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This is a small selection of the educational books we stock at Chimes Music! While these volumes are geared towards music development and learning, we also carry a wide range of theoretical and musicological texts as well.

Browse our full range here!

My First Orchestra Book is an original, colourful and lively approach to learning about music. Every instrument of the orchestra is featured, with clear audio examples on an accompanying CD with! It also includes 60 beautifully illustrated pages that children will love.

My First Piano Book is a wonderful tool for introducing young children to the piano!  It integrates audio recordings of professional performances with the early steps of playing the instrument. Each page is a treat for children to explore, as its animal characters show what they know!

Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra! The orchestra can make many different sounds; it can be quiet and gentle, loud and piercing, funny, powerful, beautiful and frightening. Which instrument belongs in which section of the orchestra? Does a violin really have a belly? You’ll even know your heckelphone from your sackbut and your tom-tom from your tam-tam!

Raising an Amazing Musician is a valuable guide for any parent or carer wanting to learn more about bringing music into the life of their child. There is helpful advice on encouraging your player, choosing the right instrument, getting the most out of music lessons, practice, public performance and music exams.

Improve Your Teaching is an excellent, stimulating handbook for all instrumental and singing teachers, with detailed advice and practical strategies. Teachers can learn about a range of creative and accessible solutions to the challenges faced in music education. Topics covered include: lesson preparation, aural and memory work, effective practice, improvisation and composition, sight-reading and group teaching.

Teaching Beginners is an essential handbook for all instrumental and singing teachers. It is an in-depth look at teaching beginners and outlines advice and strategies around approaching the first lesson, practicing, notation, progressive stages, inheriting pupils and improvisation and composition for beginners.

The Virtuoso Teacher explores the fundamental issues of being a teacher and the teaching process. It addresses many topics, from self-awareness and the importance of emotional intelligence to getting the best out your pupils. This is an inspiring book for all music teachers, designed to transform teaching!

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