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James Bastien

James BastienJames Bastien was born in Bellingham, Washington, on April 10, 1934. His father, Clarence, was musical and played the violin. His mother, Dorothy, was a writer and a high school Latin and journalism instructor. After living in Seattle and Florida, the family moved to Portland, Oregon, where Jim began his piano studies with Frances Mulkey North. Subsequently, Jim studied with the late Ariel Rubstein, the late Louis Artau, and the late Gyorgy Sandor.

Jim received his undergraduate and masters degrees from Southern Methodist University. He was a former member of the faculties of Notre Dame University, Tulane University, Loyola University (New Orleans), and the summer faculties of Tanglewood and the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan.

Jim met his wife Jane Smisor in New Orleans in 1960. They performed as the duo-piano team, Smisor and Bastien. In addition, Jim was a Columbia Artist accompanist whose collaborative career included appearances with Richard Tucker and John Alexander. During this time Jim and Jane started writing music to address the needs of their students. This was the beginning of the Bastien piano books that have inspired so many piano students and teachers.

The Bastien piano books have been published worldwide by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company since 1963 and are now translated into 14 languages. In 1999, The Music Teachers National Association presented Jim and Jane with the Lifetime Achievement Award, the association's highest honor, in recognition of their outstanding career in music and contribution to the music profession.

James W. Bastien, loving husband and father, and a passionate piano pedagogue and musician, passed away on December 7, 2005, in La Jolla, California. During his long career, Jim became internationally known through his contributions to piano teaching, composing, writing, adjudication, and performing. With more than 300 publications to his credit, the Bastien name has become synonymous with innovative piano pedagogy.

Piano Series by James Bastien (6)

Piano Arrangements by James Bastien (7)

Concerto In A Minor (Antonio Vivaldi) (Vivaldi - Arr. Bastien) - GP191 / $2.45sample available for this title
Great Classic Themes, Level 1 - Arr. Bastien - WR8 / $5.45Table of Contents available for this titleFederation Festivals Bulletin<br />A Project of The National Federation of Music Clubs 2011-2012-2013 selection Federation Festivals Bulletin<br />A Project of The National Federation of Music Clubs 2011-2012-2013 selection
Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring (Bach - Arr. Bastien) - GP188 / $2.95sample available for this title
Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin - Arr. Bastien) - GP182 / $1.95sample available for this title
March Militaire (Schubert - Arr. Bastien) - WP1013 / $1.45sample available for this title
Toccata In D Minor (Bach - Arr. Bastien) - GP189 / $2.95sample available for this title
Variations On A Theme By Paganini (Paganini - Arr. Bastien) - GP187 / $1.95sample available for this title

Piano Publications by James Bastien (167)

The first 50 matches are listed below

Bastien Favorites, Level 4 (Bastien) - GP86 / $4.45Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 1, Piano (Bastien) - WP201 / $6.95sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 1, Technic (Bastien) - WP216 / $5.50sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 1, Theory (Bastien) - WP206 / $5.50sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 2, Technic (Bastien) - WP217 / $5.50sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 2, Theory (Bastien) - WP207 / $5.50sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 3, Piano (Bastien) - WP203 / $6.95sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 3, Technic (Bastien) - WP218 / $5.50sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 3, Theory (Bastien) - WP208 / $5.50sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 4, Piano (Bastien) - WP204 / $6.95sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 4, Technic (Bastien) - WP219 / $5.50sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Level 4, Theory (Bastien) - WP209 / $5.50sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Piano, Level 2 (Bastien) - WP202 / $6.95sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Primer, Piano (Bastien) - WP200 / $6.95sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Primer, Technic (Bastien) - WP215 / $5.50sample available for this title
Bastien Piano Basics, Primer, Theory (Bastien) - WP205 / $5.50sample available for this title
Bastien's Best Of Bacharach-David (Bastien) - WP134 / $3.95Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Beethoven's 5th (Bastien) - GP186 / $2.95
Boogie, Rock And Country, Level 1 (Bastien) - WP238 / $4.95Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Boogie, Rock And Country, Lv 2 (Bastien) - WP239 / $4.45Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Boogie, Rock And Country, Lv 3 (Bastien) - WP240 / $4.45Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Book 1 Reading (Bastien / Bastien) - GP2 / $3.95
Book 1 Writing (Bastien / Bastien) - GP3 / $3.45
Book 2 Reading (Bastien / Bastien) - GP4 / $3.45
Book 2 Writing (Bastien / Bastien) - GP5 / $3.95
Book 3 Reading (Bastien / Bastien) - GP6 / $3.45
Book 3 Writing (Bastien / Bastien) - GP7 / $3.45
Book 4 Writing (Bastien / Bastien) - GP31 / $3.45
Book 5 Writing (Bastien / Bastien) - GP32 / $3.45
Book 6 Writing (Bastien / Bastien) - GP33 / $2.95
Calico Cat, The (Bastien) - GP179 / $1.45sample available for this title
Christmas Favorites, Level 1 (Bastien) - WP49 / $4.50Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Christmas Favorites, Level 2 (Bastien) - WP50 / $4.50Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Christmas Favorites, Level 3 (Bastien) - WP68 / $4.50Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Christmas Favorites, Level 4 (Bastien) - WP69 / $4.95Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Christmas Favorites, Primer (Bastien) - WP48 / $4.50Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Christmas Medley, Piano Solo, Level 1 (Bastien) - WP1021 / $1.95sample available for this title
Christmas Medley, Primer Level (Bastien) - WP1020 / $1.95sample available for this title
Circus Parade (Bastien) - WP1000 / $1.45sample available for this title
Classic Themes By The Masters (Bastien) - WP40 / $6.50Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Clouds (Bastien) - WP1012 / $0.75sample available for this title
Country Western 'n Folk, Book 2 (Bastien) - GP67 / $3.45Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Country Western N Folk, Book 1 (Bastien) - GP66 / $2.95Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Czerny And Hanon for the Intermediate Grades (Bastien) - GP30 / $4.95sample available for this title
Dinosaur Kindgom (Bastien) - WP246 / $4.45Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Easy Piano Classics (Bastien) - WP42 / $15.95Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Entry Of The Gladiators (Bastien) - WP1036 / $0.75sample available for this title
Favorite Classic Melodies, Lv 1 (Bastien) - WP73 / $4.95Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Favorite Classic Melodies, Lv 2 (Bastien) - WP74 / $4.95Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title
Favorite Classic Melodies, Lv 3 (Bastien) - WP75 / $4.95Table of Contents available for this titlesample available for this title

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