Brady’s Run Park – Early Morning Hike

Videos for bird song …. No 1, No 2, No3, No 4

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Shortnin’ Bread

What happens when Mama’s baby is hungry?

Shortnin’ Bread with pepperoni pizza and other tasty treats. A fun duet for a first year string student with a second year piano student. Here is a video of the first performance.

One of the first arrangements I published, this spring I had students using it again. It reminded me of how enjoyable it is to play.

It is available for violin and piano as a digital download on sheetmusicplus or sheetmusic direct. There is also a version for viola and piano on sheetmusicplus or sheetmusic direct. Cellists can also play with music from sheetmusicplus or sheetmusic direct.

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My Heart Will Go On for Cello Quartet

The love theme from Titanic is now available for cello quartet. All the cello parts share the melody. The first cello must be able to read treble clef and play in thumb position. All the other parts are in lower positions. Listen to it here.

Get the music as a digital download on sheetmusicdirect or sheetmusicplus.

Titanic Cello Quartet
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Summer Schedule

Just a reminder, the summer music lesson schedule begins on Monday, June 6.

young musician at the piano
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Cats with a Fiddle

Cats with a Fiddle is a new sheet music title containing two jigs in first position. The jigs are in D Major and B Minor. Excellent supplementary material for playing across the fingerboard. The music is available as a digital download for violin, viola and cello. Dance into June with the new pieces.

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My Heart Will Go On from Titanic

I had a student request for Titanic. The sheet music for the easy piano arrangement is now available. It is a digital download on sheetmusicdirect and sheetmusicplus. The left hand is a one note accompaniment with no chords. The right hand is melody throughout. Both hands must shift to new positions during the piece. If you would like to listen to it, I have a video. The solo piano arrangement is suitable for performance and recital.

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New Music Night Recital Photos

In April, we began writing tunes to help internalize musical skills. The composers performed their pieces in an online format on May 20. Enjoy the photos from the event.

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Bella Notte for String Instrument and Piano

Bella Notte the dog’s love theme music from Lady and the Tramp gets a new treatment with arrangements for violin and piano, viola and piano and cello and piano.

All three arrangements are suitable for a young string player. The piano part doubles the melody in the string part for intonation security. Bella Notte is playable entirely in first position in the key of G.

Listen to the cello and piano version here.

Listen to the violin and piano version here.

Listen to the viola and piano version here.

All the arrangements are available as a digital download.

Bella Notte for Violin and Piano

Bella Notte for Viola and Piano

Bella Notte for Cello and Piano

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Augustan Club Waltz for Cello Quartet or Cello Ensemble

A new arrangement of Scott Joplin’s Augustan Club Waltz is now available. It is a challenging cello quartet arrangement. Three of the cello parts require multiple clef reading. It would be easier with more cellists because the double stops could be divided between players. Listen to the third section here. ¬†Get your copy as a digital download.

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May the 4th be with You

There is a new learn by ear video available. Sound Explorers worked on Princess Leia’s Theme and the Imperial March. Enjoy!

Do or do not, there is no try.
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