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Neil A. Kjos Music Company

Neil A. Kjos Music Company publisher

The Neil A. Kjos Music Company was founded by its namesake in Chicago in 1936 as a one-room operation in space rented from the Lyons Band Instrument Company. By 1957, the company had outgrown the premises at Lyons and built a 20,000 square foot plant in Park Ridge, Illinois. Neil A Kjos, Jr., soon began working for the company after receiving degrees from St. Olaf College and Columbia University Teachers College, and serving in the 524th Air Force Band. During his studies, Neil Jr. met Jane Smisor Bastien, future author of the best-selling piano methods around the world. Neil Jr. acquired the title of president when his father retired in 1969.


In 1973, Neil Jr. determined that the company should expand to a part of the country with a more reasonable climate. A location in San Diego, California, was selected for the construction of a new plant. After completion in 1975, the Neil A. Kjos Music Company operated from both San Diego and Park Ridge. In 1985, the Park Ridge location closed, and all operations were transferred to the newly expanded facility in San Diego.


Neil Jr.’s two children, Mark and Tim, joined the company in the mid-1980s. Upon Neil Jr.’s retirement in 2000, Mark and Tim, with their strong business and music backgrounds, continue the legacy established by their grandfather and father.


Since its inception in 1936, the Neil A. Kjos Music Company has pursued the goal of publishing the most effective methods and compositions for music teachers and students. Kjos Music continues to set the standard in all areas of the educational music publishing industry.

Standard of Excellence series


The most popular books in the series are the Standard of Excellence Band Method volumes. Among the band titles and three volumes for nearly every instrument used in a band.
Each of the books comes with Standard of Excellence's IPAS software. The software has every piece from the book and a program where the user can play along, receiving guidance as to whether the note was done properly or not. It is claimed by some to be the most comprehensive band method ever (Dylan Meyer).

Bastien Piano Basics series


Bastien Piano Basics is a collection of piano instruction books targeted to children ages 7–11 from the primer level to level 4. This series is authored by James Bastien and Jane Smisor Bastien. There are many supplementary books within the series.

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6 Pieces for piano 6 hands / Sechs Stücke für Klavier zu sechs Händen - Cornelius Gurlitt / Arr. Nancy Arganbright

6 Pieces for piano 6 hands / Sechs Stücke für Klavier zu sechs Händen

Cornelius Gurlitt / Arr. Nancy Arganbright
Bestseller

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8,99 €
Favorite Classic Melodies Level 1 - James Bastien

Favorite Classic Melodies Level 1

James Bastien
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6,74 €
The Older Beginner Piano Course Level 1 (englisch) - James Bastien
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12,36 €
Bastien Piano Basics: Performance - Level 3 - Jane Smisor Bastien

Bastien Piano Basics: Performance - Level 3

Jane Smisor Bastien
Klavier Schule

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7,86 €
Bastiens Einladung zur Musik: Piano Party - Schule Heft A (deutsch) #Archivkopie# - Jane Smisor & Lisa & Lori Bastien
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10,70 €
Favorite Classic Melodies - Primer Level  (Grundstufe) - Diverse / Arr. James Bastien

Favorite Classic Melodies - Primer Level (Grundstufe)

Diverse / Arr. James Bastien
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Theory and Technic for the young (english) - Jane and James Bastien
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7,86 €
Ride the Chariot (SATB) - Traditional / Arr. William Smith

Ride the Chariot (SATB)

Traditional / Arr. William Smith
Gemischter Chor

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1,80 €
Best in Class Buch 1 - Deutsch - F Horn - Bruce Pearson

Best in Class Buch 1 - Deutsch - F Horn

Bruce Pearson
Orchesterschule

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9,80 €
Bastien Piano Basics Klavierschule - Theorie Stufe/Level 3 - Jane and James Bastien

Bastien Piano Basics Klavierschule - Theorie Stufe/Level 3

Jane and James Bastien
Klavier Schule

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11,00 €
Bastien New Traditions: All In One Klavierschule - Primer B (Deutsch) - Jane Smisor & Lisa & Lori Bastien
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15,95 €
Favorite Classic Melodies - Level 2 - Diverse / Arr. James Bastien

Favorite Classic Melodies - Level 2

Diverse / Arr. James Bastien
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6,74 €
Piano For Adults Book 1 (mit Audio-Download) (english) - Jane Smisor & Lisa & Lori Bastien

Piano For Adults Book 1 (mit Audio-Download) (english)

Jane Smisor & Lisa & Lori Bastien
Klavier / Piano

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22,47 €
Bastien New Traditions: All In One Klavierschule - Level 1B (Deutsch) - Jane Smisor & Lisa & Lori Bastien
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15,95 €
Solo-Sammlung: Easy Piano Classics - Jane and James Bastien

Solo-Sammlung: Easy Piano Classics

Jane and James Bastien

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19,10 €
Alles für Streicher Band 2 - (deutsch) - Cello - Gerald Anderson
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