Here is a list of essential books about piano pedagogy. I was fortunate to study some of these books in my piano pedagogy classes during my undergraduate and graduate studies. My interest in piano pedagogy has led me to other books on this list. I will be writing reviews on some of these books in the form of blog posts. Please contact me if you have written a review on any of these books and would like to share it as a guest blog post.
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What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body by Thomas Carson Mark, Roberta Gary, and Thom Miles.
The Well-Tempered Keyboard Teacher by Marienne Uszler, Stewart Gordon, and Elyse Mach.
The Independent Piano Teacher’s Studio Handbook: Everything You Need to Know for a Successful Teaching Studio by Beth Gigante Klingenstein.
Questions and Answers: Practical Advice for Piano Teachers by Frances Clark.
A Piano Teacher’s Legacy by Richard Chronister and Edward Darling.
The Success Factor: Making Practice Perfect by Elvina Truman Pearce.
Practical Piano Pedagogy by Martha Baker-Jordan.
Fourth Finger on B-Flat by Joanne Haroutounian.
How to Teach Suzuki Piano by Shinichi Suzuki.
Studying Suzuki Piano – More Than Music: A Handbook for Teachers, Parents, and Students by Carole Bigler and Valery Lloyd-Watts.
Focus on Suzuki Piano: Creative and Effective Ideas for Teachers and Parents by Mary Craig Powell.
The Art of Piano Fingering: Traditional, Advanced, and Innovative by Rami Bar-Niv.
Piano Technique Demystified: Insights into Problem Solving by Neil Stannard.
Mastering Piano Technique: A Guide for Students, Teachers and Performers by Seymour Fink.
With Your Own Two Hands: Self-Discovery Through Music by Seymour Bernstein
Creative Piano Teaching by James Lyke, Geoffrey Haydon, and Catherine Rollin.
Professional Piano Teaching, Vol 1: A Comprehensive Piano Pedagogy Textbook by Jeanine Jacobson, E. L. Lancaster, and Albert Mendoza.
Professional Piano Teaching, Vol 2: A Comprehensive Piano Pedagogy Textbook by Jeanine Jacobson.
Playful Preschool Piano Teaching: How to teach piano to 3-5 year olds with listening, learning and laughter by Nicola Cantan.
How to Teach Piano Successfully by James Bastien.
The Art of Teaching Piano by Denes Agay.
Teaching Piano in Groups by Christopher Fisher.
Thinking as You Play: Teaching Piano in Individual and Group Lessons by Sylvia Coats.
That’s a Good Question: How to Teach by Asking Questions by Marienne Uszler.
Etudes for Piano Teachers by Stewart Gordon.
The Young Pianist: An Approach for Teachers and Students by Joan Last.
Teaching Piano: A Comprehensive Guide and Reference Book for the Instructor by Denes Agay.
The Private Music Instruction Manual: A Guide for the Independent Music Educator by Rebecca Osborn.
The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible: Becoming a Virtuoso Educator by Eric Booth.
Teaching Piano: The Synthesis of Mind, Ear and Body by Max Camp.