This piano method for beginners by experienced author and teacher Gail Smith makes music interesting and fun while covering the important skills needed to become a great pianist. Appropriate for beginners ages 8 and up, it is inclusive, integrating theory, scales, and exercises step by step with a variety of musical styles. It is practical and educationally sound. Each book develops the gifts and creativity of all students using improvisation techniques, folk songs, original songs, a duet, hymns and much more in one book per level. Gail Smith's signature palindrome exercises build sight-reading skill. --Using this method book makes teaching easier than ever. --There are a variety of songs for the student to play as they progress along. --Scales, chords, and exercises are included throughout each book. --Theory lessons and musical terms are interspersed with lesson material. --Students will enjoy the selections that are designed to maximize their ability. --Each book ends with a final quiz and a certificate of completion.