Essential Piano Technique - eBook Bundle

Winner of Education Publication of the Year at the Presto Music Awards 2023

Penelope Roskell, author of the award-winning book The Complete Pianist, is recognised 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 50+ videos show technique in practice
  • Fun activities, illustrations and imaginative original music throughout
  • Teacher accompaniment duets provide a rich musical experience

How it works

This eBook bundle comprises the following publications:

  • 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

The publications are available in both ePub and Kindle fixed layout formats. This enables viewing on a range of devices and apps, including iBooks on Apple devices, Google Books on Android devices and a range of free apps on Windows e.g Thorium.

About the author

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.

"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's The 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's The Complete Pianist

“Any child that heeds Roskell’s advice will develop a solid technical foundation. In sum, this is a fantastic set of beginner technique books”

Michael McMillan, Pianist Magazine, September 2023

Publications included in this bundle:

Essential Piano Technique - Level 1 (Fixed layout)

Essential Piano Technique - Primer A (Fixed layout)

Essential Piano Technique - Primer B (Fixed layout)