Level Up! features ten easy showcase solos presented at three different levels to accommodate students using Piano Pronto beginning level method books like Keyboard Kickoff, Prelude, Movement 1, and the Fired Up! series. Teacher duet parts and play-along tracks are available to amp up the fun factor! Music composed by Jennifer Eklund.
Pronto Pizazz: Volume 2
Ready for more pizazz for your beginning level students? Pronto Pizazz Volume 2 features 14 easy solos that explore a variety of genres and tonal centers and all include contemporary teacher duet parts. These engaging showcase style solos help to solidify reading skills, proper phrasing technique, and will surely be a hit at your next recital!
Roadtrip!® Space Odyssey
Ready to blast off on an intergalactic piano voyage? Roadtrip Space Odyssey features eighteen space-themed showcase solos for late beginners of all ages. Lush, contemporary teacher duet parts are included in the book for every song. Play-along tracks are available to amp up the fun factor! Music and lyrics by Jennifer Eklund and Kris Skaletski.
To feed students’ cravings for playing in minor keys, Minor Marvels features twelve showcase-style piano solos, four solos with optional teacher duet parts, and two duets. These selections are ideal for late beginners through early intermediates and will gloomily gleam at a Halloween recital or whenever a minor mood strikes!
Full Speed Ahead!
Do you have students who love to play fast and are always wondering just how high the metronome can go? This is the collection for them! Full Speed Ahead features fourteen fast and flashy showcase solos for late beginners and early intermediates. Music composed by Jennifer Eklund.
Easy Spotlight Solos
Easy Spotlight Solos features 10 showcase solos in varying styles and tonal centers. These solos are ideal for late beginners of all ages and make great performance pieces for recitals and other events! This book contains selections for the NFMC Festivals Bulletin, 2020-2024.
Stage Left!: Volume 1
Stage Left is a book of 17 beginning level, multi-key solos written for left-hand only featuring familiar melodies that have been refreshed with modern rhythms and free backing tracks. Great exercises for strengthening bass clef reading, left-hand dexterity, and exploring transposition. This new second edition now contains teacher duet parts for each piece.
Stage Left!: Volume 2
Broken arm? No problem! Stage Left Volume 2 features 18 engaging left-handed solos with contemporary teacher duets included. This volume is also great for beginners who need more practice with bass clef reading and independent left hand dexterity work. This book contains selections for the NFMC Festivals Bulletin, 2020-2024.
Level Up!: Teacher Duets
Level Up! features ten easy showcase solos presented at three different levels to accommodate students using Piano Pronto beginning level method books like Keyboard Kickoff, Prelude, Movement 1, and the Fired Up! series. Play-along tracks are available to amp up the fun factor! Music composed by Jennifer Eklund.
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