Learning the piano can be both fun and easy. Professional pianist Evan A. Copp takes readers through the basics - from posture and proper hand placement, to reading musical notation, to playing simple songs. He then explains scales and music theory as well as techniques for playing by ear and with a group of musicians. "The Everything[registered] Piano Book with CD" features: easy-to-follow instructions for beginners; tips on finding the right teacher; and, exercises to help build up skill level. The CD provides audio examples, so readers can hear how each practice piece should sound. Filled with clear, step-by-step instructions, finger position diagrams, music examples, and tons of professional tips, this guide will have readers playing their favorite songs in no time.
Evan A. Copp (Branchburg, NJ) is a pianist and licensed music teacher. He has taught music in New York City public schools in addition to providing private piano lessons. Mr. Copp served as adjunct lecturer for the Music Technology Program at Queensborough Community College, C.U.N.Y.