Recommended Resources for Starting Piano Lessons
Adjustable Piano Bench - why get an adjustable bench? Everyone's physique is different! You may need to sit lower or higher depending on how tall your torso is, and an adjustable bench is the best friend of every amateur and professional pianist. This one is by no means the best (there's a lot of options out there!) but it's a good go-to for students who need something basic. Faux leather, storage inside the bench, and ample padding make it a nice starter bench.
Seiko SQ50-V Quartz Metronome - while there are many metronome options that work, this one is small, simple, and requires only a battery. Volume control makes this one very convenient.
Moleskine Classic Notebook, Hard Cover, Pocket (3.5" x 5.5") Ruled/Lined, Black, 192 Pages - nothing is more important in your musical journey than taking good notes and journaling your practice. This hardbound notebook is sturdy, easy to transport, and will last a long time!
The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences: Includes All the Major, Minor (Natural, Harmonic, Melodic) & Chromatic Scales -- Plus Additional Instructions on Music Fundamentals - Bridget's preferred book for learning scales in various forms, arpeggios, chords, and more advanced scale patterns. Comprehensive text with a convenient scale key chart in the front and a fingering "cheat sheet" in the back.
Faber Piano Adventures Primer Level Learning Library Pack - Lesson, Theory, Performance, and Technique & Artistry Books - highly recommended starter books for young students beginning lessons. Well-paced technical and reading approach with fun songs and activities.
Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1: Book with Media Online - a great starting method for the adult beginner, comprehensive in theory, technique, and reading.
Supersonics Piano Method: Quick Start A - another fantastic book for the older school-age or adult piano student. Highly recommended for their fun songs and intuitive, quick-paced approach. Available on their website or via Amazon.com.