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We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Cups

2017-11-14T13:39:17-06:00

Here's a fabulously fun piano arrangement of We Wish You a Merry Christmas that includes an easy cup tapping routine for your audience! Perfect as the ending of a holiday or Christmas piano recital.

Rhythm Cup Explorations 2

2017-11-14T13:53:16-06:00

Rhythm Cup Explorations - Book 2 If you thought Rhythm Cup Explorations Book 1 was fun, you are going to love this second cup tapping book. Students are crazy about cup tapping these days and this book will ignite their passion for practicing rhythms! If you don't know why kids are crazy about cup tapping, watch these videos: Anna Kendrick Cup Tapping Song and The Kids in the Gym Gaelic Version. Here are just a few things that will happen in your studio with this book: Your kids are going to go crazy for rhythm practice! Their rhythm skills will improve. New neural pathways for rhythm will form in their brain, helping them in all rhythmic areas They will tell their friends (it's perfect for a "bring a friend" lesson) They will love you and think you are the most amazing, "with-it" teacher ever Details: Level: Elementary - Advanced (there is something for all levels here) Pages: 32 reproducible pages (yes, that's double the first book!) Extras: 5 pages for all 5 levels (there were only 3 pages for 4 levels in book 1), Extra challenge page for dotted quarters Rhythm Concepts Covered: Basic triple time (easy), dotted quarters, compound time (with a touch of hemiola), eighth note syncopation, sixteenth note syncopation Format: PDF instant download - After you click the link, it will go to your downloads folder! Purchase Here: North American Edition (quarter, eighth, sixteenth)  $13.99 and reproducible International Edition (crotchet, quaver, semiquaver)  $13.99  and reproducible North American Edition (quarter, eighth, sixteenth)  $13.99 and reproducible International Edition (crotchet, quaver, semiquaver) $13.99  and reproducible Bundle (Book 1, Book 2, plus Book 1 accompaniment beats) $30.97  $27.97 Bundle [...]

Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations

2017-11-14T13:57:04-06:00

Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations The holiday edition of Rhythm Cup Explorations will be the highlight of this year's group party, partner lessons, or music class! Another supplement to the fun, reproducible rhythm curriculum (Rhythm Menagerie and Rhythm Manipulations, and Rhythm Cup Explorations), Rhythm Cup Exploration Holiday Edition takes advantage of “the cup craze” to re-enforce rhythms you've been teaching all year! And the holiday edition adds new elements like music to play while students tap, reaching and cup tapping each other's cups, tossing cups, and more! But don't take my word for it, look at the faces of the students in this video! Details: 3 levels of rhythms that accompany the songs in a musical way Both secular and sacred selections so you can choose what works best for your studio (2 non-religious and 1 religious) Specifically: Deck the Hall, Joy to the World, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas Tips for making your cup tapping holiday class a smashing success (no pun intended...the kiddos seem to think it's really fun to smash the cups at the end, even though that's not indicated in the music!) Buying options: Reproducible license: $12.99 Use for any number of students under your direct instruction. Best Value! It's like getting an unlimited supply of your favorite book! You only have to buy it once and you can use it for any student under your direct instruction. Click picture to see samples. My students love the cup exercises - even the ones that I thought might not! Most popular products: Most popular music: [...]

He is Born

2017-11-14T14:02:08-06:00

He is Born This arrangement of "He is Born" has the perfect pacing to uplift, encourage, and brighten any recital or church audience! The delicate introduction opens into a warm presentation with subtle rhythmic and harmonic shifts the push the momentum forward. The bold, bell like conclusion will continue to ring joyfully in listener's ears. Musically satisfying for both the student and the mature performer. Details: Level: Mid to late intermediate Pages: 7 pages, 5 pages of music, cover included! Style: Melancholy, joyful Format: PDF instant download! Buying options: Studio license: $9.99 Use for any number of students under your direct instruction. (Includes music and cover!) Best Value! It's like getting an unlimited supply of your favorite music! You only have to buy it once and you can use it for any student under your direct instruction. Single license: $4.99 Use for only 1 student. (Includes music, instructions, cover AND 3 mp3s at different tempos) We've made it easier for the teachers shopping on our site by making "studio use" the default. That's fewer clicks for a faster checkout! We hope it's helpful! Click picture to see samples. It's so catchy! I'm going to use it for my hard-to-engage kids! This is brilliant! FUN! Sounds like a great recital finale with several pianos and keyboard going and the audience clapping! Most popular products: Most popular music:

Rhythm Menagerie, Manipulations, and Cup Explorations

2017-11-14T14:05:02-06:00

While these items are not music, they will help your students to play ALL music more rhythmically accurate. In addition, these very popular reproducible books are one of the hottest selling items in the ComposeCreate portfolio and will produce long lasting benefits in each of your students. Rhythm Menagerie Rhythm Menagerie is an exciting, reproducible PDF resource that features fun and intriguing activities to explore new rhythmic concepts. Rhythm Menagerie is much more than just a set of your typical clapping exercises! Each unit showcases a unique animal and often incorporates some of the fun antics of that animal in the student’s activities. This reproducible curriculum is designed to take away distractions like note reading so that students can focus on learning new rhythms. The 92 page PDF resource is designed to be a comprehensive approach to teaching and practicing rhythm and can be used alongside any method. Watch this video and visit the Rhythm Menagerie Page to see samples and read more about it. Rhythm Manipulations Rhythm Manipulations is the second book in the Reproducible Rhythm Explorations series and picks up right where Rhythm Menagerie left off. Rhythm Manipulations is designed to appeal to more mature students such as pre-teens and teens as it explores more advanced rhythmic concepts. Each unit showcases original contemporary art which visually represents the rhythmic concept in the unit. The older student will enjoy investigating how the visual and aural rhythms intersect. Most especially, they will enjoy the rhythmic activities that are appropriate to their age and interests. Watch this short video about Rhythm Manipulations and visit the Rhythm Manipulations Page for samples and more information. Rhythm Cup Explorations Rhythm Cup Explorations [...]

Drastic Measures

2017-11-14T14:05:39-06:00

Drastic Measures “Drastic Measures” is a blast for young and old intermediate students and will certainly be a crowd pleaser at this year’s recital! This piece is, well, drastic! And the nervous energy will keep audience members excited and engaged throughout the piece. After my student played this at our spring recital, I had students begging me to play this new piece! Yes, the cover design is intentional. Do you know what it’s based on? Pay close attention to the symbol in the middle and give your students an extra challenge of figuring out what the symbol is! Can you guess what the symbol is or how it was created? Details: Level: Intermediate - eighths, syncopation, LH octaves Pages: 6 pages, 4 pages of music, cover included! Style: Pop, contemporary, energetic Format: PDF instant download! Buying options: Studio use license: $9.99 Use for any number of students under your direct instruction. Best Value! It's like getting an unlimited supply of your favorite music! You only have to buy it once and you can use it for any student under your direct instruction. Single use license: $4.99 Use for only 1 student. We've made it easier for the teachers shopping on our site by making "studio use" the default. That's fewer clicks for a faster checkout! We hope it's helpful! Click picture to see samples. A winner! Totally worth the studio license! Related items: Most popular products: Most popular music:

We Three Kings Duet

2017-11-14T14:14:03-06:00

We Three Kings - Intermediate Duet It’s here! The intermediate We Three Kings duet that’s a guaranteed student and crowd pleaser. Even a scrooge can’t resist this one. Don’t take my word for it though…watch the YouTube video and find out for yourself! Details: Level: Early to mid intermediate Pages: Lots Features: Snapping, a short improv in the primo, familiar jazzy sounds Format: Instant PDF download Buying options: Studio use license: $12.99 Use for any number of students under your direct instruction. Best Value! It's like getting an unlimited supply of your favorite music! You only have to buy it once and you can use it for any student under your direct instruction. Single use license: $6.99 Use for only 1 duet. We've made it easier for the teachers shopping on our site by making "studio use" the default. That's fewer clicks for a faster checkout! We hope it's helpful! Click for samples: Other unique duet pieces: Most popular products: Most popular music:

Carol of the Bells

2017-11-14T14:15:20-06:00

Carol of the Bells Ask any piano student what their favorite Christmas song is, and chances are they’ll say, "Carol of the Bells!" Give your intermediate AND elementary students a passionate, pattern based arrangement that they’ll love for years to come! Details: Level: Elementary Pages: 7 pages, 4 pages of music, 1 page of tips, cover included! Extras: 4 mp3 tracks: 1 performance sample, 3 clapping tracks at 3 different speeds for practice Style: Daring, Exciting Format: PDF instant download plus mp3 tapping/clapping accompaniments! Buying options: Studio license Elementary: $8.99 Use for any number of students under your direct instruction. Best Value! It's like getting an unlimited supply of your favorite music! You only have to buy it once and you can use it for any student under your direct instruction. Studio license Intermediate:$9.99 Use for any number of students under your direct instruction. Best Value! It's like getting an unlimited supply of your favorite music! You only have to buy it once and you can use it for any student under your direct instruction. Click picture to see samples. It's so catchy! I'm going to use it for my hard-to-engage kids! This is brilliant! FUN! Sounds like a great recital finale with several pianos and keyboard going and the audience clapping! Most popular products: Most popular music:

Piano Recital Showcase – Duet Favorites

2018-04-30T13:51:23-05:00

The Newton Music Teachers Association recently commissioned me to write an intermediate piece for their monster concert. The duet I wrote is called “A Wind of Promise” and though the Hal Leonard book does not contain the program note, you are welcome to copy the program note written here for any performances you might wish to do! One late summer evening, my family and I were driving in the hills outside of Arkansas City and Winfield. I always love driving in these hills because just over every hill is a new beauty, an interesting farm house, a new configuration of trees, and gorgeous, peaceful land. We stopped on the side of the road at the top of one of the hills and I got out, closed my eyes, opened my ears, and took a deep breath. The air was pregnant with sounds and smells of nature: the birds, the grass, the trees, the wildflowers, and so many smells of beauty. The wind just seemed to bring sounds and smells of life and the promise of even more life to my senses. I breathed in this vibrant Kansas wind and felt it full of promise. 5 Original Duets For 1 Piano/4 Hands Series: Educational Piano Library Format: Softcover Composer:Wendy Stevens, Eugénie Rocherolle, Phillip Keveren. Sondra Clark Piano Level: Intermediate Five original duets from top composers. Each duet is a musical gem worthy of a recital feature. Students will love the variety of styles and keyboard techniques. Angel Falls • Crescent City Connection • Prime Time • A Wind of Promise • Yearning. $9.99 (US) Inventory #HL 00296898 ISBN: 9781458422439 UPC: 884088637378 72 pages