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New Holiday Rote and Reading Black Key Piece - Jolly Old St. Nicholaus - black key piano solo Rote and Reading by Wendy Stevens

 $9.99  Studio license (Short sale)

New Holiday Rote and Reading™ Black Key Piece!

You asked for more Rote and Reading Holiday pieces, so here it is! I’m so excited about this one because it’s a holiday Rote and Reading black key piece, so it’s perfect for your beginning piano students!

Just how easy is this holiday Rote and Reading Black Key Piece?

holiday rote and reading black key piece Early Elementary ComposeCreate order of pieces

This arrangement of Jolly Old St. Nick is early elementary – super easy!

The position of the fingers on the black keys are clearly shown in the music. Then, students can read by finger number to help reinforce the concept of finger numbers. But students can also see the direction of the notes as they play, so they can begin to learn the spacial relationship of notes.

There are no 8vas used in the piece because I wanted to clearly show the student which direction their hands will move. For example, in the first line, you might think that all those ledger lines notes will be a little scary, but it won’t the scare the student because it just shows them that they play those black key notes high on the piano. Then, there’s an down arrow showing that they move down. Then, they can clearly see in the next line that the notes are lower.

All of that to say…don’t let the ledger lines scare you, because they won’t scare the students! Just show them where to start and the finger numbers will make it easy! Then, they’ll easily be able to figure out if their hands move up or down based on where the notes are on the staff.

Bonus mp3s to send to students!

We’re including bonus mp3 recordings of the piece without voiceovers and lyrics. You can email these mp3s to your student to give them motivation to practice and an example of how to play it correctly. It’s not intended to be an accompaniment track. But the recording will let the student and parent know what the piece should sound like during the week.

Watch the new Rote and Reading Black Key Piece here:

New Holiday Rote and Reading Black Key Piece - Jolly Old St. Nicholaus - black key piano solo Rote and Reading by Wendy Stevens

Go Tell It on the Mountain

  • 1 Piano solo with teacher duet (digital PDF)
  • Cover (we always include that)
  • 2 Bonus mp3 recordings of the solo piece. One is the solo at a slow tempo. One is the duet at a fast tempo.

Studio licensed – So you can make prints of both of these pieces for yourself AND any students you directly teach for your entire lifetime of teaching!

$9.99  Studio license

New Holiday Rote and Reading Black Key Piece - Jolly Old St. Nicholaus - black key piano solo Rote and Reading by Wendy Stevens

Rote and Reading Bundle:
Jolly Old St. Nick, Jingle Bells, Away in a Manger

  • 1 Jolly Old St. Nicholaus (digital PDF)
  • 1 Jingle Bells (digital PDF)
  • 1 Away in a Manger (digital PDF)
  • Bonus mp3 recording for Jolly Old St. Nick
  • 3 covers (we always include that)

Studio licensed – So you can make prints of both of these pieces for yourself AND any students you directly teach for your entire lifetime of teaching!

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