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Rock the Boat

Popular styles in easy notation!

  • Early Elementary to Elementary piano (Primer level to Preparatory A)
  • Blues, boogie, jazz, expressive pop piano
  • 21 solos with optional teacher duets
  • Titles, lyrics and music students can relate to and play from the heart
  • Pieces designed to help students develop fluent reading skills


Rock the Boat inspires young piano students with engaging music, titles and lyrics. Every emotion is explored: from joy to determination, from worry to bravery, from feeling the comfort of falling asleep at home to the stress of bad weather, from wanting time alone to wanting connection and love. The optional teacher duets further enrich the student’s sonic experience. The playful themes of cats and rats and music of the sea are sprinkled throughout.


Pedagogically, these pieces are crafted to develop reading fluency in the early stages of staff notation.


Contents: Skitter Scatter, Pitter Patter; Bee on Her Bonnet; Blow Me Down, Billy; Float Your Boat; Down Over Yonder; Moonlight When I Sleep;  Playground Groove; The Smallest Piece; The Emoji Sticker Song; Song of the Mermaid; Clown March; Sailor’s Knot; Just Like That!; Rainbow; Sometimes I Worry; Dribble and Pass; Pussycat Waltz; Scat, Cat!; When You Take the Time; Rock the Boat; Pirate’s Ire.



“The student parts…capture a mature and musical sound that is sure to make every student feel like an accomplished pianist.” ~ Natalie Weber, Music Matters blog


This is the Second Edition of Rock the Boat. Several pieces that were originally in the first edition have been moved to a companion volume in the Rock Collection SeriesTM which focuses on early improvisation and beginner note and rote pieces: Rock the Baby.