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Bible Discovery At The Piano–30 Songs for Beginning Piano Review by Cassie Deputie and Lisa Trombley

(with related Bible lessons)
Colleen Clegg
Deeper Roots Publications
13 W. Lakeshore Drive,
Cherokee Village AR 72529

Playing the piano is often the basis for a strong foundation not only in music, but in academic life as a whole. We’re always hearing about the benefits of music for young children. Now combine the benefits of learning to play the piano with Bible-based music that sings the beautiful, historical redemption story of the Bible!

Bible Discovery At The Piano–30 Songs for Beginning Piano with related Bible lessons,written and arranged by Colleen Clegg, is a phenomenal book that does just that! This book focus on the gospel message from Creation to Jesus Christ. It touches on the trinity, and the fall of man as well as Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

Each page has a brief summary or teaching, if you will, on the left page that includes scripture references and an explanation of the Biblical truth that the song (on the right page) attempts to portray. Each song is short and simple for beginning pianists and each left-page summary is Biblically accurate and stirs the readers heart into an attitude of worship!

My oldest two children took to this book immediately after it came in the mail. They had just finished up their very first piano lesson book and wanted some songs they could play at the very beginning level they were at. This book was perfect! They’ve played every song in the book and have their favorites they play over and over.

There is nothing that warms my heart more than hearing the gospel message being sung over and over by children as they lay not only the foundation of music in their lives, but a strong understanding of how much God loves them and sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die for their sins. This book is highly recommended by our family.

- Product Review by Cassie Deputie, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, May, 2018

Another Reviewer Perspective:

Bible Discovery At The Piano–30 Songs for Beginning Piano
(with related Bible lessons)
Colleen Clegg
Deeper Roots Publications

Bible Discovery At The Piano–30 Songs for Beginning Piano, from Deeper Roots Publications, is a sixty-four page spiral bound book. The songs were written at the primer level and become more difficult as you move through the book. Lyrics to the songs are included. Each song has a corresponding one-page Bible lesson. The Bible lessons go through the Bible chronologically from Creation to the death and resurrection of Christ. Students read the short Bible lesson and then play the corresponding song. For example, when the student reads a lesson talking about how God made the universe, the play a song called By the Word of God which talks about the stars and planets being made by the word of our God. You can purchase Bible Discovery at the Piano for $12.95.

Bible Discovery at the Piano can be worked through at the student’s own pace. They can read the lesson independently and play the corresponding music, or they can do so with a teacher. My daughter is a beginning piano student who is 9 years old and only has been playing for a few months. Her piano teacher assigns her a song from Bible Discovery at the Piano to go along with her other piano work each week. She plays each song ten times while learning the song and goes back and plays her favorites just for fun.

Lily enjoys playing the songs from Bible Discovery at the Piano. I love that the entire book of songs has a Biblical theme. Since the book is spiral bound it easily stays open at the piano. Starting finger position is marked in each song along with reminders in other places that are difficult. This is very helpful so beginners will know where to put their hands. Scripture references are included in the Bible lesson allowing students to look it up in the Bible for themselves. Children using this book do need to have a basic knowledge of music and playing the piano as this is not a book that teaches how to play the piano.

Bible Discovery at the Piano is a fun, affordable piano book plus Bible lessons for beginning students who have some experience. It is Lily’s favorite piano book.

- Product review by Lisa Trombley, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, May, 2018