A book for pianists by an established concert pianist presents an interesting and thoughtful approach for students of the piano. Mr. Foldes has definite ideas on early musical training which should be of interest to parents of gifted children. Looking back on himself as a prodigy, his viewpoint is fresh and personal, as well as supplying sound educational perspective. He discusses getting the right start; listening to music; techniques; practising; memorizing; public appearances. There is an extensive final chapter of questions and answers about piano playing, of interest to anyone contemplating it as a career- or an avocation. A list of contemporary piano music suitable for teaching purposes is of particular value.