Music and Teaching Materials by Susan Paradis

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Shooting Star


Shooting Star

(SP002)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

Shooting Star is fast and the hands stay in five-finger positions. This makes it easily accessible for  students with limited technical skills. ... (More)
Chasing the Moon


Chasing the Moon

(SP008)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

This is an elementary to late elementary piece with a change of positions in the B section. It is a good piece to get students out of C position in the left hand. Students like the minor sounds and it can be learned quickly. ... (More)
The Androids at Work


The Androids at Work

(SP009)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

Written in the C minor 5-finger pentascales, this piece is easy to learn. A slow introduction of whole tones to give it an "outer space ... (More)
Attack of the Space Trombones


Attack of the Space Trombones

(SP018)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

Students love jokes and satire. This piece has a funny title and it is fun to play. The A section is in G Minor position with some parallel fifths in the B section. If you work on i to iv in D minor, it is easier to learn. I notice I left off the fingering. Maybe you can do that for your students.... (More)

Bless Us O Lord And These Thy Gifts-Secondo


Bless Us O Lord And These Thy Gifts-Secondo

(SP028)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

This is the duet part to a traditional blessing. I ... (More)
Deck the Halls late elementary


Deck the Halls late elementary

(SP069)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

All Christmas music can be found at this link. ... (More)
Silent Night Level 2 


Silent Night Level 2 

(SP075)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is an elementary version of the beautiful Christmas carol, Silent Night. I usually teach the dotted quarter note by rote. ... (More)
Love Somebody, Yes I Do - Late Elementary


Love Somebody, Yes I Do - Late Elementary

(SP102)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

This is the same folk song as the 2 versions above, but I arranged it for ... (More)
There's a Little Wheel A-Turning In My Heart


There's a Little Wheel A-Turning In My Heart

(SP103)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

Some of my late elementary students wanted a Valentine song, so I arranged this folk song for them. If you know this song, you can see that the dotted rhythms in the melody have been simplified for this arrangement.

I kept changing things around, but I finally decided to post this version..... (More)

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