: 1 Most piano teachers use piano method books as a source to provide direction for beginning piano. There are a number of method books on the market. As the average age for teaching piano starts between 8-9, the majority of method books are written for that age group.
However, in the last 30-40 years, instruction of piano has grown to include pre-kindergarten, 3-6 yrs old, and adults. Consequently, a number of books targeting the 3-6 yrs old has taken shape. Books such as Piano Adventures, Music for little Mozarts and Bastien’s Piano Party, to name a few.
Currently, the books are organized using the same material, but each one presents the information differently. Covering basic information, like keyboard geography and transitioning to the music staff, the overall structure of each method book depends on the pace that the material is presented to the student.