. Students should have basic piano skills. 13 Pgs.More Great Piano Lesson Books
|Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Top Hits! Solo Book, Bk 3
Alfred’s Top Hits series is a big hit with students and teachers. This series combines hits from Broadway, Hollywood, television and recordings. Titles include Colors of the Wind, Cruella De Vil, I Just Can’t Wait to Be King, Memory, My Heart Will Go On, and A Whole New World.
Scale Sleuth™ | Musical Scales: Breaking the Code (Workbook) provides music students with “light bulb” moments – helping kids to understand why the study of scales is important, why composers use so many different scales, and how they can build them themselves – by breaking the secret code.
|Beethoven | Meet the Composer Piano Book – Easy Piano
Beethoven Meet the Composer piano book is a best of Beethoven piano book. This book is a wonderful collection of Beethoven’s works, including many of his most popular pieces for piano and orchestra. Titles include Ode to Joy, Beethoven’s Fifth and Moonlight Sonata. 17 Pgs.
Mozart | Meet the Composer piano book is a best of Mozart piano book. This book is an assortment of Mozart’s works, including many of his most popular pieces for piano and orchestra.
Jingle Jazz piano book provides five colorful jazz arrangements that introduce young piano students to the world of jazz – and makes it easy!
Tchaikovsky | Meet the Composer piano book is a best of Tchaikovsky piano book. This book is an assortment of Tchaikovsky’s works, including many of his most popular pieces for piano and orchestra.