Piano Town is the perfect place to learn to play the piano! 

Piano Town - A great musical journey



Leading-Edge Pedagogy

A Mulit-Key method with a Middle C start and a special focus on intervals, Piano Town combines the best of pedagogy with innovative new ideas. Teachers will love the success of its interactive discovery learning approach!


Unique New Teaching Aids

Call-outs provide definitions when and where they are needed – right in the music. Tools for teachers to review older concepts and preparing sucessful sight-reading, practice, and performance.


Natural, Effortless Technic

The music focuses on melodies that promote a natural, effortless legato. Systematic development that builds student's confidence, capability, satisfaction and success.


Balanced. Beautifully Illustrated

All the concepts tie together with art and lyrics. The books are correlated by concepts, themes and storylines. It simply works!


Piano Town Primer Level
MP100 Primer Lessons ► Sample | TG
MP110 Primer Theory ► 1  |  2
MP120 Primer Technic 
MP130 Primer Performance

Level 1

Piano Town Level 1
MP101 Level 1 Lessons ► Sample
MP111 Level 1 Theory ► 1  |  2 |  3
MP121 Level 1 Technic ► Sample
MP131 Level 1 Performance 

Level 2

Piano Town Level 2
MP102 Level 2 Lessons ► Sample
MP112 Level 2 Theory ► 1  |  2  |  3
MP122 Level 2 Technic ► Sample
MP132 Level 2 Performance

Level 3

Piano Town Level 3
MP103 Level 3 Lessons ► Sample
MP113 Level 3 Theory ► 1   |   2
MP123 Level 3 Technic ► 1   |  2
MP133 Level 3 Performance

Level 4

Piano Town Level 4
MP104 Level 4 Lessons ► Sample
MP114 Level 4 Theory ► 1  |  2  |   3
MP124 Level 4 Technic ► 1  |  2
MP134 Level 4 Performance


• The core book, steady pacing
• Introduces one element at a time
• Includes, major, minor & chromatic scales
• Pedal technique
• Contemporary feel
• Wide variety of musical styles


• Supports all concepts in Lessons
• Note naming, chords, major & minor keys, rhythm, intervals, and more
• Transposition
• Terms
• Includes music dictionary 


• Reinforces all concepts in Lessons
• Each exercise targets a specific technic
• Features a blend of technical exercises, etudes, and inspiring short pieces that sustain student interest 


• Correlated with Lessons
• Variety of classical, folk, original music
• Difficulty levels correlate with Lessons
• Brief composer biographies included
• Perfect for recitals & festivals

Piano Town Christmas & Supplementary

Teachers have been asking, and we've been listening! The Piano Town Christmas Books are here for the Holidays! From all-time favorites like Joy to the World and Silent Night, to the ever-popular Carol of the Bells, to classics like The Hallelujah Chorus and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Piano Town has never sounded so festive!

Sample pages:
MP140 ► TOC  |  Sample 1 
MP141  ► TOC  |  Sample 1 
MP142 ► TOC  |  Sample 1

MP143 ► TOC  |  Sample 1
MP144 ► TOC  |  Sample 1
MP161  ► Sample 1
MP165 ► Sample 1

Piano Town Correlation Chart

Piano Town Chart

The correlation chart below helps connect these powerful and time-tested publications. Your studio’s curriculum will be complete with Piano Town and the Keith Snell Repertoire Series. At this point, your students are ready for Grade 3 level. They will have no issues handling any challenges and graded exams.

The curriculum guarantees success for teachers with organized, easy-to-use repertoire for teaching the classics. Elementary pianists can begin playing from the Preparatory Level after completing a primer level of any piano method.

• Clear, bold music engraving for easy reading
• Expression marks that are practical
• Sensible and comfortable fingerings
• All music in original form (no arrangements) 

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Keith Snell

Keith Snell began teaching piano when he was fifteen years old, under the guidance of his piano teacher mother, Carol Snell. Since that time, he has maintained an independent piano studio because of his passion for teaching. His students range from advanced high school students who will be music majors, to typical young beginners who will have a lifetime of music enjoyment.

Co-author of Piano Town, and the highly acclaimed Fundamentals of Piano Theory, Keith is also well-known to piano teachers as editor of the Piano Repertoire series, the Master Composer Library, and producer of the CDs for each series. He has shared his insights about piano teaching in workshops and master classes throughout the United States and abroad.

A successful performing career began for Keith after he won the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, which provided his London debut in 1984. He subsequently signed with Columbia Artist Management and recorded for Virgin Records.

Keith received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where studied piano with John Perry.

Diane Hidy

Diane Hidy made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1991, following her studies with John Perry and Leon Fleisher. Diane was the first woman Fellow of the American Pianist Association and won the national MTNA Collegiate Artist Award. Diane attended the Juilliard School of Music and holds music degrees from the University of Southern California and the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

She has more than 40 recordings of standard piano teaching repertoire available on the Neil A. Kjos label, including recordings of all six volumes of the Bastien Piano Literature. With Keith Snell, Diane co-wrote Piano Town, a comprehensive method for beginning piano students. Diane lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children. Her private students range in age from 5 years to 82 and she loves teaching them all. She particularly enjoys giving lectures and presentations to piano teachers.

Connecting with the authors
► PianoTown Facebook
► Keith Snell website
► Diane Hidy website

► Keith Snell's YouTube channel
► Diane Hidy Facebook Teaching Tips 

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