The Speaking Piano
James Humberstone & Little Pink Pebble
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
The Speaking Piano is a storybook for primary/elementary age children with related music learning resources. Everyone thinks daydreamy Lily and Jack are too quiet, and they don't join in in "normal" life. But when they start learning piano with Michael the music teacher, everything changes for them.
This book was commissioned by the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium as a resource for the children of the Goulburn region, and a piano commission for Michael Kieran Harvey. The music that Lily and Jack learn is included in this book, with videos and audio voiceover of each page. Many more resources are available through the books' website, which you can access from within the book.
This fantastic story comes to life with brilliant music and illustrations. For entertainment, sheer delight and education, this free iBook is a MUST for all iPad owners, parents, teachers and anyone who may ever have an opportunity to share something with a young person.
Beautiful…in both images AND words!
This is just a wonderful book. I can't believe it's free! Illustrations, recorded narration and soundtrack, and extra resources including sheet music... As a music teacher I was very glad to find this. Thank you!