This beginning piano course introduces children or adult students to basic music notation and helps them build a solid foundation of piano skills. Theory and instruction appears alongside music examples in an integrated approach to learning. The play-along audio will help the student to develop a more musical approach and become more secure in both dynamics and rhythm. It is highly encouraged to use the play-along audio as much as possible. The audio contains model renditions of most of the pieces in the book as well as play-along accompaniments to make practicing more fun. After successful completion of this book the student will be well prepared for further piano studies in various styles of music. Includes access to online audio.