A Piano Course for Beginners of All Ages
Alfred's Basic Piano Library is a method for beginners of all ages and offers teachers four different and complete beginning piano courses that use the same interval-based approach and theory sequence, but move at different paces. Not only is the pacing different, the illustrations, covers, and course names are all different.
- For young beginners - Alfred’s Basic Prep Course, Levels A, B, C, D, E, F
- For beginners - Alfred’s Basic Piano Course, Levels 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
- For beginners - Alfred’s Basic All-In-One Course, Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- For later beginners - Alfred’s Basic Complete Course, Level 1, Level 2/3
Because the courses are all paced differently, the teacher is able to design a personalized curriculum for each student. No longer does one method have to fit the learning rate of every beginner. This is especially helpful when there are two students within one family.
A truly unique feature is that, at the teacher's discretion, students may switch from one Alfred’s Basic Piano Library courses to another, matching the student’s rate of progress with the appropriate course, depending on whether the student needs to move faster or slower through the course.
Each course ultimately leads to Alfred’s Basic Piano Course. After the completion of that course, the student is ready to begin playing standard piano repertoire.