Book Reviews

“An encyclopaedic masterpiece of pianistic wisdom.  I highly recommend The Complete Pianist for every undergraduate and graduate piano major, dedicated piano teacher and any other pianist with a keen desire to improve.”

The Piano Magazine, USA


“This is an extraordinary, universal book which covers virtually everything to do with healthy piano playing, technique and development in less than 600 pages.”

Piano Journal


“The Complete Pianist will become a standard text for years to come.”

Music Teacher

The Complete Pianist:
from healthy technique to natural artistry

Winner of the Presto Music Best New Publication Award 2020, The Complete Pianist covers all aspects of piano technique including posture, finger touch and tone production, chords, octaves, rotation, lateral movements. Also included are sections on mental preparation, effective practice, sight reading, memorizing; phrasing, rhythm, articulation, sound, pedalling, injury prevention and performance anxiety.

The book is suitable for pianists of all levels, from beginner-intermediate to professional performers and teachers. The book is currently available as a print version with online videos demonstrating the techniques discussed.

Containing more than 500 pages of text, 300 videos performed by Penelope herself, and 250 newly-devised exercises, this is the most comprehensive book ever written on piano playing.

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