To teach piano basics, the Bastiens have created a new, rich course designed specifically for adult beginners. Bastien Piano for Adults is a welcome addition to the best-selling collection of Bastien methods and supplementary materials. Lessons, theory, technic, and sight reading are combined in one easy-to-use book. The series is gradually paced to ensure student confidence and success. The variety of music, custom selected for adults, includes famous classic themes, folk songs, spirituals, ragtime, blues, boogie, jazz, and Bastien originals that teach the basics in a straightforward, yet innovative manner. Accompaniments CDs for Bastien Piano for Adults, Books 1 & 2 were created to musically enhance student practice, thus making piano study more enjoyable. In addition to adding excitement, variety, and motivation for the student, the CDs help improve understanding of phrasing, balance, rhythm, and pulse, Even beginning students can play along with a jazz band, a symphony, or a rock group, The CDs add a whole new, joyous dimension to learning piano and making music.