Recommended

Here are the method books, equipment, accessories, and courses I use and recommend.

Adult Piano Method Book

Adult Beginner Piano

Adult Beginner Piano Course

Kids Piano Method Books

Kids Ages 4-7 Piano Primer BOOK A

Kids Ages 4-7 Piano Primer BOOK B

Kids Ages 4-7 Theory & Technic BOOK A

Buy this AND the Piano Primer Book A. They go together.

Kids Ages 4-7 Theory & Technic BOOK B

Buy this AND the Piano Primer Book B. They go together.

Acoustic Guitar Method Books

Kids 5-10 Guitar Method Book 1 & 2 Combined + Workbook

Kids 9-16 Guitar Method Book 1 + Kids’ Songbook

Kids 9-16 Guitar Method Book 2

Adult/Older Youth Guitar Method – BOOK 1

Bass Guitar Method Books

Kids’ Bass Guitar Method

For kids 16 or so and under, or for folks for whom the amount of information on each page in the adult-learner book would seem/feel overwhelming. No shame in using a kid's book. Whatever gets you going and KEEPS you going.

Adult/Older Youth Bass Guitar Method

Recommended for adults and for older youth with good reading comprehension and/or a very high level of motivation to learn bass.

Guitar Equipment and Accessories

Guitar, Bass (& other) Clip-on Tuner

Rugged. Easy to read. Won’t scratch your instrument. 1-year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Metronome

I. Love. This. Metronome.
Loud (so helpful), adjustable volume (for when loud is too much), easy to understand and read adjustments & speed dial (tempo :-). Even helps you learn the Italian-language tempo markings in music. A bit pricey, but so well worth the cost. Mine has lasted for 20 years and it’s still, well, ticking. (Sorry, too punny.)

Beginner Amp.

All the amplification a beginner needs for bass learning guitar. Note: you will also need a “patch cable” to use an amp.

Fun Guitar Strap!

This will get you started looking. Have fun!

Basic Guitar Strap

This will get you started looking. There are straps for every personality and anatomical need.

Patch Cable for Bass-to-Amp

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