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Chasing the Moon


Chasing the Moon

(SP001)

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)
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)
Jazzin' On the Soccer Field


Jazzin' On the Soccer Field

(SP003)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Music

This is an easy early intermediate piece with a swing rhythm and a jazzy feel. I recently revised it so I'm posting it again for ... (More)
Water Lilies


Water Lilies

(SP006)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

This is a gentle pentatonic piece ... (More)
Windsong


Windsong

(SP007)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

I wrote this for an older beginner. I wanted something expressive, simple enough for a beginner, and not childish. I have since used it with a lot of students and every one has liked it. ... (More)
Little Princess of the Garden


Little Princess of the Garden

(SP008)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

If you have a little princess who is just beginning piano like I did, this will be the perfect piece for her. Written in middle C position, I hope the singable ... (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)
Midnight Snack


Midnight Snack

(SP010)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

This is an elementary  mysterious sounding piece ... (More)
The Dragon's Lair


The Dragon's Lair

(SP011)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

This is a fast piece in D minor.  Boys especially like the fierce dragon on the cover. The great thing about publishing your own music is that you can change it around. I.... (More)

Poor Fuzzy Wuzzy


Poor Fuzzy Wuzzy

(SP012)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Poor Fuzzy Wuzzy is a beginning reading piece that comes from my book Sunny Solos. ... (More)
The Bulldozer


The Bulldozer

(SP013)

Level: Pre-reading

Type: Music

This is a pre-reading solo with hands together. The words and photo come from my book Sunny Solos, but I wrote a new tune for a beginning student who was thrilled to be using both hands at the same time, and he loved the full sound. ... (More)
Roses in the Springtime


Roses in the Springtime

(SP014)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

This is a soft and sweet piano solo that I hope your students will enjoy. It is from my soon-to-be-published book, Saturday Solos. This song contains steps and skips, and the right hand thumb is on middle D. Feel free to change the fingering to middle C position if you prefer. ... (More)
Spybot


Spybot

(SP016)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Music

A Spybot is a robot who sneaks around spying on everything. Before you use this piece, check out the second page. It is more difficult than the first page. My students are always surprised, but I tell them you never know what you.... (More)

Wings on Ice


Wings on Ice

(SP017)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Music

This was on my website a few years ago, and I'm re-posting it.

I wrote this for a middle school girl.... (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)

Speeding Underground


Speeding Underground

(SP019)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

This is an easy Level 1 solo in C minor 5-finger position. It ... (More)
All Things Bright and Beautiful


All Things Bright and Beautiful

(SP020)

Level: Elementary

Type: Music

This is an easy arrangement of the well-loved children's hymn. The melody is a traditional English melody Royal Oak. ... (More)
Be Thou My Vision


Be Thou My Vision

(SP021)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

I wrote this for a beginning older student to play in our Hymn Festival. This is an old hymn, but it has been recorded by contemporary Christian groups and many students are familiar with it. Since this is written for early level students, I changed the time signature to 6/4 so no eighth notes ar.... (More)

Amazing Grace


Amazing Grace

(SP022)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

This ... (More)
America the Beautiful


America the Beautiful

(SP023)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

Here is an easy version of America the Beautiful, just in time for the Fourth of July. Students at this level usually haven.... (More)

All Creatures of Our God and King


All Creatures of Our God and King

(SP024)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Music

This beautiful hymn that is a favorite of so many people..... (More)

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