Alfred's Basic Adult Finger Aerobics: Pianoteq Standard We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. For starting out, it doesn't need to be a full note keyboard. Be proactive in your learning -- ask for popular music you can practice on. If you want to check their responses, you can find them here: The Piano Handbook is great, but it is NOT an instructional book - more like a reference or quick summary. These are all things it's easier to learn to do with a teacher.