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Piano Method Books for Children - Age 7 and Up

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There are a lot of piano method books out in the market today. Most of them are very good, but there are some which have been tried and tested through the years. Here are my Top Picks of Piano Method Books for Children Age 7 and Up arranged alphabetically.

1. Alfred's Basic Piano Library - Lesson Book Level 1A

Suited for children 7 years old and above, the lesson starts by familiarizing the students with the white and black keys of the piano. The music pieces are presented in a simple manner and would be easily understood by young piano learners. It goes on to present space and line notes on both the bass and treble clef, introduction to the flat and sharp signs, intervals and reading the grand staff. The book features such fun tunes as Old Mac Donald and Jingle Bells. A solid foundation to start with.
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2. Bastien Piano Basics Primer Level - Piano

The Bastien Piano Method uses a multi-key approach in teaching children to play the piano. The Piano Basics Primer is suitable for kids 7 and above. Original music pieces are studied in varying music styles such as pop and classical. All the books in the Bastien Piano Basics are correlated and presents lessons in Music Theory, Technic and Performance in a logical sequence. The pages are fully illustrated and colorful that will both attract and inspire young pianists.

3. Hal Leonard Piano Method Book 1 - Piano Lessons

The book begins by introducing finger numbers, the white and black keys and simple rhythm patterns. After finger numbers, the child goes on to note names and moves on to intervals. Piano learners are introduced to the grand staff, the bass and treble clefs and reading by interval. The pages are fully illustrated and colorful, has guide illustrations for correct finger placement and large notes for easier reading.

4. Music Tree - Time to Begin

This is the primer book for children written by Frances Clark. The book has drills, music theory, games and puzzles to reinforce the lessons. The illustrations and lesson presentation are child-friendly. Pages are colorful and notes are large for easy reading. The Music Tree books helps develop creative and independent pianists.
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5. Piano Adventures Lesson Book - Primer Level

Begins by introducing the keyboard, locating the Middle C, note values, note names and the grand staff. There is emphasis on musicianship by teaching the proper way to sit, correct finger placement and the use of the pedal.The lessons are presented in a sequential manner and has reviews for skills already learned.
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