If you already have some music experience and want to learn piano, I recommend this book.
As for teaching technique, there are plenty of technical exercises (and detailed explanations) which I found certainly showed up what I needed to work on (humbling!).
This really is the best of the few decent books in this category - and one of only a small handful that don't treat you like an idiot.
I never thought I would be able to learn to play piano! I have severe dementia from a childhood injury and I never understood how to play piano until I found this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sean Martinez
I've been playing for 4 years now and I still play through the pieces in this book. The girl at my local music store recommended it when I asked for a book to help me learn. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alan Coakley
If you want to know everything there is to know about a piano this is the book for you. A lesson book?....no. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Suzanne Schumacher
An impressive book on so many levels. It is beautifully made with pictures and the spiral binding, a fantastic intro about the history of the piano, and of course loads and loads... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Adam Rose
Just what I was looking for. This book starts from the very basic, but is not too simple that it does not hold your interest. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Daniels
like others have stated, there's not a lot of ramp-up to this book. I'm self taught at the piano, but was a semi-professional musician on a different instrument, so I know how to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by ejw2010
As an adult experienced in music I've been following the book for several months to learn keyboard. It's a nice book, well-written, with a comprehensive overview, however, it's not... Read morePublished 10 months ago by b mesh
Question: can someone actually learn piano from scratch with this?
Whatever, it's a useful, handsome, attractive tome, and not that expensive (for the history and pictures, at... Read more