Essential Piano Teaching Resources 2022-23

Supporting Educators • Promoting Learning

It can be overwhelming keeping track of all the latest and best resources for piano teaching. As we enter another academic year, I am therefore sharing this list of some of the most essential educational resources and piano music publications of the last couple of years or so.

To read my in-depth evaluations of each publication shared below, and to get a better understanding of whether it will suit your and your students’ particular needs, simply click on the titles to open the full reviews. Better still, right-click to open in a new tab.

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Before we go further…

I am delighted to be associated with the following publications, all of which have proven invaluable in my teaching studio; please consider using them in yours:

For Teachers • Essential Reading

With everything from business advice right through to teaching technique, here’s some reading to support your career:

FREE Curriculum advice and a huge array of lesson activities for all levels can be found here: A COMMON APPROACH 2022

The Pianodao website includes a growing series of articles written to support piano teachers which you can explore here:

Developing Skills and Understanding

A range of books for helping students learn scales, develop their playing technique, sight reading ability and music theory knowledge:

Exam Materials

What have the exam boards been up to?
Quite a lot, it seems! Here’s all the latest syllabus reviews:

Spotlight on Adult Learners

Here’s some of the top resources that I have found hugely popular with the many adult learners I work with:

Expanding the Repertoire

There have been many wonderful repertoire publications of late, all of which can be explored by playing level, following the links below.

First, here are a few collections and series which are particularly notable for revitalising the repertoire and brilliantly filling their respective niches:

Browse the full Pianodao Music Library by selecting from these levels:

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Wishing you every success with your teaching this year!

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Andrew Eales

Andrew Eales is a widely respected piano educator, writer and composer based on Milton Keynes UK. His book HOW TO PRACTISE MUSIC is published by Hal Leonard.