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Cockles and Mussels Play Along Videos

I’ve created some play-along videos to facilitate learning the March tune in A Year of Folk Tunes for Piano. To work through all the videos, you will have learned the first verse. Cockles and Mussels, introduction video Cockles and Mussels, … Continue reading

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A Year of Folk Tunes for Piano

A systematic way to approach learning all 12 keys, A Year of Folk Tunes for Piano is now available. Each month has 5-finger warm-ups, arpeggios and scales for the focus key. The folk tunes have an easier verse and a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Cast a Spell

Need help with your spell? Check out the video.

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Black Cat

How do you play Black Cat? Check out the video.

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Summer Project: Carnival of Venice

Molly and Bingan recorded the Carnival of Venice. It was rehearsed together most Fridays this summer for about 15 min. a week. Curious to hear how it turned out? The video is here.

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On Your A Game

On Your A Game is a piano duet in A minor for early elementary players. In 3/4 time it requires the pianists to step up to the plate with accurate counting. Sheet music is available here. Listen to On Your … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Carols: Orange Set

All of the Orange Set carols have a demonstration video. You can listen to O Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manger, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Joy to the World. … Continue reading

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Composing Project 1

Print the staff paper. Draw your clef. Write time signature of 4/4. Use whole notes and the notes C and G. Write 8 measures of music. Label your notes. Remember your bar lines. Use a double bar line at the … Continue reading

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Fall Schedule

Fall Schedule begins Monday, August 31.

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