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Included below are the different method books used by San Antonio Music Academy piano instructors.
Faber Lesson Book – Primer Level
Faber Lesson Book – Level 1
Faber Lesson Book – Level 2a
Faber Lesson Book – Level 2B
Faber Lesson Book – Level 3A
Faber Lesson Book – Level 3B
Faber Lesson Book – Level 4
Faber Lesson Book – Level 5
Alfred Lesson Book – Level 1A
Alfred Lesson Book – Level 1B
Alfred Lesson Book – Level 2
Alfred Lesson Book – Level 3
Alfred Lesson Book – Level 4
Alfred Lesson Book – Level 5
Alfred Adult Course – Level 1
Alfred Adult Course – Level 2
Top Keyboard Recommendations
The Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano is a great keyboard for its price range. Our piano instructors always stress the importance of getting a keyboard with weighted keys, something that most keyboards in this price range do not offer. This keyboard offers semi-weighted keys and has as many keys as an upright piano – 88 keys. It comes with built-in speakers, a power cable, and a sheet music stand.
The Alesis Recital keyboard is a full-size keyboard with 88-keys, just like a standard piano. The keys are semi-weighted to help with finger technique. It comes with a power supply but also has the option to be operated on battery power for ultimate mobility. It comes with built-in 20-watt speakers, a built-in metronome, and a sheet music stand.
The Yamaha P71 Keyboard is a full-size 88-key keyboard that comes with GHS weighted action keys to give you a feel, modeling a real piano. It contains a Dual Mode which allows you to combine two different keyboards voice together. This keyboard has a slim profile and even comes with a sustain pedal, a feature that doesn’t come standard.
Top Keyboard Accessory Recommendations
This Yamaha PKBB1 keyboard bench is a soft-padded bench, perfect for long practice sessions, and comes with 3 height adjustments. Be sure to speak with your instructor for guidance on choosing the perfect bench height.
The M-Audio SP-2 sustain pedal is the same one we have for our keyboards at SAMA. It’s the quality standard for keyboard sustain pedals. It connects to a keyboard via a 1/4″ jack. This pedal is compatible with all the keyboards we recommend on this page.