Boulanger: “Cortège” from Trois morceaux

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Claude Debussy: "The Snow Is Dancing" from Children's CornerMélanie (Mel) Bonis: BourréeManuel de Falla: CanciónFrancis Poulenc: Improvisation No. 1 Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the sco...

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Zwilich: "Lullaby for Linus" from Peanuts Gallery

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Vladimir Rebikov: Rocking, Op. 31 No. 7Edward MacDowell: To a Wild Rose, Op. 51 No. 1Franz Schubert: Valse Noble in A minor, D. 969/Op. 77 no .9 Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, ...

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Hensel: Melodie in C-sharp Minor, Op. 4, No. 2

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Pieces that have a melody line over a simple bass harmony.Pieces that have more than one voice represented in one hand, pre level 9 (for example: Bach Little Preludes and Fugues or movements from French Suites). Get Ready: creativ...

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Focus on Intermediate Repertoire: Highlights from the Inspiring Artistry Video Library: Down a Southern Lane by Florence Price (02/23/2022)

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Joplin: The Easy Winners

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Elite Syncopations, Scott JoplinHot Potato Rag, Martha Mier"Sweet Mister Jelly Roll" from Portraits in Jazz, Valerie CapersAny piece that uses A-flat-major chords/scales Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first e...

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Burleigh: From the Southland

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Edward MacDowell: To a Wild Rose, Op. 51, No. 1Scott Joplin: The Entertainer or the Maple Leaf RagClaude Debussy: The Little ShepherdFrédéric Chopin: Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No.4 Get Ready: creative activities to explore ...

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Szymanowska: Minuet No. 1 from Six Minuets for Piano

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Video 1: Teaching Demonstration Video 2: Performance Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one J.S. Bach: Short Prelude in C Major, BWV 939M. Clementi: Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36, No. 3C. Czerny: The School of Velocity, Op. 299, No. 3 and 4F. Schubert: Landler in A Minor...

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Capers: Portraits in Jazz: No. 3 “Sweet Mister Jelly Roll” and No. 7 “Billie’s Song”

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Selections by Martha Mier from Jazz, Rags & Blues (many levels)"Chromatic Rag" by Margaret Goldston from The Virtuoso Performer Book One"Feelin' Moody" by Wesley Schaum from Jazz Styles Level Four Get Ready: creative activitie...

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Price: Down a Southern Lane

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one William Gillock: Deserted PlantationAarm Khatchaturian: Ivan SingsFrédéric Chopin: Mazurka in G Minor, Op. 67, No. 2Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in A Minor, Op. Posth. Robert Schumann: Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Get...

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Goolkasian Rahbee: Monday Morning in the City

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Video 1: Preparation & Presentation Video 2: Performance Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Kabalevsky: The Clown Op. 39, No. 20Rebikov: The BearShostakovich: "Hurdy-Gurdy" from Puppet DancesGoolkasian Rahbee: Running Around, Op. 105, No. 4Antheil: Little Shimm...

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Price: Little Melody in E-flat

Price: Little Melody in E-flat

Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Florence Price: #5 from 6 Pieces for PianoWilliam Gillock: "Soaring in E-flat major" from Lyric PreludesEdward MacDowell: To A Wild Rose, op. 51, no. 1Enrique Granados: Dedication, op. 1, no. 1Artina McCain: any of the African Ame...

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Lang: “Arabesque” from 3 Klavierstücke

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Video 1: Preparation & Presentation Video 2: Performance Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: "Reverie" from Album for the YoungRobert Schumann: "Little Romance" from Album for the Young Get Ready: creative activities to explore before t...

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Lazăr: Pièces minuscules pour les enfants, Op. 16

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Béla Bartók, easier selections from For Children such as Nos. 2, 3, 6, and 10 from Book I, and Nos. 3, 7, 22, and 38 from Book IIDmitry Kabalevsky: "Clowns," Op. 39, No. 20Octavio Pinto, "Prelude" from Children's FestivalJ.S. Bach...

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Price: Down a Southern Lane

Price: Down a Southern Lane

Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one William Gillock: Deserted PlantationAarm Khatchaturian: Ivan SingsFrédéric Chopin: Mazurka in G Minor, Op. 67, No. 2Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in A Minor, Op. Posth. Robert Schumann: Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Get...

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Bacewicz: II. March from Children's Suite

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Béla Bartók: Mikrokosmos No. 131: FourthsSergei Prokofiev: March, Op. 65, No. 10 Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate su...

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Winter 2022: Cécile Chaminade’s Album des Enfants: A Treasure Trove of Intermediate-Level Teaching Pieces

It is unfortunate that Cécile Chaminade's piano music has been swept under the proverbial carpet. She, among other female composers, provided a wealth of compositions for the budding pianist. Her music is pedagogically sound, musical, technically appropriate, and frankly, quite inviting in sound and style. Her compositional output for the piano num...

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Winter 2022: Teaching Contemporary Piano Techniques to Intermediate Piano Students with Alexina Louie's Star Light, Star Bright

Introducing intermediate piano students to twentieth-and twenty-first-century compositional techniques and styles is essential, especially as we move from Gen Z students to those in Generation Alpha (born in the early 2010s). In Star Light, Star Bright (1995),1 both generations will find an established, musically rich collection of nine pedagogical...

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Winter 2022: Practicing Alongside Our Intermediate Students

Practice may be readily defined by our elementary students as "playing the piano at home" and by intermediate students as "time spent learning my music." Advanced musicians acquire a nuanced definition of practice, which may include concepts like warming up, deep listening and analysis, artistic exploration, cultivating technical freedom, and rehea...

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Winter 2022: Editor's Letter: Intermediate Students: Mind the Gap

Arguably, facilitating student learning and performance during the intermediate-level years is where many teachers spend most of their teaching hours. Intermediate piano music takes years to work through and as the music becomes more demanding, these years coincide with activities that compete for students' attention. For some, the intermediate yea...

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Practicing Piano through the Early Stages with Sara Ernst (12/08/2021)

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