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 CD 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 CD as much as possible. The CD 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.