John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: Part 2 - Revised Edition

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano (PF)
Skill Level: Easy - Explain this
Series: John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course
Catalogue #: WMR000187
ISBN: 9780711954304


John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: Part 2 - Revised Edition is an easy and fun approach to learning the piano.

With a modern look, a clear and straight-forward layout plus amusing new characters who help emphasise the information being taught, this is the essential follow up to John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: Part 1.

As new notes are introduced, the pupil is given the opportunity to play examples in which only one hand is required.


  • Characters and illustrations
  • Writing exercises
  • Sight reading drills
  • Review work
  • Accompaniments and more.

John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: Part 2 - Revised Edition reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
10 out of 10


Belfast GB Retired Nana, of six.
Being able to play along with the pupil.
Simple language and pace of introducing new information.
Was taught on this book in 1961. Fond memories, now teaching grandchildren from the same book
Nothing bad. Just good memories
Confirmed purchase: 09 February 2017
Published on: 23 February 2017
9 out of 10


Stroud. Gloucestershire GB Private Piano Teacher
Book 2 moves effortlessly on from the excellent Book 1 with further teacher duet parts to enhance the pupil's technique. A set of three full scale duets at the end of the book offer a variety to show off the pupil's progress.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 02 February 2017
Published on: 16 February 2017
8 out of 10


Melrose GB
Notation etc is in English (not American)
Slightly too many scary cartoon characters
Confirmed purchase: 26 September 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016

Musicroom Reviews

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Customer Rating Much better than Number 1. This proceeds at quite a good pace and by the end of the book, my daughter is beginning to sound quite accomplished. It has been reasonably easy for me to help her using this book and so I give it a big thumbs up for its easy explanations.
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Customer Rating I really like the John Thompson Easiest Piano course for its child-friendly but no-nonsense approach to reading and theory and the tunes are all pleasant. However, I find some pupils hit a "brick wall" midway through this book. After going through book 1 adding one new note every few pages (keeping both thumbs on middle C) suddenly there is a change of right hand postition adding three new notes at once and a couple pages later the same with the left hand. I find I have to use lots of additional material to build confidence with all the new notes. Alternatively I use Chesters Easiest piano course book 2 instead (the tunes aren't as nice but the progess is more natural) and return to John Thomas for book 3 or 4.
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Customer Rating My son started learning on this course and I was very impressed with it. There were pictures on every page helping him find his way around the keyboard, and lots of fun drawings so it was easy to understand.

And the teacher's (or parent's) accompaniment made even the dullest two note tunes sound more musical. We got a lot of enjoyment playing together - which was very motivating, especially at such an early stage in his learning.

I've just bought this again for my father to learn from as, in spite of it being obviously targeted at children, I thought the approach was so good.

Customer Rating This is a classic second book for youngsters starting to learn the piano. It continues from book one with slightly more complex music. I recommend it for any young beginner learning piano or keyboard to supplement the work they will do in their lessons.
See more reviews by Wednesfield School of Music - (WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating I find the John Thompson Piano Course ideal for teaching young beginners. The progress is quite steady, but it gives the students time to master each new concept and technique. The pieces are pleasant to listen to and the students generally enjoy playing them.
See more reviews by Phil - (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Good for young begineers. My daughter uses this range when teaching.
See more reviews by Andy T - (Bridgend, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating A much enjoyed book. My daughter has already memorised some of the pieces.
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Customer Rating Slow moving but perfect for setting down some good habits.
I use for all ages.
See more reviews by - (Solihull, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Book 2 provides a good pace of development for the beginner and my pupils have found it helpful in moving on from work started in Book One

Customer Rating Really easy and understanding to follow.

Customer Rating It helps the beginner to understand all the basics.
See more reviews by Luca - (High Wycombe, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating I haven't used this book before, but BK 1 with CD was enjoyed so much my 6 and 7 year old pupils I decided to continue with this series. So far pupils love it as much as Bk 1!

Customer Rating This piano tutor book follows on from Book 1 which I have found the best series for younger children. It is nice and easy for them to read in large print, with clear explanations. At this stage the pupil learns to co-ordinate the hands, enjoy familiar tunes and to achieve a sense of rhythm. I can thoroughly recommend it!
See more reviews by jane - (Littlehampton, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Lovely tutor book for beginners aged 5-8 years. Nice large print, amusing illustrations, good explanation throughout and theory exercises alongside notational teaching. Accompaniments for the teacher to play with the pupil are a real encouragement for them. I would highly recommend this series.
See more reviews by - (Littlehampton, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Perfect - Exactly the book required by our piano teacher.
See more reviews by Charlie - (Plymouth, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating My granddaughter is learning to play the piano. The John Thompson Easiest Piano Course books are the ones she uses. Granddaughter comes to me for piano practice. I am happy with the Piano Course books and she is understanding them.

Customer Rating A great series for the young beginner.
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Customer Rating An ideal series for the young beginner.
See more reviews by musicann - (Nantwich, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Very good for Primary school children learning piano. Was delivered very quickly.

Customer Rating I teach piano to primary school children and find this book very helpful.

Customer Rating Really prompt delivery and excellent book. My kids find this book easy to follow with great tunes that they really enjoy.
See more reviews by Kate - (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Excellent book following on from part 1. I use it frequently and find it very successful.
See more reviews by Demonspeeder - (Cirencester, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating This series is excellent for teaching young children in a gradual and entertaining way.
See more reviews by RonaldK - (Crediton, United Kingdom)

More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 21/08/2014
Format: Instrumental Tutor
Length: 46 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Willis Music
Author: John Thompson

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