Monthly Archives: August 2014

Prelude b minor by Morovsky:

Prelude b minor: This prelude in b minor written by Morovsky has a beautifully ominous melody in the left hand and is great for a level 4-5 student. Download Prelude-in-b-minor

Posted in Alexander Morovsky, b-minor, Free, Intermediate, Keyboard Classics, L4, L5, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Prelude b minor by Morovsky:

Primer Beach Matching Worksheet

Primer Beach Matching Worksheet: This colorful matching primer worksheet helps beginning students to identify note values and rest signs.   Primer beach worksheet...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in Free, Worksheets | Comments Off on Primer Beach Matching Worksheet

Painter Pallet Primer Worksheet

Painter Pallet Primer Worksheet: This  “painter’s pallet”  worksheet helps the primer student  to recognize rest signs and note values.  Painter Pallet Primer-Worksheet    ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in Free, Worksheets | Comments Off on Painter Pallet Primer Worksheet

Pink Seashell Matching Worksheet

Pink Seashell Matching Worksheet: This  beach scene printable worksheet allows the elementary student to draw and match note values.  

Posted in Free, Worksheets | Comments Off on Pink Seashell Matching Worksheet

Rainbow Rhythm Worksheet

Rainbow Rhythm Worksheet: This is a colorful printable “Rainbow rhythm” worksheet.  Have beginning students write the number of counts next to the rainbow’s end. Rainbow rhythm primer worksheet

Posted in Free, Worksheets | Comments Off on Rainbow Rhythm Worksheet

July 4th Primer Matching Worksheet

July 4th Primer Matching Worksheet: This is a seasonal matching printable for the 4th of July.  Have beginning students draw a line to the correct note value or symbols.  July-4th-Primer-Worksheet

Posted in Free, Worksheets | Comments Off on July 4th Primer Matching Worksheet

Theory – Flower Symbol Worksheet

Theory – Flower Symbol Worksheet: This is a colorful printable which allows the elementary student to identify and write in the correct musical symbol hidden in the picture.     Download Theory-Flower-Symbol-Worksheet

Posted in Free, Worksheets | Comments Off on Theory – Flower Symbol Worksheet

Theory – Ice Cream matching Worksheet

Theory – Ice Cream matching worksheet: Primer students will have fun matching the instrument to the correct word on this ice cream puzzle worksheet.       Download Theory-IceCream-Matching-Worksheet

Posted in Free, Worksheets | Comments Off on Theory – Ice Cream matching Worksheet

Theory – Musical Instrument Worksheet

Theory – Musical Instrument Worksheet: A bright colorful worksheet allowing elementary students to identify musical instruments.       Download theory-Musical-Instrument-Worksheet

Posted in Free, Worksheets | Comments Off on Theory – Musical Instrument Worksheet

Theory – Butterfly Dynamic Worksheet

Theory – Butterfly Dynamic Worksheet: Students love learning dynamic symbols with this vibrant “Butterfly dynamic” worksheet.       Download Theory-Butterfly-Dynamic-Worksheet

Posted in Free, Worksheets | Comments Off on Theory – Butterfly Dynamic Worksheet

Theory – Music Forms Worksheet:

Theory – Music Forms Worksheet: Many piano forms of music were influenced by dance forms.  Have students listen to an example of each musical form and match with the correct definitions.     Download Theory-Music-Forms-Worksheet

Posted in Free, Worksheets | Comments Off on Theory – Music Forms Worksheet:

Butterflies

“Butterflies” is a lyrical beginning piece for piano and voice in the key of C major with the repeat one octave higher, and written by my student Emma at age five. Download Butterflies

Posted in Beginner, C major, Children's Corner, Emma, Free, L1, L2, New This Month | Comments Off on Butterflies

Lyrical Arabesque

“Lyrical Arabesque” is a soft piano piece in a ternary form with a accelerated middle section containing smooth spiraling arpeggios, and great for a intermediate student.  YOUTUBE VIDEO...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in A minor, Impressionistic, Intermediate, L4, New This Month, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Lyrical Arabesque

Diamonds & Lace

“Diamonds & Lace” is a delicate and reflective piece I wrote for flute and piano in the key of C major, requiring the intermediate pianist to maintain a rich and smooth legato as the melody glides from the left hand...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in C major, Impressionistic, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, New This Month, Piano / Flute, Piano Solo, Romantic, Valentine's Day, Wedding | Comments Off on Diamonds & Lace

A Summer Seascape

“A Summer Seascape” is a beautiful impressionistic piano solo written in the key of A major.  The late intermediate student should portray the contrasts in dynamics and bring out voicing in the right hand....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, A Major, Impressionistic, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, New This Month, Piano Solo, Romantic, Wedding | Comments Off on A Summer Seascape

Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Prayer: This is a 16th century Dutch melody originally written by Adrianus Valerius , translated by Theodore Baker, and is a wonderful traditional holiday piece great for the level 2-3 student. Thansgiving-Prayer

Posted in Beginner, C major, Children's Corner, Free, L2, Piano / Voice, Piano Solo, Seasonal, Traditional | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Prayer

The Nutcracker

Download The Nutcracker  The Nutcracker: This is Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker theme arranged  in a middle c position, with an optional second part in a arpeggiated accompaniment.  It is a fun seasonal duet for the beginning student and teacher.

Posted in Beginner, Children's Corner, Christmas, Free, L2, Middle C Position, P. Tchaikovsky, Piano Duet, Piano Solo, Seasonal | Comments Off on The Nutcracker

Over The River And Through The Woods

Over the River and Through the Woods: This is a Thanksgiving song originally written by the novelist Lydia Marie Child celebrating her childhood memories, and is a great holiday piece for the beginning student written in a middle c position. … Continue reading

Posted in Beginner, Children's Corner, Free, L1, L2, Lydia Marie Child, Middle C Position, Piano Solo, Seasonal | Comments Off on Over The River And Through The Woods

Fur Elise

Fur Elise: This is my arrangement of the main theme to Beethoven’s Fur Elise and is great for the early pianist as it utilizes broken chord patterns in a minor and E major.  See the original score in “Keyboard Classics”....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, A minor, Beginner, Children's Corner, L2, Ludwig Beethoven, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Fur Elise

Caprice

Caprice download Caprice: This is a vigorous piece by the famous Italian virtuoso violinist Niccolo Paganini requiring the level 3 student to play with technique and articulation.  

Posted in A minor, Children's Corner, Early Intermediate, Free, L3, Niccolo Paganini, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Caprice

The Joy of Serenity

  The Joy of Serenity: This is a peaceful solo written by my student Alexa at age nine to depict a feeling of serenity by using both consonant and dissonant intervals in the left hand.

Posted in Alexa Laux, Beginner, Children's Corner, Free, L1, L2, Middle C Position, Piano Solo, Student Composition | Comments Off on The Joy of Serenity

The Flowing River

The-Flowing-River download The Flowing River: This is a lyrical solo which my student Hannah wrote at age 8 to depict the quiescent ebb of a river. The Flowing River is perfect for a beginner working in a middle c position.

Posted in Beginner, Children's Corner, Free, Hannah Luttrell, L1, L2, Middle C Position, Piano Solo, Student Composition | Comments Off on The Flowing River

Rachel’s Minuet

Rachels minuet: Free Download This Baroque style minuet was written in the key of G Major with a 3/4 time signature by Rachel at age eleven.

Posted in Beginner, Children's Corner, Free, G Major, L2, Piano Solo, Rachel Grimley, Student Composition | Comments Off on Rachel’s Minuet

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree: This German Christmas carol was arranged with a relaxed jazzy style by my student Ryan at age 12, and would be great for any early intermediate pianist. O-Christmas-Tree

Posted in C major, Children's Corner, Christmas, Free, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano Solo, Ryan Luttrell, Student Composition | Comments Off on O Christmas Tree

Silent Night

Silent Night: This is a holiday favorite which was originally written by an Austrian priest, Father Joseph Mohr, and set to music by his headmaster Franz Gruber. The left hand has a broken chord bass line, creating a smooth and … Continue reading

Posted in C major, Children's Corner, Christian, Christmas, Early Intermediate, Franz Gruber, Free, L2, L3, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Silent Night

Trains come in on Christmas Day

Trains come in on Christmas Day: Free Download Trains come in on Christmas Day is a piece which conveys the acceleration and deceleration of a busy train on Christmas day, and was written by Owen at age seven.

Posted in Beginner, C major, Children's Corner, Free, L1, Owen Brown, Piano Solo, Student Composition | Comments Off on Trains come in on Christmas Day

Riding the Wind

Riding the Wind: Riding the Wind is a short lyrical piano piece in the key of F Major and written by my student Summer at age eleven. Download Riding-the-Wind

Posted in Beginner, Children's Corner, F Major, Free, L2, Piano Solo, Student Composition, Summer Winter | Comments Off on Riding the Wind

Liebestraum

Liebestraum: This is an arrangement of one of Franz Liszt’s most popular works “Liebestraum” (Dream of Love) which was first published in 1850. The level 2 student may play piano 1 as a solo or one octave higher with the … Continue reading

Posted in Beginner, C major, Children's Corner, Franz Liszt, Free, L2, Piano Duet, Piano Solo, Romantic, Valentine's Day | Comments Off on Liebestraum

Nocturne Opus 9, No. 2

Nocturne Opus 9, No. 2: This is a  simple arrangement of Chopin’s melodic “ Nocturne”  opus 9, no. 2 in the key of F Major  ( originally written in E flat ) and is a great piece for the level...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Children's Corner, Early Intermediate, F Major, Frederick Chopin, L3, L4, Piano Solo, Romantic, Valentine's Day | Comments Off on Nocturne Opus 9, No. 2

Mother’s Day Song

Mother’s Day Song: This lyrical beginning piano piece by my student Kate at age seven, was written in a C position with the right hand ending one octave higher.  Students may have fun adding their own lyrics. Download A-Mothers-Day-Song

Posted in Beginner, Children's Corner, Free, Kate Cabassa, L1, L2, Middle C Position, Piano Solo, Student Composition | Comments Off on Mother’s Day Song

Prelude in a minor

Prelude in a minor : Prelude in a minor is a short piano piece utilizing sequences and Baroque articulations and  written by my student Priscilla at age eleven. Download Prelude-in-a-minor

Posted in A minor, Children's Corner, Early Intermediate, Free, L2, L3, Piano Solo, Pricilla Deng, Student Composition | Comments Off on Prelude in a minor

My Valentine’s Song

My Valentine’s Song : My Valentine’s Song is a pleasing piano piece written in a C position for the right hand by my five year old student Zaslea . The beginning student should give attention to the legato phrasing and … Continue reading

Posted in Beginner, C major, Children's Corner, Free, L1, L2, Piano Solo, Student Composition, Valentine's Day, Zaslea Pietre | Comments Off on My Valentine’s Song

America The Beautiful

America the Beautiful: This traditional song was a poem first written by Katherine Lee Bates in 1893 and inspired by a trip to Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The piece was later set to music by Samuel Ward.  Arranged … Continue reading

Posted in Beginner, Children's Corner, Free, L2, Middle A Position, Patriotic, Piano / Voice, Piano Solo, Samuel A. Ward | Comments Off on America The Beautiful

Clair de Lune

Clair de Lune: This is one of the most famous movements from Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque which comes from a poem that means “moonlight”.  This impressionistic work shares a common motif with Debussy’s previous two movements and is a beautiful piano … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced, Claude Debussy, D-flat Major, Free, Impressionistic, Keyboard Classics, L8, L9, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Clair de Lune

Consolation Burgmuller

Consolation Burgmuller: This etude by Johann Burgmuller, who was known especially in Paris for his intimate style of playing, is a melodically pleasing piece for the early adult or young pianist requiring much attention to phrasing, dynamics and musical expression. … Continue reading

Posted in C major, Early Intermediate, Free, Johann Burgmuller, Keyboard Classics, L3, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Consolation Burgmuller

Andantino

Andantino: This is a peaceful solo by Kohler in the key of F Major with a lullaby quality and a broken chord pattern in the left hand. Andantino breaths with dynamics and the beginning student should pay attention to the … Continue reading

Posted in Early Intermediate, F Major, Free, Keyboard Classics, L3, Louis Kohler, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Andantino

Sonata Opus 49 No. 2

Sonata Opus 49 No. 2: This is an impressive Sonata (Allegro) by Beethoven in the key of G Major requiring the intermediate student to play with a crisp yet fluent articulation. The student should give close attention to the quarter … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced, Classical, Free, G Major, Keyboard Classics, L5, L6, Late Intermediate, Ludwig Beethoven, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Sonata Opus 49 No. 2

Bouree

Bouree: This is a lively Bouree by Bach in a melodic minor and contains both legato two note slurs and staccto articulation. Despite the minor key this piece has a uplifting character and is great for a level 1-2 student. … Continue reading

Posted in Bach, Beginner, Free, Keyboard Classics, L1, L2 | Comments Off on Bouree

Prelude b minor

Prelude b minor: This expressive prelude contains a lot of melodic rubato with it’s arpeggiated chords and melody in the left hand. The level 4-5 student should give much attention to dynamics and phrasing Prelude in b minor Op. 28, … Continue reading

Posted in b-minor, Frederick Chopin, Free, Intermediate, Keyboard Classics, L4, L5, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Prelude b minor

Schumann-First Loss Opus 68. No. 16

Schumann-op68-16-Premier-Chagrin-let-First-Loss : Free Download Schumann-First Loss Opus 68. No. 16: A beautiful short piece in the key of e minor by Schumann containing descending two note slurs.  The level 3-4 student should give much attention to the counterpoint in measures 20-22.

Posted in E Minor, Free, Keyboard Classics, L3, Piano Solo, Robert Schumann, Romantic | Comments Off on Schumann-First Loss Opus 68. No. 16

Petite Etude

Schumann-op68-14-Petite-Etude-let Petite Etude: An expressive and arpeggiated piece requiring much phrasing and movement, containing subtle harmonic changes which quickly resolve. This is a rewarding piece in G Major for an intermediate student.  

Posted in Free, G Major, Intermediate, Keyboard Classics, L4, L5, Piano Solo, Robert Schumann, Romantic | Comments Off on Petite Etude

Melody

Melody: This lyrical work by Schumann requires the level 2-3 student to maintain a continuous flowing manner in the right hand while keeping the left hand subdued. Download Schumann-op68-01-Melodie-let

Posted in C major, Early Intermediate, Free, Keyboard Classics, L3, Piano Solo, Robert Schumann, Romantic | Comments Off on Melody

Sonatine 1 Allegro let Kuhlau

Sonatine 1 Allegro let Kuhlau: This is a rewarding sonatina containing a alberti bass in the left hand in the key of C major and brief modulations to c minor with a triplet pattern in the right hand. The intermediate … Continue reading

Posted in C major, Classical, Free, Keyboard Classics, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Sonatine 1 Allegro let Kuhlau

Fur Elise

Fur Elise: An excellent example of a Rondo form (abaca) set in the key of a minor over an arpeggiated bass which alternates from a minor to E Major. This piano solo by Beethoven has a beautiful two octave chromatic … Continue reading

Posted in A minor, Classical, Free, Keyboard Classics, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Ludwig Beethoven, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Fur Elise

Intermezzo

Intermezzo free download Intermezzo: A lyrical piece for solo piano in A major with melancholy and tonal color. Traditionally the intermezzo was meant to be a middle piece but Brahm’s wrote his intermezzo’s as independent works. This piece is intended for … Continue reading

Posted in A Major, Advanced, Free, Johann Brahms, Keyboard Classics, L8, L9, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Intermezzo

Ballade

Ballade:   This piano ballad is in the key of c minor and begins and ends with the melody in the left hand and alternates to the right hand in a beautiful middle section. The melody line should resonate over … Continue reading

Posted in C-minor Position, Free, Johann Burgmuller, Keyboard Classics, L5, L6, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Ballade

La Pastorale

La-Pastorale Download La Pastorale: An excellent piece for voicing, the student should bring out the melody in the right hand over a constant left hand and use different fingers on repeated notes in the left hand. This is good piece for … Continue reading

Posted in Free, G Major, Intermediate, Johann Burgmuller, Keyboard Classics, L4, L5, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on La Pastorale

Arabesque

Arabesque: This is a fast piece in the key of a minor and requires a lot of articulation . The student should follow exact fingering in measures 24-26. This is a good level 4 piece. Arabesque Burgmuller

Posted in A minor, Free, Intermediate, Johann Burgmuller, Keyboard Classics, L4, L5, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Arabesque

La Candeur

This etude is a beginning level. The student should play with expression giving attention to dynamics and accent the first and third beat.     La-Candeur

Posted in C major, Early Intermediate, Free, Johann Burgmuller, Keyboard Classics, L2, L3, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on La Candeur

Schumann Traumerei

Schumann Traumerei: This delicate piece in the key of F major by Robert Schumann reflects images of childhood. This was also a encore piece performed by Vladimir Horowitz and is great for the intermediate student.

Posted in F Major, Free, Keyboard Classics, L5, L6, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Robert Schumann, Romantic | Comments Off on Schumann Traumerei

Pavane

Ravel Maurice Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte: This is a slow processional dance containing a beautiful recurring theme by the French romantic composer Maurice Ravel. The advanced pianist should play with much rubato as the tempo varies. Download Ravel-maurice-pavane-pour-une-infante-defunte-677

Posted in Advanced, Free, G Major, Impressionistic, Keyboard Classics, L10, L9, Piano Solo, Ravel Maurice | Comments Off on Pavane

Kinderscenen

Kinderscenen Download Kinderscenen: This is a favorite of Schumann’s compositions with a playful harmonic structure that is deceptively simple and good for a mature pianist. Vladimir Horowitz used this work as an encore piece.  

Posted in Advanced, Free, G Major, Keyboard Classics, L5, L6, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Robert Schumann, Romantic | Comments Off on Kinderscenen

Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum: A beautiful lively piece from Debussy’s “Suite for Piano”  containing rubato and a slower middle section with aesthetical modulations which return to the main theme.  This is a great piece for the late intermediate student. Download … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced, C major, Claude Debussy, Free, Impressionistic, Keyboard Classics, L8, L9, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

FREE: Nocturno Op. 54, No. 4 Grieg

Nocturno Op. 54, No. 4 Grieg: This charming solo is from Grieg’s “Selected Lyric pieces for Piano” and has a elegant yet complex polyrhymic texture requiring the mature pianist to play with an expressive right hand motif and breath between … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced, C major, Edvard Grieg, Free, Keyboard Classics, L8, L9, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on FREE: Nocturno Op. 54, No. 4 Grieg

Harmony of the Angels

Harmony of the Angels: A pleasing and tender arpeggiated piano solo by Burgmuller in the key of G Major.  The level 4-5 student should glide smoothly from the left hand to the right hand.  SEE STUDENT VIDEO Download Harmony-of-the-Angels

Posted in Free, G Major, Johann Burgmuller, Keyboard Classics, L5, L6, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Harmony of the Angels

Gather Around the Christmas Tree

Gather Around the Christmas Tree: This is a cheerful and  lyrical short piano piece by the Romantic composer Vladimir Rebikov written in the key of G major.  The level 3-4 student should give attention to the phrasing and bring out … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Classical, Early Intermediate, Free, G Major, Keyboard Classics, L3, Piano Solo, Romantic, Vladimir Rebikov | Comments Off on Gather Around the Christmas Tree

Chord Study Opus 166

Chord Study Op. 166, No. 6: A pleasant piece in the key of G Major requiring the level 2-3 student to glide with an even tone from the left hand to the right. Download Chord-Study-OP166-no6

Posted in Classical, Early Intermediate, Free, G Major, Henri Bertini, Keyboard Classics, L2, L3, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Chord Study Opus 166

Debussy Arabesque No. 1

Debussy Arabesque No. 1: This beautiful impressionistic arabesque ( in the key of E Major ) was composed by Debussy in his late twenties when he was developing his musical style.    The advanced pianist will enjoy playing this reflective spring … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced, Claude Debussy, E Major, Free, Impressionistic, Keyboard Classics, L8, L9, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Debussy Arabesque No. 1

Clair De Lune

Clair de Lune: This is my arrangement in the key of C Major of Claude Debussy’s famous “Clair De Lune” which was originally written in 1890.  This is a expressive piece containing suspended harmonies and arpeggiated chords characteristic of  impressionism.  The...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Claude Debussy, Impressionistic, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Student Favorites, Valentine's Day, Wedding | Comments Off on Clair De Lune

Blue Angel Boogie Woogie

Blue Angle Boogie Woogie: A lively blues piano piece with a boogie bass line requiring the late intermediate student to play with great fluency and rhythmic virtuosity.  While the bass has a steady ostinato the right hand travels with many...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, A minor, Advanced, Blues, Boogie, Jazz, L5, L6, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Blue Angel Boogie Woogie

Dawn On Destin Beach

Dawn on Destin Beach: This is a simple lyrical piano solo in the key of C Major with a 3/4 time signature and is great for the early intermediate student.  The left hand contains a repetitive sixteenth note pattern which...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Impressionistic, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano Solo, Student Favorites | Comments Off on Dawn On Destin Beach

Mermaids In The Moonlight

Mermaids in the Moonlight: This is a lyrical rondo (ABABA) in the key of C Major which captures an impressionistic style and is great for an early intermediate student.      ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Impressionistic, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Mermaids In The Moonlight

Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: This is an arrangement of Sergei Rachmanioff’s beautiful Rhapsody on Theme of Paganini (variation 18) . I arranged this in the key of C Major for both solo piano or optional violin and piano....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Classical, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano / Violin / Flute, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini

Romantic Boogie

Romantic Boogie: A softer blues containing a steady rhythmic left hand pattern in a 6/8 time signature and utilizing harmonies influenced by American jazz and blues genres. The right hand travels several octaves and utilizes swing eights and triplets. Romantic...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Blues, Boogie, C major, Intermediate, Jazz, L4, Piano Solo, Valentine's Day | Comments Off on Romantic Boogie

San Francisco Mornings

San Francisco Mornings: Is an expressive piano solo  ( with optional flute ) containing   dynamic changes and rubato within cantabile melodic style and great for the intermediate student....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Impressionistic, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano / Flute, Piano Solo | Comments Off on San Francisco Mornings

Heaven’s Grace

Heaven’s Grace: A lyrical solo with a ternary form in the key of C major and excellent for a level 3-4 student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Christian, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Heaven’s Grace

In The Moment

In the Moment: Is an intermediate piano solo written in the key of A Major with rich arpeggios and use of rubato.  It is great for a level 5-6 student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, A Major, Impressionistic, L5, L6, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo | Comments Off on In The Moment

Ballerina Intermezzo

Ballerina Intermezzo: is an early intermediate flowing piece in the key of C Major that travels with patterns from low C to high C and is good for a level 3-4 student....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in C major, Children's Corner, Early Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Ballerina Intermezzo

Sunrise On Pensacola Beach

Sunrise on Pensacola Beach: Is a piano solo that has a delicate lyrical melody written in a 3/4 time signature and is excellent for a level 4-5 student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Impressionistic, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Sunrise On Pensacola Beach

Soft Rainfall

It’s Raining: Is a intermediate piece in the key of a minor.  The changes in tempo from 6/8 to 4/4 reflect a gentle rain’s changes in movement.  This is a good piece for a level 4-5 student....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, A minor, Impressionistic, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Soft Rainfall

Pensacola Nights

Pensacola Nights: Is a short syncopated intermediate piano piece reflecting the jazz idioms inspired from Twentieth Century American Jazz styles.  It is a light, fun piece for a level 4-5 student....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in F Major, Intermediate, Jazz, L3, L4, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Pensacola Nights

Midnight Ghosts

Midnight Ghosts: Is a good seasonal beginner piano piece written in a mysterious 3/4 tempo and using cross over c minor arpeggios.    ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Beginner, C-minor Position, Children's Corner, Halloween, L2 | Comments Off on Midnight Ghosts

Beaches Of Guam

Beaches of Guam: Is a short relaxing piece that reflects rich jazz harmonies and serves well for a level 3 or 4 student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, F Major, Intermediate, Jazz, L3, L4, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Beaches Of Guam

Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes: Is a lyrical piano solo for the early intermediate student, level 3,  and in the key of G Major.  It is a good memorization piece as it utilizes patterns....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Children's Corner, Early Intermediate, G Major, L3, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Ballet Shoes

McGuire’s Irish Jig

McGuire’s Irish Jig: Is a lively piece  which moves from a C position to middle C and back  and is great for a beginning student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Beginner, Children's Corner, Irish, L1, L2, Middle C Position, Piano Solo, Seasonal | Comments Off on McGuire’s Irish Jig

Barbie Loves Boogie

Barbie loves Boogie: Is a late elementary fun piece with a lively tempo in a middle c position and a boogie style, and written for a level 1-2 student.    ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Beginner, Boogie, Children's Corner, L1, L2, Middle C Position | Comments Off on Barbie Loves Boogie

Ballerina Prelude

  Ballerina Prelude: Is an early intermediate piece for students at a 2-3 level written in G Major.    ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Beginner, Children's Corner, L3, Middle C Position, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Ballerina Prelude

Photographs

Photographs: Is a lyrical piano solo with a ternary form in the key of G Major with a 6/8 time signature and perfect for a level 5-6 student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, G Major, Impressionistic, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Photographs

Where The Wind Blows

Where the Wind Blows: Is a very expressive piece using a lot of rubato, dynamics, counterpoint, and written in a minor for students level 5 through 6....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, A minor, Impressionistic, L5, Late Intermediate, New Age, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Where The Wind Blows

Toccata Rag

Toccata Rag: This lively piece reflects a ragtime style with its syncopated melody over a steady bass line and combines with freestyle passages typical in a toccata form. The intermediate pianist should play with dexterity and technique, accenting the beats...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Advanced, C major, Jazz, L5, L6, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Ragtime | Comments Off on Toccata Rag

Jingle Jangle Boogie

Jingle Jangle Boogie: This traditional popular holiday piece was written by James Lord Pierpont and published in 1857.  Jingle bells is brought to life with a fun “boogie” bass line and great for the intermediate student....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Blues, Boogie, C major, Christmas, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Jingle Jangle Boogie

Vienna Snowfall

Vienna Snowfall: This is a delicate piece utilizing a three note motive and descending thirds with changes in time signature to reflect a soft transforming snowfall . Vienna Snowfall is a great piece for a level 4-5 student....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Christmas, F Major, Impressionistic, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Vienna Snowfall

First Christmas Snow

First Christmas Snow: A delicate piano solo in the key of D Major with meter changes depicting winter’s first snowfall. This seasonal piece is great for the level 4-5 student....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Christmas, D major, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Seasonal | Comments Off on First Christmas Snow

Valentine’s Arabesque

Valentine’s Arabesque: This lyrical piano solo, intended for the intermediate student, is written in the aeolian mode with a rondo form that contains a beautiful two against three note pattern....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, A minor, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Romantic, Seasonal, Valentine's Day | Comments Off on Valentine’s Arabesque

My First Valentine Waltz

My First Valentine’s Waltz: This is a piece in a 3/4 time signature moving from a C position to middle C, and is great for the beginning student.        ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Beginner, Children's Corner, L2, Middle C Position, Piano Solo, Valentine's Day, Waltz | Comments Off on My First Valentine Waltz

Ireland Reverie

Ireland Reverie: This soft melancholic piece is in the key of d minor and has a rich Irish quality containing tempo changes. The intermediate student should give close attention to the voicing as the melody alternates between the right and...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, d minor, Impressionistic, Irish, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Romantic, Seasonal | Comments Off on Ireland Reverie

Springtime Ballad

Springtime Ballad: This is a expressive piano solo in the key of G Major with a ternary form.  The intermediate student will enjoy the pleasing middle section which portrays the beginning of Springtime blossoms....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, G Major, Impressionistic, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Seasonal | Comments Off on Springtime Ballad

Surf’s Up

Surfs Up: This is a fun light blues piano solo with a lively swing rhythm written in the key of C Major and great for the intermediate student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Blues, Boogie, C major, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Student Favorites | Comments Off on Surf’s Up

Letters From Vietnam

Letters from Vietnam: This soft piano solo is intended for a late intermediate student, and is in a ternary form including a tender two against three note pattern in the middle section and ends on a picardy third....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, E Minor, L4, Late Intermediate, Patriotic, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Letters From Vietnam

If I Were A Butterfly

“If I Were a Butterfly” This is a melodic beginning piece in a middle c position which can be played as a solo or one octave higher with the second piano part.      ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Beginner, Children's Corner, L2, Middle C Position, Piano Duet, Piano Solo | Comments Off on If I Were A Butterfly

Summer Prayers

“Summer Prayers” This soft cantabile piano solo intended for the late intermediate student, is in the key of D flat major with changes in meter and in a rondo form.      ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Advanced, Christian, D-flat Major, L5, L6, Piano Solo, Romantic, Seasonal, Student Favorites, Wedding | Comments Off on Summer Prayers

Hannah’s Song

Hannah’s Song is a delicate piano piece for a level 3-4 student in the key of G major with changes in time signature and a reoccurring theme.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, G Major, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano Solo, Romantic, Wedding | Comments Off on Hannah’s Song

Spanish Roses

“Spanish Roses” This tango reflects characteristics found in Latin American dance and contains much articulation with a duple meter, sudden pauses and a lyrical middle section.  Spanish Roses is a great piece for the level 3-4 student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, A minor, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano Solo, Romantic, Student Favorites, Tango, Valentine's Day | Comments Off on Spanish Roses

A Soft September Breeze

“A Soft September Breeze” this delicate piano solo intended for the level 4-5 student is in the key of G major with beautiful simple melodic motifs the recur throughout the piece.      ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, G Major, Impressionistic, Intermediate, L4, L5, Piano Solo | Comments Off on A Soft September Breeze

Haunted Lighthouse

“Haunted Lighthouse” is a short beginning Halloween piano piece in a middle c position containing tritone intervals for a extra “spooky” touch.    ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Children's Corner, Halloween, L1, Middle C Position, Piano / Voice, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Haunted Lighthouse

A Day At Palafox Pier

“A Day at Palafox Pier” is a  gentle piano solo in the key of G major with a soft descending two against three note pattern intended for the level 4-5 student.      ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, G Major, Impressionistic, Intermediate, L4, L5, Piano Solo | Comments Off on A Day At Palafox Pier

A Seaside Ferris Ride

“A Seaside Ferris Ride” is an intermediate piano solo containing ascending and descending broken chords traveling several octaves. The student should give much attention to phrasing and dynamics as the left hand glides evenly to the right portraying a gentle...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, G Major, Impressionistic, Intermediate, L4, Piano Solo | Comments Off on A Seaside Ferris Ride

Ballet At The Saenger

“Ballet at the Saenger” is a short graceful piano piece in the key of C major utilizing a alberti bass to create a sustained accompaniment for the early intermediate pianist.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Children's Corner, Early Intermediate, L3, Piano / Voice, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Ballet At The Saenger

O Come, O Come Immanuel

“O Come, O Come Immanuel” is my arrangement of the beautiful and evocative Christmas hymn which celebrates the advent of our holiday season and was translated to English by John Neale in 1818.  O Come,  O Come Immanuel is in...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Christian, Christmas, d minor, Hymn, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano / Voice | Comments Off on O Come, O Come Immanuel

A Jazzy Jolly Christmas

“A Jazzy Jolly Christmas” is a traditional holiday favorite written by Johnny Marks, arranged with a fun “jazzy” bass line with swing eight notes and great for the late intermediate student.      ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, Boogie, C major, Christmas, Jazz, L5, L6, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo | Comments Off on A Jazzy Jolly Christmas

Wishing On A Christmas Star

“Wishing on a Christmas Star” is a gentle piece arranged for voice and piano in the key of A major, but may also be played as a piano solo intended for a late intermediate student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, A Major, Christmas, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano / Voice, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Wishing On A Christmas Star

Angels We Have Heard On High

“Angels We Have Heard on High” is a beautiful French Christmas carol in the key of C major and great for the early intermediate pianist.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in C major, Christian, Christmas, Early Intermediate, L3, Piano / Voice, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Angels We Have Heard On High

Angelic Hearts

“Angelic Hearts” is a tender intermediate piano solo in the key of C Major with articulations to be played in a flowing manner.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Christian, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano Solo, Romantic, Valentine's Day, Wedding | Comments Off on Angelic Hearts

Heaven’s Tears

“Heaven’s Tears” is a late intermediate piano solo with triplets and second inversion chords that cascade downward into a delicate melody.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, A Major, Christian, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Heaven’s Tears

An Irish Lullaby

“An Irish Lullaby” is a soothing melody with poetic lyrics was made famous by Bing Crosby in 1944, and is a great piece for the level 3-4 student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in F Major, Intermediate, Irish, L3, L4, Piano / Voice, Piano Solo, Traditional | Comments Off on An Irish Lullaby

The Swan

This graceful piano piece is from Saint-Saens’ fourteen movement work entitled “Carnival of the Animals”. It is arranged with a arpeggiated bass line in the key of G major and great for a level four student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Impressionistic, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo | Comments Off on The Swan

Raindrop Etude

“Raindrop Etude” is a soft yet technical piece utilizing triplets and requiring the intermediate pianist to play with a semi detached melodic style which depicts falling raindrops.  YOUTUBE VIDEO...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in G Major, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Romantic, Wedding | Comments Off on Raindrop Etude

Easter Lily

This is a gentle piano solo requiring the level 2 student to play the left hand in a flowing manner, while the right hand stays in a treble c position and ends one octave higher.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in C major, Children's Corner, Early Intermediate, L2, L3, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Easter Lily

Garden Blossoms

Garden Blossoms is a charming piano solo in the key of B-flat major with a sustained melody and great for a late intermediate pianist.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, B-Flat Major, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Romantic, Wedding | Comments Off on Garden Blossoms

Rainbow Rhapsody

Rainbow Rhapsody is a beautiful free flowing one movement piano piece in the key of E major. The late intermediate student should give close attention to the dynamics and tonal color.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in Advanced, E Major, L5, L6, Piano Solo, Romantic, Wedding | Comments Off on Rainbow Rhapsody

Little Rainbow In The Sky

“Little Rainbow In The Sky” is a lyrical piano piece written in G position for a level 2 student.  The right hand moves one octave higher in measure 9,  the left hand moves to treble G position ending with a...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in Beginner, Children's Corner, G position, L2 | Comments Off on Little Rainbow In The Sky

Jazz Moves

“Jazz Moves” is a  lively piano piece in the key of C major reflecting  a jazz idiom and great for the intermediate student.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in Blues, Boogie, C major, Jazz, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Jazz Moves

In A Summer Sky

 “In A Summer Sky”  is a lyrical ballad in the key of G Major requiring  the intermediate student to maintain a relaxed wrist and create subtle musical inflections....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in Christian, G Major, Hymn, Intermediate, L3, L4, Piano / Voice, Piano Solo, Seasonal, Student Favorites, timeless, Wedding | Comments Off on In A Summer Sky

Timeless

This is a delicate hymn in the key of F major with an expressive melody over a broken chord accompaniment and ending with a ornately embellished free flowing cadenza. “Timeless” is a great piece for the level 4-5 pianist....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in Christian, F Major, Hymn, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano / Voice, Piano Solo, Student Favorites, timeless, Wedding | Comments Off on Timeless

Autumn Dreams

“Autumn Dreams” is a charming  seasonal piano solo (written in the key of C major) and reflecting our most colorful season.  The level 5 student will enjoy the recurring brisk section which fades into a gentle melody  yielding into a...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in C major, L5, Late Intermediate, Optional Synthesizer, Piano Solo, Romantic, Seasonal | Comments Off on Autumn Dreams

Imagine Waterfalls

“Imagine Waterfalls” is a programmatic piano solo in a rondo form with decorated aesthetic sections depicting the cascading flow of waterfalls.  The late intermediate pianist should give close attention to the decorated turns which  begin above the principle note....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in C major, Impressionistic, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo | Comments Off on Imagine Waterfalls

Afternoon At Casino Beach

This is a relaxing, light-hearted piano solo I wrote in the key of C major for the intermediate student, and also in D flat major (which falls easy under the fingers)  for the late intermediate student. “Afternoon at Casino Beach”...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, D-flat Major, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Afternoon At Casino Beach

Elegant Ave Maria

This is my arrangement of  “Ave Maria” which was originally brought to us by the French Romantic composer Charles Ground who created a melody to be superimposed over Bach’s Prelude no. 1.  Written in the key of E flat Major,...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in Christian, Christmas, E-flat major, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Romantic, Wedding | Comments Off on Elegant Ave Maria

White Christmas Nocturne

This is my arrangement of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” which was first made famous by Bing Crosby’s performance on his radio show, Christmas day in 1941.  The intermediate pianist will enjoy this rich and lyrical piece in the key of...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in C major, Christmas, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, New This Month, Piano Solo, Romantic, Student Favorites | Comments Off on White Christmas Nocturne

A Winter Wedding

This is a soft melodic vocal and piano piece in the key of D major intended for the late intermediate pianist.  Notice how the melody gently seeps upward to portray the tossing of a winter wedding bouquet.    ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in D major, L5, L6, Late Intermediate, Piano / Voice, Piano Solo, Romantic, Wedding | Comments Off on A Winter Wedding

Romance

“Romance” is a beautiful rondo written in the key of C Major combining a simple leading theme that blends with contrasting sections rich in tonal color. The intermediate pianist should strive to maintain a legato phrasing with a polyrhythmic pattern....

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano Solo, Romantic, Student Favorites, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day | Comments Off on Romance

Snowflake Prelude

This is a soft impressionistic piano piece with images depicting a gentle snowfall.  “Snowflake Prelude” is a great recital piece for the level 3-4 student.  SEE STUDENT VIDEO...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in C major, Christmas, Impressionistic, Intermediate, L3, L4, Student Favorites | Comments Off on Snowflake Prelude

Something More

This is a lyrical hymn for voice, piano, and optional flute written in the key of C Major.  The late intermediate student should play with a flowing character.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, Christian, Hymn, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano / Flute, Piano / Voice, Romantic, Wedding | Comments Off on Something More

Pachelbel’s Prayer

This is a gentle medley of “Pachelbel’s Canon” (originally written in D Major) and Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” written in the key of C Major and arranged for piano with optional flute and cello.  The late intermediate pianist will enjoy this...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano / Flute, Piano Solo, Romantic, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day, Wedding | Comments Off on Pachelbel’s Prayer

Waking up in Paradise

This is a light hearted flowing piece arranged for solo piano with optional flute and strings.  The late intermediate student should maintain a consistent legato fingering with the arpeggiated chords in the left hand.  ...

This content is for 6 Month Membership members only.
Log In Register
Posted in __Member, C major, L4, L5, Late Intermediate, Piano / Flute, Piano Solo, Romantic | Comments Off on Waking up in Paradise