FAQs & Terms
What is Piano Pronto?
Piano Pronto is a series of graded lesson books which spans from beginning to early advanced levels. Piano Pronto piano lesson books are designed to get students playing real songs from day one! Students learn to read music immediately. The books include music from a wide array of genres including classical, jazz, folk, and pop tunes. A step-by-step approach allows the lesson books to be easily used by piano teachers or parents with some music background interested in teaching their children. The Piano Pronto series is also ideal for homeschoolers looking to incorporate music education into their curriculum.
Is this an All-in-one Course?
Not exactly, but it’s pretty close! Each book in the Piano Pronto series includes sheet music, explanations about musical concepts and terminology, written music theory exercises, suggestions for practice techniques, and music history lessons.
Why should I choose Piano Pronto?
The Piano Pronto series utilizes unique and motivating material that is suitable for students of all ages. Most of the pieces in the Piano Pronto series are recognizable tunes that students are familiar with, making it easier to practice effectively and progress at a faster rate.
I don’t really like arrangements, can you convince me otherwise?
This is one of my favorite topics! The backbone of the Piano Pronto series is the familiarity of the repertoire. I wrote the series over a ten-year period and road-tested all of the materials on hundreds of students of all levels, backgrounds, and ages. My conclusion is that when the repertoire is familiar to the students then it is generally easier for them to practice effectively at home. When practice time increases so does progress!
I realize that many arrangements of classical repertoire are sub-par. I took great care and effort to maintain the integrity of the original works of the pieces in the Piano Pronto series. As a classically trained pianist myself I would settle for nothing less. I believe firmly that we are not ‘just’ piano teachers, but music educators that should expose students to all genres of music, not just standard piano literature.
It is also important to realize that students are drawn towards the piano because of certain iconic melodies that they strive to learn. I do not subscribe to the philosophy that we as teachers should make them ‘wait’ to play original versions of famous tunes simply because they need to ‘earn’ the right to play these melodies. Reaching these milestone pieces early on in the process is often the primary factor keeping students of all ages motivated and excited about the learning process.
Can I preview the music before I buy?
We want you to feel totally confident about your purchases here on the site. You can preview all of the books and sheet music as well as hear full sound samples for every title offered here.
Do you have teacher discounts?
We have low everyday pricing here at Piano Pronto that takes the guesswork out of getting reimbursements from your clients. All songbooks are $10 and all sheet music is $3. Piano Pronto offers regular promotions that range from percentage discounts on particular product categories, free shipping, and much more. To stay updated on our current promotions make sure to join our mailing list by clicking HERE
Piano Pronto is partnered with MusicLink Foundation and offers a 30% discount on all materials for MusicLink students. These orders need to be placed over the phone by calling (714) 200-3554 during regular business hours (PST).
I want my local store to carry your products! Do you work with retailers?
Yes! I’m always willing and open to working with retailers. Please have your local store manager/buyer contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Which Piano Pronto level is appropriate for my student?
If you are transferring from another series use the FREE transfer guide that contains excerpts from all of the method books followed by guidelines for appropriate method book level and supplemental materials. If you have further questions feel free to email us at: Jennifer@pianopronto.com.
All Digital Sheet Music purchases entitle you to a single print right per quantity purchased. You may use any printed sheet music for performances, personal use, or entertainment. You may not copy or distribute any digital sheet music or eBook content without prior consent.
What are the terms & conditions of use for “Unlimited Reproductions?”
All of the sheet music titles on the site are available as either single-user licenses or unlimited reproductions. When you purchase a piece with “unlimited reproductions” you pay a higher one-time fee and are then permitted to print and use as many copies as you need within your studio – for life! This license does not allow you to share files with other teachers.
I bought Play-Along Tracks and/or Mp3 packs and don’t know how to use them!
Please watch this video tutorial which will walk you through the entire process: Audio Tracks Tutorial HERE!
Is the Piano Pronto website secure?
Yes, every section of the website has a 256-bit encryption so your personal information is safe and we will never share your information with third-party marketing entities.
What are my payment options?
We have a number of payment options available: Our recommended method is to pay securely by credit card right here on the site. Payments are processed by Braintree Payments and you can be confident that this method is completely secure. You will also have the option to store your card info in your account so that you don’t have to type it in on future orders. Your credit info is not stored here on this site and is secured in Braintree’s vault.
You also have the option to pay through Paypal Express, or payment by personal check. With Paypal you always have the option to checkout as a guest which means you are not required to have a separate account with Paypal. If you would like to pay by personal check please allow some extra time for order processing as we cannot ship out your items until your check is received and funds have cleared.
How much is shipping?
Domestic (U.S.) orders: Shipping starts as low as $3 and depends on the size of your order. Unless you choose another method, all orders are shipped via USPS Media Mail which takes (2-9 days for arrival). If you need your order faster please use one of the faster options like USPS Priority Mail upon checkout.
International orders: We do ship internationally and shipping options will be given at checkout. Remember that eBooks or sheet music purchases do not require shipment so that will save you some money!
We make every effort to ship out orders within 24 hours. Most domestic orders in the U.S. arrive between 2-9 days; International orders may take up to two weeks depending on the shipping method chosen at checkout.
Do you offer refunds?
If you are not satisfied with your purchase we will gladly refund your purchase price within 15 days in the form of a store credit once you return the hardcopy items (buyer pays return postage). We cannot offer refunds on digital items.
We respect your privacy and want customers to know that their personal information is safe and secure. Piano Pronto will never sell or distribute user information to third-parties.