New Modern Sonatina Available

A New Modern Sonatina! Get your kids to say

Is there such a thing as a modern sonatina? How do you compose a modern sonatina? What makes a sonatina a sonatina anyway?

Those are the questions I asked when the Katy Music Teachers Association commissioned me to write an elementary modern sonatina for their sonatina festival this year! But they didn’t just want a sonatina. They wanted a sonatina that kids could get excited about. A modern sonatina that elementary students could wow people with! Kay from the Katy Music Teachers Association wanted to be able to assign a student a sonatina and have the student say,

“Yay! I love sonatinas!”

We all want that, right? 🙂

Katy Texas Did Something for All Teachers!

The Katy Music Teachers Association has done something for all teachers by commissioning the writing of a modern, elementary level sonatina. They asked me to write a sonatina that would make the audience say,

“I want to hear that again!”

And something that would incorporate FUN!

“…maybe some tapping, clapping, knocking on fallboard or bench, glissandos, pedal effects – something that is playful in nature. Of course, the piece should be smart as to pedagogy, not asking for crazy fingering or hand positions. Something that incorporates a theme or mood – and in short – the listener thinks – “I want to hear that again!”

Whew! It was a tall order, but I think it’s happened! See what you think:

The Soggy Sonatina - late elementary modern sonatina with glissandos and snapping! |

Get 3 Separate Pieces or 1 Big Modern Sonatina!

Three movements are featured in this modern sonatina including:

  • Springs and Sprinkles – features sonata form complete with two glissandos and a magnificently impressive ending!
  • View From the Canoe – a lyrical, calm movement with enough ease to help your students learn voicing and beautiful nuance. This movement is in minuet and trio form.
  • Snakin’ Through the Bayou – Lots of options are open on this movement! Students can snap instead of using their right hand in some places, or even invite a friend to snap in places while they play. It also feature a place where students can hiss like a snake if they’d like (optional of course). Lots of creative ways to perform this movement!

Purchase Options

Purchasing a studio license permits you to print as many copies as you ever need for students you directly teach. It is an amazing bargain as it means that you get an unlimited supply of that piece of music for your lifetime!

I. Springs and Sprinkles
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II. View from the Canoe
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III. Snakin’ Through the Bayou
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Get all 3 studio licensed movements for $5 off!
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Printed Sheet Music

You can also purchase this as printed music (12 pages) that will be shipped to you! (U.S. only)

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Details of “The Soggy Sonatina:”

  • Level: Late elementary
  • Pages: 10 pages of music. All covers for individual movements included in the digital studio license
  • Style: 3 different styles – I. Modern classical and grand II. Lyrical III. Jazzy
  • Format: Print OR PDF instant download

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What is a studio license of “The Soggy Sonatina?”

Studio License – When you purchase a digital studio license, you are permitted to print The Soggy Sonatina for use with students you directly teach for as long as you are teaching! This cannot be shared with or transferred other teachers, even within the same studio. See terms and conditions for full information.

Can I copy the printed music? 

No. Prints never have a reproducible license. Only 1 print per student may be used.

How much is shipping?

Shipping is based on weight and is calculated when you checkout. You can check the shipping price before you purchase. You can fit a lot of music in a package for just $5!

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