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A Jolly Little Jingle - Christmas Piano Trio

A Jolly Little Jingle - Christmas Piano Trio

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Trios, Seasonal

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas & Jingle Bells arranged together in Christmas counterpoint.

Unequal trio: Part I Early Elementary, Part II Elementary. Part III has two options: Intermediate and Early Advanced (1P6H).

Package includes:

  • Main book plus two removable practice sheets:
  • Trio Part I Early Elementary sheet (with early staff notation)
  • Trio Part II Elementary sheet (Level 1)
  • Trio Part III, two options: Intermediate (Level 4) for smaller hands and Early Advanced (Level 7)
  • Main book includes the complete score in two arrangements

 

It’s the most magical time of the year. Fresh white snowflakes swirl outside your window until the whole world looks like a glittering snow globe. Inside, the fire crackles and the house smells like baking and evergreen. And you can hear the most lovely sounds - the oven timer rings to announce that shortbread cookies are ready, tissue paper rustles as presents are wrapped, and Christmas music fills the air with bright excitement.

 

A performance favourite, book includes suggestions on how to make this an interactive performance to teach students and your audience alike about counterpoint. This truly is a thrilling listening experience, both for performers and audience! One piano, six hands.

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Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Collections/Books

Levels: Early Elementary/Beginner/Prep A/B

Joyful songs, prayers, lullabies and children’s hymns.

  • Early Elementary to Elementary piano (Primer level to Preparatory A)
  • Joyful songs, prayers, lullabies and children’s hymns
  • 12 solos with optional teacher duets
  • Creative activities! Drawing, colouring and songwriting

 

Simple for beginners, yet beautiful. The duets have lush harmonies that inspire young musicians.

 

Four hymns of workshop, beautiful arrangements suitable for church and recital performances! Encourage heartfelt, expressive playing and give children peace and a sense of wonder at our beautiful world!

 

Three songs of blessing or grace, short and sweet, ideal for autumn, harvest, Thanksgiving or all year round!

 

Two summer camp and fun songs that express the joy of a blessed childhood.

 

Three tender lullabies, songs for a prayerful bedtime and a peaceful night’s sleep, arranged for beginner with optional teacher duets.

 

REVIEWS

"[My student] loved playing this song [Jesus Loves Me]! She played it in a competition on the weekend and got a gold standing as well as a scholarship!!" ~ Amy

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Jolly Pachelbel - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas and Pachelbel's Canon

Jolly Pachelbel - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas and Pachelbel's Canon

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Duets, Seasonal

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas and Pachelbel’s Canon, arranged together in a piano duet for beginner and teacher (Early Elementary plus Early Intermediate duet part).

  • Main book plus two removable practice sheets:
  • Pre-staff sheet with music and words
  • Early staff sheet without words (Early Elementary, Prep A)
  • Duet/accompaniment — Intermediate (Level 4)
  • Score comes with two arrangements: In F to accompany pre-staff, and in C to accompany early staff

 

This is a special arrangement of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, in which the melody of this well-known Christmas classic is matched with a reduction of the equally famous and loved music from Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D.

 

This Christmas arrangement appeals to piano teachers and their young beginning students. Two versions are included with the Teacher Package, pre-staff (Jolly Pachelbel in F) and early-staff (Jolly Pachelbel in C). The teacher chooses the appropriate arrangement depending on the reading level the student has achieved by the Christmas recital.

 

REVIEWS

“This is a perfectly delightful arrangement!” ~ Mary Gae George, co-author of Artistry at the Piano, UT

 

“I recently purchased your Jolly Pachelbel duet. A brother and sister played it at my recital yesterday, and it was a big hit.” ~ Marilyn, MB

 

“I love the Pachelbel duet! (I ordered one from you last year.)  I’m using it 24/7 with my students. Thanks for sending my order so quickly; the second copy is for a student. Happy Holidays!” ~ Karen (classroom music teacher), ON

 

“What a fun arrangement! Thanks so much!” ~ Valerie, VA

 

Beginner students shine with pride as their child-like, jolly little piece transforms into a truly special musical experience. Give your child a Christmas memory that will last.

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Madge's Notebook A Piano Tribute to The Hunger Games

Madge's Notebook A Piano Tribute to The Hunger Games

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Collections/Books

Levels: Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4), Intermediate/Late Intermediate (Gr 5-7)

Engaging music for teens and tweens!

  • Early Intermediate to Early Advanced piano solos (Levels 3 to 8)
  • One Intermediate duet (1P4H)
  • A Piano Tribute to the Hunger Games
  • A piano book you can imagine that the series characters would have on their piano
  • An imagined setting of music mentioned in the books: folk music of District 12, music by Madge for Katniss, plus classics from a time before Panem

 

Several pieces evoke folk music from District 12 that is mentioned in The Hunger Games books, including the lullaby Deep in the Meadow, the patriotic Valley Song, the haunting The Hanging Tree, the simply beautiful Toasting, as well as the Wedding Dance.

There are also new twists on classics and classic rock that I imagine would still be known in the future, including a Bach/Lennon mash-up Imagine a Prelude, a Beethoven/Led Zeppelin mash-up, Stairway for Elisa, and a new take on the Moonlight Sonata, Over the Moon.

The final two pieces are from Madge to Katniss, Friends of a Feather, a duet, and For Rue, a Chopin-inspired waltz based on Rue’s “all’s well” signal.

 

REVIEWS

“The pieces are so well thought out and student’s will love the literary connections.” ~ Penny Lazarus

 

“Many of the pieces are original compositions, but there are also some interesting pieces inspired by famous piano pieces…. The pieces seem to evoke the original classical work, rather than exist merely as a simplified version.  Very creative!” ~ Joy Morin, Color in My Piano blog

 

“One of the things that Rebekah mentioned that really impressed me was that she “tried to imagine what piano music of our era would have survived into the future world of District 12” ~ Penny Lazarus

 

“…a very creative and unique music book containing songs that capture the series’ setting and story really well, while tastefully interweaving snippets of famous pieces…” ~ Natalie Weber, Music Matters blog

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O Canada by Calixa Lavallée arranged by Rebekah maxner

O Canada by Calixa Lavallée arranged by Rebekah maxner

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Anthem - O Canada, Solo Sheet Music - Piano

Levels: Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4)

O Canada by Calixa Lavallée arranged for solo piano by Rebekah Maxner. Early Intermediate, Level 3.

 

This arrangement may be played as a piano solo and is also in an ideal key for singing.

 

Suitable for school assemblies, Remembrance Day services, Canada Day celebrations or any special occasion that calls for the singing of the National Anthem.

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Old MacDonald had the Blues

Old MacDonald had the Blues

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Collections/Books, Rock, Jazz, Pop, and Blues

Levels: Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4)

Traditional tunes with a popular twist!

  • Late Elementary to Intermediate (Levels 1 to 4)
  • Familiar tunes arranged in today’s popular styles
  • Jazz, blues, Latin, swing, expressive pop piano and more!
  • 12 piano solos

 

Piano students love to learn and play music that sounds familiar to them. In Old MacDonald had the Blues you will discover a fusion of well-known tunes and popular musical styles. Try your hand at Jazz, Blues, Soft Rock, Ragtime, Latin, and more. Clever and fun, these pieces promise to become recital and festival favourites!

 

REVIEWS

“Each piece in the collection is catchy and fun!” ~ Natalie Weber, Music Matters Blog, CA

 

“I’m looking forward to using it with my boys.”  – Pete Jutras, GA

 

“Just a quick note to tell you that my student Madeleine who…bought a copy of “Old MacDonald had the Blues” last week has already learned three of the pieces on her own…. Hope that makes you smile. :)” ~ Elizabeth, NS

 

“…one of my students in particular is impressed with the Old MacDonald book…. Again this week he remarked that, ‘She makes them all sound so interesting.’” ~ Janice, ON

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Rock That Train

Rock That Train

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Collections/Books, Rock, Jazz, Pop, and Blues

Levels: Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4)

Music inspired by Harry Connick Jr., Michael Kaeshammer, The Rankins, Twenty One Pilots, The Beatles and more!

Enthusiasm for a piece encourages love for music, for the piano, and propels the child’s desire to practice and advance.

  • Late Elementary to Early Intermediate (Levels 1 to 3)
  • 11 Piano Solos
  • Inspired by today’s popular styles
  • Jazz, boogie, rock, expressive pop piano

 

When a student loves a piece, it shows! Enthusiasm for a piece encourages love for music, for the piano, and propels the child’s desire to practice and advance. This is a collection of pieces I’ve been developing over several years; favourites that have brought smiles to my students’ faces and had toes tapping in recitals. This volume is for the love of music. Enjoy!

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Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Collections/Books

Levels: Early Elementary/Beginner/Prep A/B

Popular styles in easy notation!

  • Early Elementary to Elementary piano (Primer level to Preparatory A)
  • Blues, boogie, jazz, expressive pop piano
  • 10 solos with optional teacher duets
  • 1 duet (1P4H)
  • Options for note, rote and improvising!

 

These delightful note and rote pieces are written to inspire piano students in the early stages of learning. The pieces and sections of music to be learned by note are easy to read, yet are still interesting to hear and play, demonstrated by the wide choice of key centre. The pieces and sections of music to be learned by rote (copying the teacher) are written to expand the learner’s playing experience with octave repeats, memorable patterns and exciting sounds that cover the range of the piano. The optional teacher duets further enrich the student’s playing experience, and the duet ‘Baby Bird Blues’ even offers the opportunity to improvise.

 

REVIEWS

“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

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Rock This Town

Rock This Town

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Collections/Books, Rock, Jazz, Pop, and Blues

Levels: Early Elementary/Beginner/Prep A/B

Music that sparks joy and excitement!

  • Elementary to Late Elementary piano (Prep B to Level 1)
  • 11 Original piano works inspired by popular styles
  • Rock and roll, jazz, blues, expressive pop piano
  • 6 Piano solos
  • 4 Solos with optional teacher duets
  • 1 Elementary duet (1P4H)

 

You will enjoy the melodies with the fun duets! Music that girl and boy students will love!

 

Rock this Town is the Elementary book of the Rock Collection Series, a stepping stone between Rock the Boat (Early Elementary) and Rock that Train (Late Elementary to Early Intermediate).

 

In this volume, Preparatory and Level 1 piano students get to play current music that dances and sings! With piano solos, solos with optional duets, and a spattering of lyrics and illustrations, this book makes the transition to more mature-sounding music, while remaining simple in rhythm and key. The duet ‘Black Tie Showdown’ is a new key pattern showstopper.

 

REVIEWS

"[You] will find pieces that will encourage exploration of the entire keyboard, chromatic passages, different time signatures, key centres, varying rhythm combinations and time signatures. You will also find opportunities for rote learning....The pieces in Rock This Town will set up much conversation, imagery, creativity and fun!" ~ Jennifer Foxx, Music Educator Resources blog

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The Color Collection

The Color Collection

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Collections/Books

Levels: Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4), Intermediate/Late Intermediate (Gr 5-7)

Music that inspires a love for the piano!

  • Early to Late Intermediate (Levels 3 to 6)
  • Includes Rainbow Swirl (Level 8)
  • Expressive piano pieces to color your days
  • From impressionist to Latin, swing, blues and jazz
  • 10 piano solos

 

Express yourself! No matter who you are or how you feel there is a piece to capture your mood. The Color Collection offers many opportunities to explore how music can express the way you feel. Gray Day is “for slow days when you wear your pajamas all day,” and Yellow Boots is “for friends who splash in puddles of sunshine together.” This book is fast becoming a favorite of studio recitals and music festivals.

 

As you explore the articulation, dynamics and key signatures in the pieces you will discover how music creates moods to express the way you feel.

 

REVIEWS

“…these intermediate level pieces are sure to grab the imagination of lots of piano students!” ~ Natalie Weber, Music Matters blog, CA

 

“When I introduced your book and played some of the pieces, [my student’s] lights went on...” ~ Andrea, AB

 

“…I love your color book and hope to be passing on my student copy to someone this fall… The other copy, I’m keeping for ME ME ME!” ~ Libby, VA

 

“One of my students is learning your Blue Train...and enjoying it immensely.” ~  Peggy L’Hoir, SK

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The Color Collection Junior

The Color Collection Junior

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Collections/Books

Levels: Elementary/Early Intermediate (Gr 1-4)

In composing these elementary to late elementary pieces my goal was to create sounds I loved making at the piano when I was young. In fact, Kaleidoscope Colors was the second piece I ever composed, probably at the age of eight.

  • Late Elementary to Intermediate (Levels 1 to 4)
  • Multiple styles from impressionist to jazz and blues
  • 10 Piano solos

 

From gorgeous character pieces to the blues, from black-key pentatonic to disco, this collection has it all! In composing these elementary to late elementary pieces my goal was to create sounds I loved making at the piano when I was young. In fact, the final piece was the second piece I ever composed, probably at the age of eight.

 

 

REVIEWS

This book contains a variety of appealing elementary to late elementary pieces, contrasting in character and style. The collection equips the piano teacher with a number of contemporary attention-grabbing pieces for everyday practice or an annual recital indeed. ~ Valentyna Komisarenko, Ottawa, ON

 

Grrrreen Dino is the most impressive and loved piece of The Color Collection Jr. My students adore the simple jazzy left-hand movement, cool right-hand passages, and patterned structure of the piece. Surely, a 32-measure piece, that looks so complicated at first, is, in fact, easy to teach by rote-reading. ~ Valentyna Komisarenko, Ottawa, ON

 

Purple Balloon on a Ribbon is one of the most visually powerful and attractive pieces of The Color Collection Jr. Include imaginative prep work in your lesson plan and your students will love learning the piece. All in all, delicate melodic movement in half and quarter notes, framed with half-note chord movement in the left hand will awake avid artistry and encourage emotional performance. ~ Valentyna Komisarenko, Ottawa, ON

 

Orange Sunset is a captivating and fragile impressionistic piece that will fuel your student’s imagination and fascinate with the integrity of flowing melodic passages and beautiful harmonic sections. Not only this piece is 13 measures long, but also it can be taught by reading and rote memorization. The mixture of the dynamics makes this piece a valuable tool in developing the young pianists’ artistry. ~ Valentyna Komisarenko, Ottawa, ON

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Titanic A Voyage in Piano Music - Elementary

Titanic A Voyage in Piano Music - Elementary

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Collections/Books

Levels: Early Elementary/Beginner/Prep A/B

Music heard on Titanic‘s maiden voyage arranged for piano, plus originals in 1912 styles.

  • Early Elementary to Elementary (Primer level to Level 1)
  • 8 Piano solos with optional teacher duets
  • 1 Elementary student duet, 1P4H
  • Piano students can take part in the story first-hand by playing music that was heard on Titanic‘s only voyage

 

Today’s children know the story of the Titanic, the world’s most luxurious ocean liner. For the first time piano students can take part in the story first-hand by playing music that was heard on Titanic’s only voyage. The pieces have been chosen from passenger accounts, from the White Star Line’s official songbook, several will be recognized from the Titanic movies you have seen, and two are originals written in 1912 styles. All have been arranged to offer pieces students will love to learn, and to support pedagogical goals for their levels of playing.

 

REVIEWS

“My 9 year-old son LOVES the Titanic, so this is a perfect combination (great shipping disasters and music).” ~ Marjorie, ON

 

“The pieces and arrangements which delightfully capture the mood of the day, combined with the historical anecdotes, provide a well-informed re-telling of the story of the Titanic through piano music.” ~ Barbara Long, The Quarter Note (NBRMTA quarterly), NB

 

“I just had an amazing piano lesson! ...I asked him if he knew anything about the Titanic. Yes! He immediately paged through the book and found “Nearer My God to Thee.” We spent the entire lesson learning that piece–chords, counting, fingering, the works! Thanks Rebekah, for that book! There are 34 more to go, but this first one was a miracle!” ~ Caroline, AB

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Titanic A Voyage in Piano Music - Intermediate

Titanic A Voyage in Piano Music - Intermediate

Rebekah Maxner

Categories: Piano Collections/Books

Levels: Intermediate/Late Intermediate (Gr 5-7)

  • Early to Late Intermediate (Levels 3 to 6)
  • 9 Piano Solos
  • Music heard on Titanic‘s maiden voyage arranged for piano, plus originals in 1912 styles

 

In 1912 the world was shocked when RMS Titanic, the world’s most luxurious ocean liner, sank to the bottom of the ocean, taking more than 1,200 souls with it. Countless books and movies have retold the story of the voyage, and of the ship after it was discovered in 1985. For the first time you can take part in the story by playing music that was heard on Titanic‘s only voyage. The pieces have been chosen from passenger accounts, from the White Star Line’s official songbook, several will be recognized from the Titanic movies you have seen, and two are originals written in 1912 styles. All have been arranged to offer early to late intermediate pianists music you will love to learn, and fall easily under the hands.

 

REVIEWS

“Your keen sense of musicality shines though in each selection. The blend of well-crafted compositions with historical snippets and photos is sure to make this book a success with students and teachers.” ~ Anne Crosby Gaudet, NS

 

“Every kid who came yesterday took home a copy of Titanic. Their eyes were THIS big!” ~ Anna-Maria, NS

 

“The pieces in these books are in various styles and offer differing challenges, making them ideal selections for festival, or a recital program. Students would enjoy dressing in period costumes and performing these selections at a recital, or perhaps at a senior’s residence. I would highly recommend these pieces for use in your studio for teaching and performing purposes.” ~ Barbara Long, The Quarter Note (NBRMTA quarterly), NB

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