For beginner students who are children 3-5, I focus on training their ears. I do lots of "piano key finding game' for them to know the right sound & keys. For age 5-7 I focus on training sight reading skill and fingering skills as well as listening training. For students who have 3-5 year experience, I teach how to express music and how to put their emotions to their performance using piano skills. It is not just to teach them to follow dynamics or other signatures on music sheet. I use my imagination to explain music and try to pull out their imagination and teach them how to put into music. For late elementary and intermediate students it is also important to improve wrist movement and finger movement. To brush up these skills they can reach to higher level and would play piano with rich sound. I use variety of books, like from classical to Jazz. Here are books I usually use for my students. For beginners - Teaching little fingers to play, Bastien piano basics level 1&2, Favorite classical melodies 1&2, Alfred piano library 1&2, Just Imagine! For late intermediate & intermediate - Accent on Gillock 2,3,4, Jazz, Rag & Blues 1,2,3,4,5, Burgmuller 24 studies, Sonatina Album, Gurlitt selected works, Gurlitt Album for the young, ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music UK) exam pieces, Chopin Waltz, Chopin Mazurka, Hanon, Bach Invention, Tchaikovsky Seasons, Bastien piano literature series, and etc.