Music Books & Sheet Music

Method Books & Sheet Music

Even with today's technology, music books and sheet music are still widely used.  There's nothing like a tangible book that teachers can write in, that you can keep on your piano or in your music library, or that is always there to be used in the future.  We are a retailer for such major publishers as Hal Leonard, Alfred, Kjos and Warner Bros., among others.  We also stock manuscript (staff) books and manuscript paper.  Whether you're a student looking for a method book that your teacher instructed you to get, or you just want to learn to play through some of your favorite songs, we are the place to find the printed music you're looking for.

Method Books

Blue Sky is among other things a learning institution.  We supply method books not only for Blue Sky students and teachers, but also for other teachers and students throughout the Capital Region.

We stock most major method books such as:

  • Essential Elements 2000
  • Standard of Excellence
  • Accent on Achievement
  • Breeze Easy
  • Rubank
  • Suzuki
  • Alfred
  • Mel Bay
  • Hal Leonard
  • Faber & Faber
  • Progressive
  • Musical Magic
  • Bastien
  • Schaum

...and much, much more!

If you're a music teacher and you would like us to stock a particular book or series for your students that we don't already carry, let us know and we'll be happy to keep in stock for your students.

Song Books

From the Beatles to Taylor Swift, from Phish to Frozen, we stock songbooks of your favorite artists.  Play, sing and strum the music you love.  If we don't have what you're looking for, we can order it for you.

Sheet Music / NYSSMA Music

While we don't stock a lot of sheet music, we have the ability to order it from our distributors who stock most music from most publishers. This means a relatively fast turn around time so you can start practicing as soon as possible!  We also have the current NYSSMA manual in our store to help with NYSSMA music.  For more information call our music store during store hours.

Instructional DVDs

We stock numerous instructional DVDs, for beginners and pros alike.  If you don't see what you're looking for, we can order it!

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