Essential Piano Technique Primer A: Hop, skip and jump

Penelope Roskell / Aaron Burrows / Eilidh Muldoon / Carl Heap


Penelope Roskell, author of the award-winning book The Complete Pianist, is recognized as one of the world’s leading exponents of a natural and healthy piano technique. Her series Essential Piano Technique draws on the principles of The Complete Pianist to develop a strong foundation of healthy technique, helping young pianists to progress rapidly and confidently through the early stages of piano playing.

  • Can be used by beginner pianists alongside existing tutor books to enhance the teaching of good technique
  • Includes detailed notes for teachers, giving learning objectives and teaching tips
  • Links to free videos show technique in practice
  • Fun activities, illustrations and imaginative original music throughout
  • Teacher accompaniment duets provide a rich musical experience

Penelope Roskell is a Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. She is a world-leader in the field of healthy piano playing, and Piano Adviser to the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine. Her award-winning book, The Complete Pianist, is the leading book on healthy piano technique. As a soloist she has performed in major concert halls in more than thirty countries.

Primer A: from the first lesson to legato and staccato
Primer B: from dynamics to scales and broken chords
Level 1: from hands-together to Grade 1

"Ms Roskell’s book demonstrates that she has a profound understanding of the obstacles - technical, musical, physiological or psychological - encountered by pianists of any age, and an ability to express that understanding in logical terms. I wish I had had access to her book when I was younger."
Peter Donohoe CBE, writing about Penelope Roskell'sThe Complete Pianist

"In terms of its quantity and quality, its detail and depth, I know of no comparable resource."
Andrew Eales,, writing about Penelope Roskell'sThe Complete Pianist

Additional Information

Item Number: EP73661
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 48
Publication Date: 24/04/2023
Barcode: 9790577023441
ISMN: 9790577023441
Format: 232 x 303 mm
Instrumentation: Piano
Language: English

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