Beginning & Early Elementary

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Side by Side, Primer ▪ 21 Duets for Student & Teacher (1 piano-4 hands) 

 

This book is designed to coordinate with The Music Tree series, but can be used with any interval-based reading method. The Primer coordinates with Time to Begin. Co-authored with Amy Glennon.

 

The student part of each duet is also effective when played as a solo. The teacher part enhances the sound and completes the mood. The score uses off-staff, partial-staff and grand staff notation. Great choices for a student's first recital.

 

Titles include: Jumbo, Hide and Seek, The Juggler, Rocking Chair, I Like Jazz,  Trumpets, Mermaid, This Old Man, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

 

 

 

 

Side by Side, Part 1 ▪ 19 Duets for Student & Teacher (1 piano-4 hands) 

This book coordinates with The Music Tree, Part 1, but can be used with any method. Co-authored with Amy Glennon.  Pieces are written on the grand staff and do not include eighth notes.

 

Titles include: Ancient Procession, Down the Drain, Wind Chimes, On the Beach, Monet's Garden, Traffic, My Kite, School Bus Boogie, Looby Loo,  and When the Saints Go Marching In.

Mysterious Shadows   ▪Solo Sheet 

 

The mysterious sounds and feel of this piece in 4/4 meter are achieved through the use of a variety of minor five-finger patterns, including A minor, G minor and D minor, a non-legato pedal and chromatics. The use of non-legato pedal allows the hands to change octaves easily. Changes in tempo add to the overall mood and offer the opportunity for musical playing. 

 

 

 

 

 

Side by Side, Part 2A  ▪12 Duets for Student & Teacher (1 piano-4 hands) 

This book coordinates with The Music Tree, Part 2A, but can be used with any method. Co-authored with Amy Glennon. Pieces use eighth notes and dotted- quarter notes.

Titles include: The Wild West, A Gentle Breeze, Inside the  Pyramid, The Matador, Above the Clouds, Homework Blues and All the World is Sleeping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carnival    ▪Mid-Elementary Solo Collection 

This collection of 11 character pieces is based on the sounds and experiences of day at the carnival. The music uses easily recognized patterns with limited hands-together writing, so the pieces can be learned quickly. For mid- and late elementary students. 

Titles include: Fun House, Space Walk, The Acrobat, Balloons for Sale, Bumper Cars, Ferris Wheel, Fortune Teller, Pony Ride, Roller Coaster, Worlds Strongest Man, and Time to Go Home.