Today I’m introducing a new piano book for beginner and elementary level players. It’s part of the “The Owl Says Hoo” series and it’s called, “The Owl Says Hoo Piano Book for Kids.” In this volume you’ll find 10 songs adapted and arranged for the beginner and early elementary piano student. The lyrics are included so that you and your student can sing along as you play! Check out the introductory video on YouTube. Better yet, go on over to Amazon and purchase it!
It’s the second week of September and I’m feeling a hard turn toward Fall. I’ve always been sensitive to the turn of the seasons. It’s time to think of pumpkins and scarecrows, but it’s also time to start preparing your young pianists for the holidays ahead.
All Is Silent is an adaptation of the songs included in the intermediate/advanced version by the same title. I’ve tried to simplify the arrangements, but maintain the integrity of the original composition. These pieces are arranged simply and encourage playing melody between two hands. In most of the pieces, your student’s hand position will never change. There is a paperback and Kindle version available by clicking here. A PDF digital version will be available in the next few days by clicking here. Some instructors would prefer the PDF version so that they can print the individual songs and assign them to the students of their choice.
Also, check out my YouTube channel. There will be demos there in a few days, too.
In the meantime, enjoy the wonderful Autumn just before us!
THE OWL SAYS HOO SONGBOOK is now available in digital format for teachers. This digital download comes with license to print out songs for your students individually. Here are ten songs that you will enjoy using over and over in your studio or classroom with young singers. Some are fun. Some are mysterious, but all were written with a vocal study in mind. Each song has complete piano accompaniment as well as solfege. This transforms these delightful tunes into vocal exercises that are fresh and interesting. They’re great for individual or group warm ups. Your next recital will be enhanced by the use of haunting tunes like “Shadows Fall” or the entertaining story of “Flying Squirrel.” You will enjoy using the songs over and over in this addition to The Owl Says Hoo series.
I’ve been accumulating original songs of mine for some time and lately I’ve attempted to put them in a more organized fashion. With the onset of the pandemic in March, I joined a host of music teachers frantically seeking solutions to teaching music remotely via online portals. In the process of this forced evolution in teaching, instructors have established relationships with peers around the world, exchanging ideas and tools for effective teaching.
One of the great finds during this process for me was an existing group of teachers and professionals at https://topmusic.co/. Tim Topham is the founder of this group and WOW, he’s really pulled together some wonderful people from around the world to support private music study. You can follow the group on Instagram or your favorite social media app.
Today, however, I want to tell you about their marketplace. It is packed with incredibly topnotch resources for instructors. You have to see it! Go to https://topmusicmarketplace.com/ and look around! You’ll get lost in the wonderful choices you have, but I’m sure you’ll find just what you’re seeking!