This first book in this series of six books is designed
to develop natural, healthy technique from the very beginning! Students can play with healthy, tension-free movements that produce a beautiful sound while building strong fingers and flexible wrists. Easy step-by-step lesson plan saves valuable lesson time; and every unit ends with a Lesson Day activity. Engaging illustrations and titles help students connect the gesture with the sound.
Children love to imagine and explore the world of butterflies, with their variety of colors and fluttering wings. This collection provides a host of images through music and lyrics that can be used at the earliest primer level. Instruction begins with pre-reading pieces on both black and white keys, and then moves on to the staff. Contains teacher accompaniments.
This is a toad with “attitude,” thanks to the catchy, swing-style teacher accompaniment. Written in Middle C position, it is a great piece for reinforcing repeated notes and staccatos (and ribbits!). With fun lyrics to sing as you imagine hopping along.
Based on the traditional English nursery rhyme Little Robin Red-breast, this piece has lyrics to tell the tale of a kitty chasing a robin. Uses 5-note finger patterns to effectively introduce one-, two-, and four-measure phrasing. An interesting teacher accompaniment adds to the story.
What could be more charming than spending a day with your furry friend? This piece reinforces playing legato phrases with expressive dynamics. It’s in “almost Middle C position” (L.H. thumb on MC and R.H. thumb on D above MC) and has lyrics and a teacher accompaniment.
A charming early elementary piece that portrays a carefree and cheerful dolphin playfully swimming and splashing in the ocean. The student part consists of a single hand position without rests or accidentals. The optional teacher duet part suggests the gentle flow of ocean waves.
From the stately March of the Monarch to the Latin feel of Mariposa, composer Timothy Brown has musically captured the vivid colors and magical beauty of the butterfly. Most pieces are in Middle C Position ("butterfly position") and include teacher accompaniments.
This piece in “almost” Middle C position (L.H. on E-B) is good legato study for an early elementary student. The lush chordal teacher duet adds beauty to the mostly stepwise melody. Lyrics are included.
Just what is making that scary sound late at night? This delightful piece in A minor starts in Middle C position, with hand shifts by the L.H. one key over and one key under Middle C. Features legato and staccato touches, accidentals in front of notes, an optional teacher duet, and lyrics that tell the tale!
This elementary level middle C position piece starts students off playing staccato notes in the RH, while the LH plays a legato line. The alternating articulations, along with the delightful lyrics blend beautifully with the lyrical melody. An optional teacher duet part is included.
This elementary collection contains 10 winning original solos that provide a wonderful supplement to any curriculum. These pieces are perfect for recitals and contain fun music for students to play. Some of the pieces include a teacher accompaniment part, and one piece, Children at Play, is written in a three-movement format.
Students develop healthy, tension-free technique with 4-8 measure exercises mastered on a daily basis. Easy step-by-step lesson plans with daily check-off boxes save valuable lesson time. Engaging illustrations and titles help students connect the gesture with the sound. Helpful technique tips are found throughout the nine units of this 32-page book.
Short, patterned exercises with explicit “how to” tips build technical skills that can be used with all piano methods. Each technical goal is written under the title of each 4-8 measure piece i.e. balance between the hands, weight transfer, flexible wrists, strong fingers, etc. The key signatures of C, G, F and D major appear throughout the book with suggestions for transposition. The appealing art and brevity of each day’s exercise will result in tension-free technique for any student.
Short patterns guide technical development with specific goals in the sub-title such as: free arm, two-note slurs, rotation or balance between the hands. 2B uses larger intervals, ledger lines, cadences, one-octave scales, and more finger crossings. Students read, play and review an exercise (4-8 measures) every day and are encouraged to listen to the sounds they make. Helpful technique tips are found throughout.
The Grizzly Bear Another Grizzly Bear Running in Place Confidence The Long Jump Doing Chin-Ups Blossoming Flower Two in a Rowboat Ready, Set, Go! Looking at the Clouds The Falling Snow Ready, Set, Go Again! Sticky Fingers Climbing Up a Tree with a Friend More Sticky Fingers Doing the Splits A Little Fish Little Ripples Ticking Like a Clock Another Clock Ticking Back and Forth Swirling Cotton Candy 'Round and 'Round Volleyball Game No. 1 The First Yawn The Second Yawn Floating on a Wave Floating on Another Wave Summer Picnic Another Happy Day Marching Along Prankster Relay Race A Butterfly Spreading its Wings Gone Fishing A Robin in Springtime Volleyball Game No. 2 The Carousel The Parade Waiting for the School Bus The Falling Kite Surfing Mini Minuet Seagulls A Racing Boat An Anchored Boat The Singing Cello Irish Dance Higher and Higher Being Stubborn Leaves in the Wind Fiddlin' Around On a Balance Beam The High Jump Chasing a Kite A Colorful Umbrella Playful Chipmunks Bouncing a Ball A Bulldog Going in Circles The Dark Storm Song of the South Crocodile Underwater Shooting Stars A Train in a Tunnel Taking Big Strides Through the Forest
Use Energize Your Fingers Every Day® to develop natural, healthy technique from the very beginning! Students develop healthy, tension-free technique through sets of short exercises to be mastered weekly. Engaging illustrations and titles help students connect technique with music. This series can be used will all piano methods to ensure excellent technical skills.
This elementary piece, which features a more advanced teacher duet, also includes a student part with longer four measure phrases that are gentle and flowing. Lyrics are taken from the nursery rhyme High in the Pine Tree.
Written in the key of C major with no accidentals, this lyrical solo contains an optional teacher duet part. This piece asks you to listen to the sounds around you, and notice that music is everywhere in nature.
The story in this charming piece tells of a little outdoor fireplace that is happy when cooking tortillas. In the key of G with predominantly hands-separate playing, rests and sharp signs are used. Cute lyrics and perky teacher accompaniment make this a recital favorite!
The first book in the New Etudes series begins with 20 small works that present a special technical aspect. Students feel a “relaxed freedom” when they realize the work is focused on exploration rather than performance. The specific goals are listed under each title and include: bouncing both hands with a loose wrist; right hand broken chords; three note slurs; left-hand crossovers and many more. These original etudes range from eight measures to
two pages, include imaginative art, and are sure to develop artistic playing.
Bear Dance The Butterfly Tree Circus Suite The Crumb Factory The Curious Cat Hide-and-Seek Jumping Up and Down Little Etude for the Left Hand The Old Story Petite Minuet Pins and Needles The Rocking Horse Spring Song Ticky Ticky Tick Tock Tidal Wave Upside Down Waltz Village Dance
This bright, three-movement suite is a delightful choice for the elementary piano student. Featuring lyrical melodies set in a variety of dynamics and phrasings, Sunshine Suite is sure to bring joy to your lessons, recitals, and festivals. The optional teacher duets are sure to please!
Young students will be charmed by this song about a clever cat and his attempts to play with a red bird in a tree. This Middle C position piece requires right and left hand coordination. Includes a playful teacher accompaniment.
This tender nighttime piece has sweet lyrics that sing of the Teddy Bear. The four-measure melodic lines use the left hand, sometimes as part of the melody, other times for held-note harmony. There are hand crossings and octave jumps to add interest. A lovely lullaby.
A lyrical elementary level solo that depicts the radiance and joyful feeling of the sun rising and the beginning of a brand new day. The beauty of this piece lies in its simplicity – the melody, harmony and lyrics are sweet and simple, yet very expressive.
A beautiful melody in A minor provides the setting for the approach of autumn. Lyrics convey the passing of summer and colors of the season. There is some hands-together playing with long, legato phrases. Can be played with or without the optional duet accompaniment.
School Zone Yes, I Can! The White Stallion Through the Eyes of Autumn Snowscapes Row On (Don’t Look Back) Solar Flares The Masked Ball Forest Play Moonlight Serenade Firestorm Sebastian’s First Prelude
Timothy Brown brings a fresh approach to etudes with these 22 studies. 14 are one page long, the rest are two pages. Some of the specific technical skills are: learning staccato with both hands; R.H. rotation of 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths; developing loose wrists; playing 6ths; and many more. Interesting, fun and pedagogical–your students will enjoy playing these.
Ants at Work
Around the Corner?
Can’t Stop Now!
Dark Forest Dance
Etude in C Minor
Jump Pop Hop
Look Behind You
Make It Snappy
A Mini Minuet
On the Run
The Prowling Cat
’Round and ’Round
Such a Special Day
Wandering in the Moonlight
Petite Sonatina is a "miniature sonata" for students that prepares them for future sonata playing. This late-elementary piece written in the key of C major consists of three short movements. Each movement is consistent with the classical tradition of the sonata form, but on a much smaller scale.
This delightful piece will bring a smile to the face of every late-elementary student. The minor sounds (and positions) describe a pumpkin dancing on Halloween with rhythmic energy and just the right amount of articulation.
This late elementary solo contains three short movements: the first portraying a happy spirit using a combination of legato and staccato articulations; the second in a lyrical legato style; and the third creating a bright and peppy mood. This piece provides a perfect introduction to the sonatina form for the late elementary level student.
Timothy Brown’s beautiful left-hand melody includes just the right touch of a blocked interval accompaniment. A lovely dance piece, this solo features a very musical middle section and added pedal for color.
From the majestic White Mountain to the sparkling España to the three-movement Sonatina in G, the 11 pieces in this early intermediate collection are sure to be favorites with students, teachers and audiences! Varying moods cover the gamut with tempos such as “with a bounce” in Just Joking Around or “with a lazy swing” in Blue River to “con fuoco” in The Chase. The programmable pieces are 2-3 pages in length in this super supplemental book.
This enchanting, lyrical solo is beautifully and simply choreographed for the early intermediate pianist. The expressive left-hand melody gently sets off the rolling eighths in the right hand with every beat, giving the brook its babbling effect. The impressionistic sound will inspire musicianship. Sure to be a student favorite!
Composer Timothy Brown believes that a unique aspect of music study is the limitless opportunity it presents to explore the student's imagination. The vivid imaginary adventures portrayed in these pieces will help students develop a colorful approach to learning new literature.
Small hands will be able to play this three-movement sonatina that is excellent preparation for the easy Mozart or Clementi sonatinas. Each cheerful movement is two pages long and can be learned quickly.
Cloud Gazing is a lyrical early intermediate level piece in
3/4 that utilizes tenutos to bring out the melody in the eighth-note patterns. The middle section consists of descending eighth-note patterns with a return to the opening material by the end. The melody is expressive and gentle, and students will enjoy this flowing piece for recitals and while at home.
Here is a piece that falls within the Romantic tradition yet is accessible to the Early Intermediate student. This dramatic piece reinforces the D minor scale and cadence; and feels great under the hands. It’s one of those pieces that sounds harder than it is–a perfect selection for a live performance!
From Far Away Places is a collection of eight descriptive piano solos written to depict scenes or events from afar. The variety of musical textures and moods will allow your students many opportunities to focus on technical and interpretive aspects of performance.
With its fast-paced melodic sequences, this composition evokes images of a great race. As your students play it, they will imagine themselves “running and jumping.” Excellent for teaching ABA form, this piece is characterized by its energy and variety. A sure winner!
This energetic piece is highlighted by delightful rhythms and accessible 5ths. Open and blocked 5ths move easily in tandem in the A sections and coda, while a singing minor melody in the B section provides an exciting contrast. Sure to be a big hit at recitals!
Book 3 features pianistic etudes that sound fresh and interesting. Not only are these pedagogical pieces attractive–all could be programmed for auditions or performances. Most of the 14 etudes are two pages and include these concepts: minor scale patterns; L.H. legato study; two and three note slurs; broken chords; staccato playing; contrary motion; chord inversions; ostinato; repeated notes and more.
Ecossaise in C Minor
Etude in G Major
Little Etude in D Minor
Lost, Then Found
Maybe, or Maybe Not!
Prelude in G Minor
Up and Down the Hill
This delightfully impressionistic piece has a westernized sound that retains a hint of the East. Its flowing passages are quick to learn and easily accessible. Pairs of eighths alternate between the hands in arpeggiated runs. Sustained whole notes guide the occasional harmonic movement. Enchanting!