A single, attractive sheet can be just the help a student needs to motivate them to a new level of performance.

Tumble Track, Backstage Pass and The Bridge to Forever are in the National Federation of Music Clubs Bulletin for 2011/2012/2013.

Backstage Pass  This Late Elementary piece sounds much harder than it is. It's a great piece for a student who wants a Rock and Roll kind of sound. I even had a  10-year-old girl play it with her rock band!

Backstage Pass

This Late Elementary piece sounds much harder than it is. It's a great piece for a student who wants a Rock and Roll kind of sound. I even had a  10-year-old girl play it with her rock band!

Swimming with Dolphins Kids love the idea of dolphins, and the thought of swimming with them fascinates them. This charming original melody in middle C position is ideal for any beginning student, includes lyrics and an optional teacher duet.  I like to swim in the ocean, Feeling its watery motion. Sometimes my mammal friends join me; I like the dolphin the best.

Swimming with Dolphins

Kids love the idea of dolphins, and the thought of swimming with them fascinates them. This charming original melody in middle C position is ideal for any beginning student, includes lyrics and an optional teacher duet.

I like to swim in the ocean,
Feeling its watery motion.
Sometimes my mammal friends join me;
I like the dolphin the best.

Postcard Sonatina This simple sonatina is in Middle C position in the key of F Major. It has a "big piece" feel.

Postcard Sonatina

This simple sonatina is in Middle C position in the key of F Major. It has a "big piece" feel.

The Bookworm This cheerful middle C position piece was written for a student who loved to read. It includes brief mirrored hands together passages. Perfect for a first recital.  If I'm missing, you should look For my nose down in a book. If I got to have my way, I'd read night and day.

The Bookworm

This cheerful middle C position piece was written for a student who loved to read. It includes brief mirrored hands together passages. Perfect for a first recital.

If I'm missing, you should look
For my nose down in a book.
If I got to have my way,
I'd read night and day.

The Vanishing Villai This was written for my student, Catia, who was in need of a piece that sounded showy and exciting to play for the Halloween recital. It can be read or taught by rote. It ends with a dramatic glissando that disappears into the mist - just like the vanishing villain in a comic book. In C minor, written without key signature to make the note reading easier. One of the first Attention Grabber pieces - before those books existed!

The Vanishing Villai

This was written for my student, Catia, who was in need of a piece that sounded showy and exciting to play for the Halloween recital. It can be read or taught by rote. It ends with a dramatic glissando that disappears into the mist - just like the vanishing villain in a comic book. In C minor, written without key signature to make the note reading easier. One of the first Attention Grabber pieces - before those books existed!

The Audience  The lyrics of this five-finger solo give it special meaning. Students are encouraged to tell a story through music, "even when the music has no words at all."  Teacher Accompaniment supports the solo part. These lyrics are ones of which I'm particularly fond:   When I hear you playing, I know what you're saying, Even when the music Has no words at all. Sing the melody, Gently, just for me. Take your place onstage, Your audience awaits.

The Audience 

The lyrics of this five-finger solo give it special meaning. Students are encouraged to tell a story through music, "even when the music has no words at all."  Teacher Accompaniment supports the solo part. These lyrics are ones of which I'm particularly fond:

 

When I hear you playing,
I know what you're saying,
Even when the music
Has no words at all.

Sing the melody,
Gently, just for me.
Take your place onstage,
Your audience awaits.

Bridge to Forever  I wrote this tender piece as a gift for my student, David, whose father had passed away exactly a year before. He was only 8 years old when I wrote this for him. I wanted to give him a way to express deep emotions. 

Bridge to Forever

I wrote this tender piece as a gift for my student, David, whose father had passed away exactly a year before. He was only 8 years old when I wrote this for him. I wanted to give him a way to express deep emotions. 

The Tumble Track Cheery and just plain fun, this elementary solo alternates between middle C position and C 5-finger position. Full of catchy slurs and staccatos well-supported by the optional accompaniment.

The Tumble Track

Cheery and just plain fun, this elementary solo alternates between middle C position and C 5-finger position. Full of catchy slurs and staccatos well-supported by the optional accompaniment.

Extraordinary Kid  This is one of the first pieces I wrote for a child with ADD. Every child I've ever taught it to has loved it and somehow I never tire of teaching it. I am an extraordinary kid, Typical is just not me. I will do extraordinary things. You'll just have to wait and see. Look into my future, Wonder what I'll be? You'll just have to wait and see!

Extraordinary Kid

This is one of the first pieces I wrote for a child with ADD. Every child I've ever taught it to has loved it and somehow I never tire of teaching it.

I am an extraordinary kid,
Typical is just not me.
I will do extraordinary things.
You'll just have to wait and see.

Look into my future,
Wonder what I'll be?
You'll just have to wait and see!

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale