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This is my arrangement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata No. 14 third movement written in the key of d minor and great for the intermediate pianist....
Let me introduce to: Print Johann Sebastian Bach (Baptized 1685-1750) German Baroque Era Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany in 1685. As a child, Bach’s father taught him to play violin and harpsichord. His uncles were all musicians, serving as … Continue reading
This is Beethoven’s beautiful theme from the second movement of his “Pathetique Sonata” (Op. 13) arranged in the key of G major and intended for the intermediate pianist. ...
“Heaven” is a delicate piano solo utilizing triplets , melodic motifs intended for the level 2 pianist and written by my eleven year old student Kylie. Heaven by Kylie
This is Alexander Morovsky’s ominous “Prelude in c minor” written with a left hand crossing over a steady chordal right hand with a arpeggiated ending, perfect for the intermediate to late intermediate pianist.Prelude in c minor
Chopin coloring sheet Have your beginning students color this Chopin coloring page as they listen to his famous “Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2”.
This is my arrangement of Beethoven’s “For Elise” with the original theme surrounded by alternate episodes in the key of C major. “Beethoven & Elise: is a beautiful rondo intended of the late intermediate pianist....
This is a easy arrangement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” written in the key of G major and intended for the level 2 pianist....
This beautiful, romantic waltz by Chopin is arranged with a seamless bass line to be played in a flowing manner and a melody line utilizing decorative ornaments with fingerings added for the late intermediate student....
This is a polyphonic short piano piece written in the key of C minor with a Baroque style, composed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in 1766. “Solfeggietto is a perfect piece for the level 4-5 student. SEE STUDENT VIDEO Solfeggietto
This is a beautiful jazz standard arranged in the key of F major with an arpeggiated bass line and great for the late intermediate pianist. “Love is here to Stay” was one of the final compositions George Gershwin wrote, which...
This is a song written by my seven year old student Emma in the key of G major . “I Wish & Dream” is a great piece for the level two pianist. I Wish & Dream
This is Debussy’s beautiful “Reverie” written in 1890 with a dream like motif which recurs and evolves with rich textures , exotic harmonies and two against three rhythms in the key of F major. “Reverie” is a great impressionistic solo...
This is a beautiful piece by David Lanz arranged for violin, cello, and piano by my students Li ann and Jillian. Cristoforis Dream
This is the first of three short piano compositions published in Paris in 1888 and written by the French composer Erik Satie. “Gymnopedie” no. 1 is a gentle melancholic piece in the key of D major with a progression of beautiful mild dissonances … Continue reading
“Garden’s Grow” is a delicate beginning piano and voice piece in the key of C major with a optional repeat and written by my student Emma at age five. Gardens Grow free download
“Elegant Impromptu” is my arrangement of the cantabile and lyrical middle section of Frederic Chopin’s “Fantasie-Impromptu” written in the key of C major. The intermediate to late pianist will enjoy it’s rich harmonies and evolving sustained melody which fades into...
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
“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
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.
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
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”....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...