Learn the Piano Series

A complete piano program for beginning to intermediate players. It has been carefully crafted over many years by Mary James, a lifetime piano veteran, with a goal of teaching piano in a simple way that also promotes proper playing habits.

Learn the Piano in Five Easy Steps


Learn the Piano in Five Easy Steps

Book 1 of the series is a self-guided, beginning piano course with an easy method that promotes good playing skills.

Use our online video tutorials to help you learn at your own pace, with or without a piano teacher. Our 5-note scale method, coupled with proper finger techniques, will help you learn quickly while keeping your eyes on the music.

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Song List:

  • The First Song
  • The Second Song
  • Sur le Pont d'Avignon
  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
  • Mi Amigo
  • Etude
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Mary's Lamb
  • Jingle Bells
  • Sonatina
  • Ode to Joy (Advanced)
  • Ode to Joy (Transpositions)
  • Joy Ride
  • Shopping Spree
  • El Mercado
  • Morning Song (Grieg)
  • Minuet (Bach)
  • Chiapanecas
  • Going Home (Dvorak)
  • Feelin' Good
  • Andante (Haydn)

Learn the Piano: More Piano Practice


Learn the Piano: More Piano Practice

Book 2 of the series promotes continued advancement, building upon the skills learned in Book 1.

This book features arrangements of many well-known songs that are both fun to learn and exciting to play. Use our online audio examples to listen to each song before you learn it.

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Song List:

  • Amazing Grace
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Bells
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel)
  • Chop Sticks
  • Danny Boy
  • Etude (Chopin)
  • Etude in D Minor
  • Für Elise (Beethoven)
  • Faith of Our Fathers
  • Flow Gently Sweet Afton
  • For the Beauty of the Earth
  • Greensleeves
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • Home on the Range
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
  • Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
  • Lullaby (Brahms)
  • Mexican Hat Dance
  • Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
  • Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
  • O Sole Mio
  • Oh! Susanna
  • Old Virginny
  • Russian Folk Song
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Sonatina
  • Symphony Number Five (Beethoven)
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Entertainer (Joplin)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
  • When the Saints Go Marching In

Learn the Piano: Classical Favorites


Learn the Piano: Classical Favorites

Book 3 of the series contains many familiar classical pieces arranged for easier piano playing.

From Mozart to Beethoven, this book features some of the best classical songs from the most well-known composers. Use our online audio examples to listen to each song before you learn it.

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ISBN: 9780996626729

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Song List:

  • Album (Schumann)
  • Alleluia (Mozart)
  • Avalanche (Heller)
  • Carol of the Bells (Leontovych)
  • Chanson Fredonnee (Schumann)
  • Fantaisie-Impromptu (Chopin)
  • God Save the King (Beethoven)
  • Innocense (Burgmüller)
  • Kinderscenen (Schumann)
  • Le Cavalier Sauvage (Schumann)
  • Le Courant Limpide (Burgmüller)
  • Marche Militaire (Schubert)
  • Morning (Grieg)
  • Morning Prayer (Tchaikovsky)
  • Musette (Bach)
  • Nocturne (Chopin)
  • Norwegian Concerto (Grieg)
  • Pathétique (Tchaikovsky)
  • Peacherine Rag (Joplin)
  • Pilgrims Chorus (Wagner)
  • Prelude, Funeral March (Chopin)
  • Prelude, Opus 28 (Chopin)
  • Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar)
  • Progrès (Burgmüller)
  • Rondo Alla Turca (Mozart)
  • Serenade (Schubert)
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
  • Sonata (Mozart)
  • Sonata in C Major (Mozart)
  • Sonata Pathétique (Beethoven)
  • Sonate (Beethoven)
  • Sonatina (Clementi)
  • The Swan (Saint Saens Camille)
  • Toreador (Bizet)
  • Traumerei (Schumann)
  • Waltz (Brahms)
  • Waltz (Simplified Waltz in G Major)

The Hymns: Transitional Arrangements


Learn the Piano: More Piano Practice

Book 4 of the series contains simplified hymns that are true to their original sound and enhance good playing.

Learn traditional Mormon/LDS (Latter-day Saint) hymns to build upon your piano skills. Mastering the songs in this book will allow you to smoothly transition into the standard LDS hymnal. Use our online audio examples to listen to each song before you learn it.

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Song List:

  • A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Called to Serve
  • Children of Our Heavenly Father
  • Choose the Right
  • Come, Follow Me
  • Come, Come, Ye Saints,
  • Come, Ye Children of the Lord
  • Count Your Blessings
  • Did You Think to Pray?
  • Do What Is Right
  • Father in Heaven, We Do Believe
  • God Be with You Till We Meet Again
  • God, Our Father, Hear Us Pray
  • Hark, All Ye Nations!
  • High on the Mountain Top
  • Hope of Israel
  • How Firm a Foundation
  • How Gentle God's Commands
  • How Great the Wisdom and the Love
  • I Am a Child of God
  • I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  • I Need Thee Every Hour
  • I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go
  • In Humility, Our Savior
  • In Our Lovely Deseret
  • Israel, Israel, God Is Calling
  • Jesus, Once of Humble Birth
  • Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
  • Joseph Smith's First Prayer
  • Let Us All Press On
  • Lord, We Ask Thee Ere We Part
  • Love At Home
  • Master, the Tempest Is Raging
  • New Let Us Rejoice
  • O Ye Mountains High
  • Onward, Christian Soldiers
  • Praise to the Man
  • Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel
  • Redeemer of Israel
  • Secret Prayer
  • Sing We Now at Parting
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Teach Me to Walk in the Light
  • The Spirit of God
  • There Is a Green Hill Far Away
  • There is Sunshine in My Soul Today
  • We Are All Enlisted
  • We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet
  • We'll Sing All Hail to Jesus' Name
  • While of These Emblems We Partake
  • You Can Make the Pathway Bright

Intermediate Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist


Intermediate Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist

Book 5 of the series contains 34 simplified exercises for the piano based on Hanon's The Virtuoso Pianist.

These exercises strengthen the fingers and enhance flexibility of the wrists, as do Hanon’s original exercises. But unlike the originals, these exercises are less comprehensive with fewer octaves and are focused on basic major and minor keys which are more relevant to the intermediate student.

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ISBN: 9780996626743

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Legacy Books


Toca Bien

Toca Bien, Toca Bien 2, and other legacy titles we have published were the foundation for the updated Learn the Piano series.

These books are published in both English and Spanish editions, and are available by special order only. If you are familiar with these legacy books or you need Spanish editions, these books may be the best option for you.

Please contact us for inquiries about our legacy books.