Hot Keys Piano Tutor Book 1 is a colourful and contemporary new piano tutor that combines good technique with fun and imagination.
Improvisation and creativity are encouraged from the start, with duets throughout the book to introduce ensemble playing. Although aimed at students from seven years upwards, the up-beat pieces and approach make it just as suitable for the older beginner.
Teacher and pupil parts are both available on the CD and MP3 backing tracks, which also include a rhythm section.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).