Red Leaf is a collective of award-winning composers
who share a passion for creating new repertoire for today's student and performer.
Enjoy exploring our music through sound/score/video samples.
Have fun browsing!
NEWS AND REVIEWS
Red Leaf Anthologies - Sprouts and Saplings - to hear sound samples go to 'Browsing Red Leaf Music' and click on the Saplings book cover. Both Sprouts and Saplings will show up. Enjoy browsing!
The NFMC Bulletin has listed a number of ensembles from Red Leaf. To see all the music selected for this list go to 'Browsing Red Leaf Music' and select the NFMC Category. Searching on this category will bring up the collections included in the NFMC Bulletin.
Andrew Eales, Pianodao reviews June Armstrong's Dreams and Dragons
June Armstrong continues to consolidate her status as one of our most interesting, characterful and imaginative composers. As ever it is Armstrong's imaginative development of a central concept which is the key to the inspiration for all the pieces here, her gift for painting in sound and telling a story through her music as acute as always.
A review of Beverly Porter's Nightscape
"It is my pleasure to review this collection of 10 piano solos! All the imaginative titles highlight sights and events of the nighttime hours.....these solos range between levels 1 through 5. The provided fingering is very helpful and the pedal marking is designed to help the student develop the skill of sophisticated pedaling that is required to achieve the most musical effect. I thoroughly enjoyed playing these solos and look forward to sharing them with my students in the new teaching year.
Jean Ritter....Canadian Music Teachers, September 2019
Natalie Weber of Music Matters Blog reviews Rebekah Maxner's Rock the Boat
"Every piece is as delightful as the colorful illustration on the cover suggests! The student parts are truly simple to learn - whether by reading or by rote - yet capture a mature and musical sound that is sure to make every student feel like an accomplished pianist." Check out the full review here.
Clavier Companion Review: "The
collection is a delight, and it deserves a place in every teacher’s studio".
An enthusiastic and expert review of "Truly Astounding Animals" by Peter Rudzik, on two full pages of the well known American piano
magazine. To read the entire article please click here.
Susan Griesdale's new Dance Collection in three volumes - Dance, Danse, Danza - has just been released! Strikingly original, perfect for recitals and encores, from early advanced to ARCT/Diploma level, they are sure to make a big impression and will stand out in any performance program. Check out the videos and scores here.
Beverly Porter recently introduced her latest collection, Nightscape. There are 10 expressive, imaginative pieces describing some of the events and sights of the night time hours. The levels are elementary to intermediate or Grades 1 to 5 and are suitable for festivals, recitals and examinations.
Janet Gieck has a new collection - Old Tyme Candy Shoppe. The pieces were composed for my candy loving students in Southwestern Saskatchewan. They have been arranged in an order of difficulty according to the learning sequence of Music Learning Theory. Many of the pieces move all around the piano (keyboard geography), and you will also find numerous key signatures and modes represented. May they satisfy your musical sweet cravings! Early elementary piano solos.
Teresa Richert has publishing rights back from the Frederick Harris music Company on Toy Collection with 11 elementary piano solos about "timeless toys". This collection will appeal to younger students and is fun learning for Christmas or any time of year!
Peter Rudzik has a new Elementary Piano Collection called Easy as Pie - cheery and quirky piano pieces inspired by all things edible! He also has a new duet collection Pop Goes the Weasel and Muffin Man. Crowd pleasers that are perfect to close any recital program. Exciting, fun to play and requiring a sense of humour!
Teresa Richert's piece, Sniffing Around from The Puppy Inventions (2018 Version) is included in the RSL Classical Piano Syllabus 2020 Edition. The piece will also be featured in the Rockschool Classical Piano Publication: Grade 3 (2021+).
Congratulations to June Armstrong! The ABRSM has three new pieces on their 2021-2022 Syllabus. Under the Acacia Tree from Safari, (Initial exam level), Butterfly from Piano Star, (Initial level) and Sunlight Through the Trees from Piano Star, (Grade 1 level).
We are excited to learn that Trinity College London has selected Orange Striped Zebra from his Truly Astounding Animals collection for the 2021 - 2023 Syllabus. Congratulations Peter!
Congratulations to Teresa Richert, Beverly Porter, Susan Griesdale, Janet Gieck and Rebekah Maxner for having Piano ensemble pieces included in the US National Federation of Music Teachers Bulletin for 2020-2024! You can list the trios chosen using the search function on the Browsing Red Leaf Music tab.
The London College of Music Diploma Syllabus 2019 has included Martha Hill Duncan's The River from The Sunken Garden. Congratulations Martha!
Teresa Richert's piece, Bouncing Ball from her Toy Collection - Elementary Piano Solos is included in the current syllabus of the Australian Music Examination Board's Piano series.
The London College of Music has just released its 2018 syllabus and we want to congratulate Rebekah Maxner and June Armstrong for having their music selected for the syllabus!