Basic Piano Adventures

The Level 5 Student

The core Level 5 Books are a bridge to the great piano literature. Musicianship broadens with the circle of 5ths, flat keys, three minor scale forms, and 2-octave arpeggios. Composers Haydn, Burgmüller, and Saint-Saëns contrast with folk, blues, and a “bearcat boogie.” For technique, students may use the Hanon Faber Book. Transformative warm-ups pair with select exercises for gesture, dexterity, and virtuosity.

See Top Things to Know and Level 5 Q&As.

For songs students know and love, see BigTime Books below.

Teacher Support Materials