Tutor Books

There is a huge number of tutor books on the market, many of which have been around for decades and are tried and tested. When looking at newer, more up-to-date books, it can be difficult to decide what to buy.

Children:

Highly recommended: Get Set Piano books 1 & 2 plus Pieces books 1 & 2 by Heather Hammond and Karen Marshall. Older children have enjoyed them too!

Good all rounder: Piano Time books, 1, 2, & 3 by Pauline Hall from about 7-8 years upwards. Piano Time Pieces books 1, 2, & 3 – additional repertoire.

Tunes for 10 Fingers and More Tunes for Ten Fingers by Pauline Hall. Suitable for very young children.

Adults:

The Classic Piano Course books 1-3 by Carol Barratt.

It’s Never Too Late To Play Piano by Pam Wedgwood. Plenty of material but layout a little muddled in places.

Restart Piano by Karen Marshall.

Technique:

A Dozen a Day, mini book – Book 5 by Edna Mae Burnham. Short and to the point.

101 Exercises opus 261 by Carl Czerny. Very good for any age and adults, especially re-starters. Not for complete beginners.

General:

Flip-a-rhythm series. Excellent for mastering rhythm reading.