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

Books | Piano

Publisher: Willis Music
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

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.

ISBN: 9780711954304
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 21 August 2014
No of pages: 46
Language: English
Catalogue No: WMR000187

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

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        Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 16 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

        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!
        Anonymous - (Littlehampton, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom)
        Slow moving but perfect for setting down some good habits. I use for all ages.
        Anonymous - (Solihull, United Kingdom)
        Good for young begineers. My daughter uses this range when teaching.
        Anonymous - (Bridgend, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Littlehampton, United Kingdom)
        It helps the beginner to understand all the basics.
        Anonymous - (High Wycombe, United Kingdom)
        Really easy and understanding to follow.
        Anonymous - (Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
        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!
        Anonymous - (Bedford, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Godalming, United Kingdom)
        Really prompt delivery and excellent book. My kids find this book easy to follow with great tunes that they really enjoy.
        Anonymous - (Southampton, United Kingdom)
        A much enjoyed book. My daughter has already memorised some of the pieces.
        Anonymous - ()
        Very good for Primary school children learning piano. Was delivered very quickly.
        Anonymous - (Northallerton, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Swindon, United Kingdom)
        A great series for the young beginner.
        Anonymous - (Urmston, United Kingdom)
        Excellent book following on from part 1. I use it frequently and find it very successful.
        Anonymous - (Cirencester, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
        This series is excellent for teaching young children in a gradual and entertaining way.
        Anonymous - (Crediton, United Kingdom)
        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
        Anonymous - (Portadown, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - ()
        An ideal series for the young beginner.
        Anonymous - (Nantwich, United Kingdom)
        Perfect - Exactly the book required by our piano teacher.
        Anonymous - (Plymouth, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (High Wycombe, United Kingdom)
        I teach piano to primary school children and find this book very helpful.
        Anonymous - (Northallerton, United Kingdom)