Dancing with My Shadow
Dancing with my Shadow is a collection of eleven beautiful showcase pieces for the elementary level student of any age, composed by Lisa Donovan Lukas. Each piece includes an accompanying teacher duet part, and many of the pieces also have lyrics which can be sung or used for interpretation.
Lyric Moments is a collection of thirteen lyrical pieces, composed by Rick Robertson, in different styles to give the performer experience in melodic shaping, tone color, and touch. Styles represented include Romantic lyricism, lush Impressionistic harmony, and even light jazz.
Kaleidoscope: Volume 2
Kaleidoscope Volume 2 is an evocative collection of lyrical showcase solos composed by Rick Robertson. These elegant solos will allow advancing early intermediates to work on musicality and expressive playing via works that are stage-ready and appropriate for all age groups.
Kaleidoscope: Volume 3
In his third installment of the Kaleidoscope series, composer Rick Robertson spins a web of evocative, elegant harmonies encapsulated within thirteen spectacular solos for advancing intermediates. This book contains selections for the NFMC Festivals Bulletin, 2020-2024.
Lullabies for Arachnophobes
Lullabies for Arachnophobes by Stacy Fahrion is a whimsically macabre collection written in homage of spindly spiders of all shapes and sizes. Rife with quirky rhythms, harmonies, and re-spindled versions of spidery classics, this collection will delight advanced players of all ages.
Backyard Bash is a collection of solos written for beginning pianists who enjoy playing music with lyrics. With the exception of three pieces, Crazy Cat, Old Dog, and Tree Swallow, these songs describe actual events that have happened in my suburban backyard in Southwest Virginia. Crazy Cat combines the personalities of two of our family cats, Calhoun and Casper, into one. Old Dog is about our Golden Retriever, Clyde, who lived with us when we started our family and was the kindest and most gentle dog I’ve ever known. Tree Swallow is about a male tree swallow who behaved exactly as described in the lyrics, but in my father’s backyard rather than in mine. I have found that my students love playing these songs because they sound more difficult than they are, and they are fun to sing along with! I hope you enjoy these musical nature studies and learn to play them all! - Sarah O’Brien
Full Circle: A Year in Twelve Pieces
Full Circle: A Year in Twelve Pieces features engaging, attractively varied intermediate level solos by Sarah Reaser O’Brien, NCTM. This collection will challenge and delight students of all ages with pedagogically sound writing that will help them grow as musicians and performers alike. Perfect showcase pieces for recitals, festival performances, or just casual enjoyment.
Star Search is part of “The Getaway” choose-your-own-adventure-style book series by Canadian composer, Lisa Frederick, that allows the student to choose how their musical adventure unfolds. Featuring twelve showcase solos in varying styles and tonal centers, this collection is ideal for beginners and late-beginners of all ages. Take a spectacular journey to outer space or become a sports superstar, you decide what happens first!
Just Fun! Volume 1
Just Fun is a collection of fifteen preparatory level solos by award-winning composer Barbara Becker. These sophisticated, short character pieces are ideal for beginners of all ages and offer the perfect stage to work on articulations, basic phrasing, and dynamics.
Just Fun! Volume 2
Just Fun is a collection of eleven delightful showcase solos for late-beginners and beyond composed by Barbara Becker. These short character pieces are the perfect way to work on phrasing, articulation, and other important technical elements with students of all ages!