Containing lyrics and teacher accompaniments, this pre-reading collection will be enjoyed by beginners of all ages. The five white-key pieces and four black-key pieces depict sights and sounds that might be experienced in a day spent in the country. When played with the teacher accompaniments, the pieces represent major and minor keys, as well as Dorian, Aeolian, and Mixolydian modes.
Mary Leaf's A Day in the Mountains is sure to pique the interest of pre-reading students. Inspired by the simple beauty and abundant nature found nestled in the mountains, students will love playing these sweet and graceful melodies while growing as pianists in the process.
These two pre-reading solos offer a charming peek into the sights and sounds of Scotland. Students will thoroughly enjoy the lively and rhythmic Pipes & Dreams. The lyrical and artistic Highlands of Scotland is sure to take their learning to new heights!
This pre-reading Halloween piece is played on the black keys around Middle C, with the L.H. extending over R.H. to play an additional black key. The lyrics and teacher accompaniment add much mystery to the mood of this piece.
This pre-reading collection contains a mixture of folk tunes, nursery songs, and novelty pieces that beginners of all ages will recognize and enjoy playing. Some student parts are written only for the black keys, while others use a variety of hand positions on the white keys. Optional teacher accompaniments are included for each piece, as well as lyrics.
Kids' Klassics, Volume 2 contains pre-reading arrangements of timeless children's songs. Some of the pieces are written on black keys, and read with finger numbers that follow the keyboard diagram located on the top of the page. Others are white-key pieces with the letter names written within the note heads. Included is an optional teacher duet that adds a full and mature sound for both the student and listener. Optional teacher duets are included.
Beautiful and atmospheric, Night Songs presents two pre-reading companion pieces: Night Wind on white keys (A minor), and Night Lights on black keys. These lively pieces are sure to be fall recital favorites.
This creative pair of solos, in contrasting styles, offers the beginning pianist an opportunity to experience a wide range of sounds at the Pre-Reading Level. Students and teachers alike will love the imaginative melodies, complemented by clever teacher duets that enhance the imagery of the lyrics.
An original pre-reading Christmas piece that tells the story of the miraculous night that Christ was born. The piece is gentle and legato with a teacher accompaniment that adds fullness to complete the mood.
This is a delightful pre-reading piece that gives the beginning student a chance to play the LH over the RH on black-key patterns. Accompanied by a full and legato teacher part, the pre-reading student will love playing this piece while experiencing movement around the keyboard.
Witches on Broomsticks is a pre-reading Halloween piece with the student part written on the black keys centered around Middle C. The lyrics and teacher accompaniment add drama and excitement to this piece. Your pre-reading student will have great fun expressing the "scary" mood by playing the different dynamics and singing along!
Perfect for Halloween, A Frightful Night presents staccato/legato articulations, a variety of dynamics and 8va playing. Fanciful lyrics and teacher duet highlight this wonderful piece. Young students will have a howling good time!
A cheerfully macabre solo with a tempo mark that indicates “with bones rattling”! In A minor, this pedagogical piece with sequential five-finger patterns explores the lower range of the piano with an 8vb. Legato and staccato touches are juxtaposed, and putting hands together is easy. Great teaching material.
These pieces don’t venture far from Middle C and provide excellent supplemental material for a beginning student. Very descriptive titles such as My Special Star, Still the Ancients Whisper, Castle on the Hill, Night Watch and others are engaging, expressive pieces that include lyrics and optional teacher duets.
This wonderful collection offers the elementary student a musically enriching and imaginative experience. These fanciful pieces feature ordinary insects and extraordinary music! Beautifully written teacher duets enhance the fun!
This could be the first sheet for students who started in the Fall. Thumbs are next to each other (L.H. on B and R.H. on Middle C) in the key of A minor with stepwise motion throughout. There are lyrics and an optional teacher duet.
Students who love horses can learn a lot from this piece in Middle C position. It uses no accidentals and has a clever lyric that mentions many different kinds of horses–from Chincoteague ponies to Clydesdales to Lipizzaners. The lovely waltz also features an optional teacher duet.
Our Snowfort celebrates the fun of building a snow fort and throwing snowballs! This piece, written in 4/4 and in the Middle C position, does not have any accidentals or rests. Includes an easy teacher duet part.
The 13 pieces in this book will appeal to young beginners with titles such as: I Love Horses; Zoo on Saturday; Ladybug, Ladybug; Flickering Firefly and many more. It’s a great book that reinforces Middle C position written in the keys of C, G mixolydian, C minor, and A minor. All have optional duets, and most have lyrics.
In the Glen
Zoo on Saturday
It's Not Summer Anymore!
I Love Horses
Still the Ancients Whisper
The Woolly Mammoth
Papa's Pumpkin Patch
The Little Red Caboose
Time to Boogie
This early elementary level solo is about a little tabby cat that likes to follow trick or treaters as they go door to door on Halloween. Written in an "almost" Middle C position, this piece offers students legato four-measure phrases, piano and forte dynamics, quarter, half, and whole notes, and a teacher duet part.
Young students in the early elementary level will love the prehistoric setting of this Middle C solo in A minor. The catchy melody and creative lyrics will keep students wanting to play this one over and over. In addition, the optional teacher duet adds harmonic richness and is easy to sight-read.
Two to Play, Book 1 is a wonderful collection of original pieces written in equal parts for early elementary students. Since equal part early elementary duets are sometimes difficult to find, these new original duets will become invaluable in your studio!
A charming piece for the early elementary student, Zoo on Saturday expresses every child's delight at the prospect of a special outing! The legato melody is written in middle C position with several hands-together moments, while the staccato teacher duet adds to the excitement. Fun for everyone!
Book 1 of A Leaf Collection is a wonderful artistic elementary collection of original solo piano pieces. Inspired by the composers' own variety of experiences from different seasons, historical events, and different people, this collection is a collage of many things set to music. Students will have an assortment of themes in which to use their imaginations.
This elementary duet written for one piano four hands is in the key of A minor and 4/4 time. This piece offers an interesting contrast in articulations between the primo and secondo parts, giving each student an opportunity to play the melody.
Peaceful and serene, this song is about a dolphin swimming free in the ocean. It features a beautiful flowing accompaniment suggesting the coming and going of the tide. This solo will appeal to adult beginners as well as younger students.
This charming elementary piece deals with the rite of passage of loosing a tooth. A piece in “Almost Middle C” position (R.H. on D, L.H. on C) with no accidentals. Clever lyrics that tell a story and an optional teacher duet adds to the charm.
This creative collection provides a variety of musical experiences. Keys, modes, and moods combine with imagery that sparks the imagination! Students will rock with dinosaurs, watch meteors and comets racing in the night sky, and even ride a zip line! Some pieces have lyrics; all have an optional teacher (or sibling!) duet that is easy to play.
This charming work takes the student on a virtual field trip, studying all kinds of insects - from crickets, to praying mantises, to yellow jackets. Clever melodic writing fits easily under the hands, yet is musically satisfying. Adorable, memorable lyrics keep students interested and motivated. This collection will become a studio favorite!
This Middle C piece tells a charming story of a cat named Johann who waits for that special time in the day when he can listen to his owner practice piano! The piece has a cute melodic line played both with legato and staccato articulations, and contains an optional teacher duet part. Cat lovers will enjoy this one!
My Carousel Horse is a charming elementary level waltz that depicts a child on an imaginary journey riding a carousel horse, flying high above the treetops and mountains. Written in Middle C position, this piece also contains an optional teacher duet part.
Pixie Pranks is a whimsical, quick tempo piece characterized by staccatos throughout. This elementary solo contains a teacher duet part for extra support and is a great piece to practice playing with a light and nimble staccato touch.
What could be cuter than a cat that likes to hide in the food pantry? This charming piece, which includes an optional duet part, is a good reinforcement for the key of F major. Hands are in “almost Middle C” position (L.H. thumb on Middle C, R.H. thumb on D). Mostly hands alone playing and R.H. has a crossover to Bass C. Darling lyrics tell the story of this real-life experience!
This second set of pieces evokes the student’s emotions and imaginations as the music portrays various experiences. The titles include: Mist from the Sea; Escape in the Night; Drifting on the River; Starship Galileo; Undercover!; The Rocky Mountain Express; and others. There are nine pieces in varying keys, eight of which have an optional duet for a sibling, older student or the teacher. Each piece is pedagogically sound and carefully leveled so progress can be gradual and fun!
Agent in Disguise is a secretive sounding piece depicting the image of a secret agent quietly and carefully working undercover. Students will love the mysterious mood, created by the minor tonality and varied articulations consisting of staccatos, accents, and slurs. Students will have fun pretending they are the "agent in disguise!"
A perky piece in the key of F major where players re-enact the batter’s box by shifting places on the bench to be the “batter up”. Each part fits easily under the hands. Audiences will consider this performance a homerun! Parts are stacked–making coaching easy. Three copies under one cover.
Kids love dinosaurs, and this late-elementary collection is a romp through their prehistoric world. Mary Leaf’s clever lyrics allow the dinosaurs to talk about themselves and students learn of their uniqueness. Accidentals are used throughout these 2-3-page pieces in a variety of keys. Challenge your students to identify the dinosaurs on the delightful, colorful cover!
First Light depicts the haunting sound of a Native-American flute. The slow, expressive nature of the piece offers students a chance to learn balance between the hands, and to shape melodic phrases. Students will be motivated by the sound of flute-like grace notes in the right hand and by the rich accompanying texture.
Marked “pacing and prowling” the A minor mode and descriptive lyrics tell of a very hungry lion who is ready to eat anything! Constant hands-together playing (eighth notes in the R.H. and longer note values in the L.H.) with just a few hand shifts keeps this piece within the range of a late 2nd-year student.
This fast and rhythmic early elementary piece is written in the Middle C position. The L.H. has an added B flat and simple intervals of a third that fall within the Middle C position. There is minimal hands together playing, and the lyrics portray the excitement of riding on a train with the sounds one would hear as it is races down the track. Included is an optional teacher duet to fill in the harmony.