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Get Set! Piano - My First Piano Book

Author: Karen Marshall, Illustrated by Julia Patton and Damien Jones, Prepared for publication by Collins Music
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 01-05-2020
ISBN: 978-0-00-835323-0
Pages: 64

Regular price RRP £7.99 - In stock special offer


The popular beginner instruction books for kids with fun exercises, theory and easy songs to play.

My First Piano Book introduces young children to the piano and music-making through fun activities, rhymes, songs and pieces.

The author’s tried-and-tested progression covers note learning, theory, aural and composing through a creative and holistic approach. Many pieces have simple teacher duet parts to encourage ensemble playing from the start, and the book is illustrated throughout in the charming Get Set! style. This carefully designed tutor will inspire, entertain and, most importantly, nurture a love of music that can last a lifetime.

Suitable for children aged 5 years and over, this book facilitates a seamless transition from pre-stave reading onto stave reading, leading effortlessly into the highly acclaimed Get Set! Piano Tutor Book 1.

Song list:
Hey, hey, look at me!
Engine, engine
Spider, spider
Up and down
Sausage in a pan
Soft kitten
Au clair de la lune
Music Town show time
Five fat sausages
Mousey in the house
Old Mister Woodpecker
On a log
Old MacDonald
Hot cross buns
Hob shoe hob
Merrily we roll along
High and low
Up like a rocket!
Slowly, slowly
Yum, yum
Tiny Bee and Bitsy Flea
Little Arabella Miller
Shooting stars
Three little birds
Teddy bear
Bell horses
Jack Frost
Pease pudding
More pease pudding
Naka naka hoi
Once there was a princess
Secret alien
Counting song
E my name is Emily
Clap your hands
Suo Gân
Five little monkeys
Round and round
Mice, mice
Dear Santa…
Naughty pussy cat
Twinkle, twinkle
Pitter, patter
Can you tap this rhythm?
Allundé alluya
I can sing high
Tallis duet
Down in the garden
Frère Jacques
Haydn’s surprise!
Happy birthday

  • ‘Two outstanding new publications are set to become my ‘go-to’ material for teaching five-year-olds, My First Piano Book and My First Piano Pieces, Puzzles and Activities by Karen Marshall. The approach is perfect for the age group and the author’s intention to provide a gateway to music through the piano accords exactly with my own ethos. The pieces are tuneful so I know that little pianists will love them, and the emphasis is on developing musicianship holistically, encouraging children to explore the piano creatively and to sing as well as play. My First Piano Book is a work of art, with child-inspiring illustrations, and the accompanying activities book has line-drawings that children can colour in, bringing back memories of that simple childhood joy!’ - Sandy Holland, music educator, pianist and examiner
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