Alfred's Kid's Piano Course is a fun method that teaches you to play songs on the piano right away. This complete edition combines levels 1 and 2 with the activity pages of the Notespeller, and includes online access to recordings of each song and exercise so you always know how the music should sound. Each lesson on every colorful page is explained in plain language that's easy to understand; plus, you get to learn from three irresistible piano experts---a clever, classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. They draw attention to what's important on each page and help you learn by making music fun! Parents can be effective guides to help you through this course, even if they've never had any musical training themselves. The companion DVD to this edition features a live instructor to make learning the piano even easier! Hosted by expert teacher Gayle Kowalchyk, this video demonstrates the fundamentals of piano playing, teaches you how to read music, and helps you play lots of fun songs! The DVD features live performances that demonstrate how the music should sound, and includes bonus MP3 audio tracks of all the examples for listening and playing along! Online access to the video and MP3s are included free with the DVD kit as well. Get ready to take your first and best step toward a lifetime of musical enjoyment!