Let's get you pointed in the right direction.
Click on some of the instruction books and music resources.
You'll be able to tie your shoes in no time.
Jonathan's Online Intro Course for College Students
Jonathan's online course Intro to Piano for the Liberal Arts Student is a breath of fresh air in the world of introductory piano lessons. If you are a Holy Cross music major, non-major, or prospective major , this beginner online course material accompanies my individual instruction coursework (MUSC 105, 106, & 107). It is required course material for Worcester State students enrolled in Class Piano (MU-104).
Intro to Piano is recommended for multi-disciplined liberal arts students who wish to learn beginner classical piano skills and bring the joy of piano into their lives. Print the material or read on your mobile device. It's all about the journey, the joy of self-discovery, and taking the first steps towards an incredibly fulfilling, lifetime artistic pursuit. This online resource provides not only a basic lesson plan, but the versatility to practice at a piano / keyboard with a tablet, smartphone, or laptop. YouTube and lesson videos help keep the material engaging. Each lesson is a guidepost. Take everything at your own pace. Tray tables up, and enjoy the flight :)
Faber & Faber for the Adult Beginner
Faber & Faber for Children (Ages 5 - 18)
Michael Aaron Piano Course Series for All Ages
The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP / "Petrucci Music Library" has thousands upon thousands of public domain scores and recordings. This free library is geared for the classical musician as copyright issues are less of an issue with old scores published beyond the reach of today's copyright law. Just be on the lookout for some inaccuracies. For the most part, it's a tremendous resource.
Paper or PDF?
Athough technology seems to be marching over paper these days, it's worth building a real library of books. I store PDFs on hard drives like most musicians, but we've all heard horror stories or experienced technology failing at the last minute. Print and / or invest in some hard copies.
Particularly for classical pianists, choose a publisher that fits you. Dover, International Music Company, Alfred, and Henle (depicted to the left), are just some of the good publishers out there. Some people like plenty of annotations to guide them along the way with respect to baroque ornamentation, for example, while some are purists. For example, it may be nice to see Mozart's turns and trills spelled out in light grey above the printed score, especially for newbies, but that might be bothersome to the Intermediate or Advanced pianist.