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Faber Piano Adventures Curriculum

I use the  Faber Piano Adventures curriculum published by Hal Leonard.  You must obtain the required books listed below before your 1st Lesson.   To browse all Piano Adventures publications by LEVEL (or if you have difficulty viewing any of the Level Wheel PDF files listed below), click here.  

Complete Piano Adventures Catalog

 Page  82 of the Piano Adventures Complete Catalog and Teacher's Desk Reference begins a spreadsheet with all the current Piano Adventures publications, item numbers, and retail costs.  There are a mind-boggling number of products.  Below I list the required books.   Once you're familiar with what's available, we can discuss additional resources you may want to acquire.


If you're not sure which level to purchase because your child either has previous experience or is very bright and on the cusp  of the next age group, call me.  We can discuss which books to buy.

Where to Buy Piano Adventures Books in Hawai‘i

You can purchase books on Oahu at:

                      (call to check if the books you want are in stock)


You can purchase P.A. books online at:


Both Amazon and Piano Adventures offer different bundled packages.  Decide what you want to purchase and check what's available at each vendor.  Don't forget to factor in shipping costs.

Required Books for 1st Lesson

Assignment Notebook - all students

Assignment Notebook - all students

Assignment Notebook - all students

 Every student, no matter what age, needs a dedicated notebook for me to write individualized assignments and practice notes.  A sewn-bound composition notebook is best because the pages won't fall out.  Please:  No spiral-bound books.  Click here for details

Ages 5-6: My First Level A

Assignment Notebook - all students

Assignment Notebook - all students

The My First Level Wheel overview displays the books for this level.  Click on a book picture in the Level Wheel to see full product details. 

To start lessons, you need:

  1. Lesson Book A
  2. Writing Book A

Ages 7-9: Primer

Assignment Notebook - all students

Ages 10-11: Level 1

 The Primer Level Wheel  overview displays the books for this level.  Click on a book picture in the Level Wheel to see full product details. To start lessons, you need:

  1. Lesson Book
  2. Technique & Artistry
  3. Theory
  4. Performance

Ages 10-11: Level 1

Ages 11-17: Accelerated Book 1

Ages 10-11: Level 1

 The Level 1 Level Wheel overview displays the books for this level.  Click on a book picture in the Level Wheel to see full product details. To start lessons, you need:

  1. Lesson Book
  2. Technique & Artistry
  3. Theory
  4. Performance

Ages 11-17: Accelerated Book 1

Ages 11-17: Accelerated Book 1

Ages 11-17: Accelerated Book 1

 The Accelerated Book 1 Level Wheel overview displays the books for this level.  Click on a book picture in the Level Wheel to see full product details. To start lessons, you need:

  1. Lesson Book
  2. Technique & Artistry
  3. Theory
  4. Performance

Adult: Book 1

Ages 11-17: Accelerated Book 1

Ages 11-17: Accelerated Book 1

 The Adult Level Wheel overview displays the books for this level.  To see product details for Adult Book 1 Level, click here.  To start lessons, you need:

  1. All-In-One Course Book 1

Do You Buy a Book With or Without the CD?

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None of the audio supports are required, but...

     ... it's so much fun to "play with the band" rather than a metronome alone.   The audio supports are one of the features that makes Piano Adventures such an excellent teaching tool. 

If the student has access to an iPhone or iPad...

     ... do not purchase the CD.  Download the free Piano Adventures app and purchase the music for your books (approx. $5 per level).

If the student doesn't have an iOS device *and* has a CD Player...

     ... purchase the book with the CD, or the CD separately.  Consult the Complete Catalog for pricing details.

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Visit the Piano Adventures site to download and print a PDF version of this curriculum map.