Four of my favorite simple Sonatinas. If you've taught these before, you'll be pleased to be reminded of them. If they are new to you, you're in for a treat!
This is the first piece by Vandall that I ever taught and remains one of my favorites. Comfortable hand position changes and interesting harmonies. Any movement can be a stand-alone recital piece, but my students particularly love the third movement.
Perfectly written, beautiful and sweet. I give this piece to my more musical students as a challenge piece. It looks harder than it is - reading is a bit tricky, but it's completely worth it. Every student I've ever taught it to has loved it. Suitable for a child just heading into early intermediate repertoire.
This simple piece has jazzy rhythms and a big, important sound to it. It's such a favorite of my students that I have to be careful not to give it to more than one at a time. Otherwise there's a fight over who gets to play it on the recital.
This piece is a staple on my fall Halloween recital. I'm particularly fond of the second movement, Exploring the Haunted Mansion, which uses long pedals and interesting harmonies. I often have a student play only that movement on the recital. Early intermediate level.