Part of the constantly growing, world-famous Joy Of... series, The Joy Of First-Year Piano is a method with repertory for the beginning pianist by renowned teacher, arranger and musicologist, Denes Agay. This CD edition includes newly-recorded, high-quality performances of the music to be found in the book. These tracks demonstrate how the pieces should sound and, in some cases, provide a piano part with which the student can play along. Under the editorial guidance established by Denes Agay, The Joy Of... series covers a wide variety of musical genres including the classics, folk, jazz, blues, ragtime and children's music. Students and teachers all over the world have welcomed books for their imaginative choice of material, consistent settings and accessible, large-format style. New titles are constantly being added to an already extensive range, ensuring that the series continues as a vital growing treasury of the world's best music.