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Henry the Steinway and the Piano Recital
Henry the Steinway and the Piano Recital

Henry the Steinway and the Piano Recital



32 Pages, 12 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF

Cloth, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9781622775088

Rights: WOR

G.i.a. Publications, Inc. (Sep 2021)
GIA Publications

Price: $17.95


This delightfully illustrated tale introduces Ana and her special friend Henry the Steinway—a grandfatherly piano who speaks to her

Spring is in the air and the annual piano recital is only a week away! How will our young pianist learn her music in time? Ana learns from Henry that she must first hear the music. Then, she must find the music in her heart. Soon, Ana's tears of frustration turn to pure joy as she delights in the playing of her music and her new friendship with Henry the Steinway. This story will resonate with piano students and piano lovers of all ages! A wonderful book that teaches kids about practice, concentration, and fortitude.


"Henry the Steinway is a wonderful series of books about your best friend who is always by your side. I concertize in every corner of the globe and have been called a citizen of the world. Wherever I go I can depend on Henry the Steinway to be there with me. Teachers, children and parents will delight in this gentle story of making beautiful music, never giving up and becoming the best you can be." —Lang Lang

 "For all who understand the diligence required to master an instrument, these books will delight and inspire. They shall remain in my home by the piano for my children as a respite from those frustrating moments at practice, and as a reminder to me of the great skills passed on to me by my dedicated teachers." —Renee Fleming

"A charming account of an ageless story, the bond of friendship between pianists of all ages and their pianos." —Dr. Robert Blocker, Dean, Yale School of Music

"Henry the Steinway is a wonderful book. It teaches kids about practice, concentration, and fortitude. Where can I find a piano like Henry?" —Wynton Marsalis

Author Biography

Sally Coveleskie is a consultant for Steinway & Sons. She is grateful her parents’ vision included piano lessons at an early age, which shaped her life’s path as a music teacher and Steinway executive. Peter Goodrich, who was the only boy in his piano class in Yarmouth, Maine, lives with his wife, Veronica, in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to retirement he was an executive with Steinway & Sons. Laura Friedman is a painter and sculptor who has worked for many years in natural history museums making dioramas, models, and murals.