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Canonical Adventure, A

By Jocelyn E Kotchie

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12 canons for adventurous fingers on the piano.

The aim of these canons is to provide a small amount of material with maximum opportunity for repetition.  In this way, the child can truly live into and feel the individual voice or motif which is essential in successful independence of the parts.  And have fun with the music!
Composed 2014.  Hard copy album includes CD.

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       ISMN 9790720146188 

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      Caterina Caterpillar and other Creepy Crawlies

      By Jocelyn E Kotchie

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      10 imaginative pieces for early level piano

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         Sammy Snail

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        Alexander Ant  Buy Now
         Fergus Frog  Buy Now
         Peter Python  Buy Now
         Caterina Caterpillar  Buy Now
         Sarah the Spider  Buy Now
         March of the Termites  Buy Now
         Mirabella Moth  Buy Now
         Christopher Cricket  Buy Now
         Fernando Flea  Buy Now

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        $25.00 FOR HARD COPY ALBUM. 
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         ISMN 9790720115979

        Century Volume I

        By Larry Sitsky

        Regular price $25.00 Sale

        A set of 47 piano pieces for beginners. 
        Didgeridoo - AMEB P Plate Book 2
        ANZCA Syllabus - various pieces, grades Prelim. to Grade 2


        The order of pieces is there not just for progression of difficulty, but for variety, challenge, inspiration as well. At one stage, the composer did sit down with one or more teachers and arrived at a purely subjective grading for each piece. As the composer claims, it will always be contentious, but at least indicates roughly the intent behind the ordering of the collection. Volume I includes mostly pieces for Prep - Level I.  See Volume II.
        Composed 1990

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        ISMN 9790720171714340
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        Christmas Crackers

        By Jocelyn E Kotchie

        Regular price $18.00 Sale

        8 Christmas songs for easy piano. Grade: Pre-preliminary.

        Hand positions are shown in a graphic on top of each page and are all within a five finger range - movement outside of this range is shown by a circle surrounding the finger number to remind the student that something different is happening!
        Pieces include: Silent Night, Away in a Manger, Good King Wenceslas, Christmas is Coming, Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, O Christmas Tree, The First Noel.


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        ISMN M720072111
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        Circus Invention

        By Jocelyn E Kotchie

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        A short solo piece for young pianists - c.0'50  Grade 2
        Composed 2011

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        ISMN 9790720115405
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        Colour Play

        By Jocelyn E Kotchie

        Regular price $35.00 Sale

        ... with Angus, Heather and Friends.

        This full colour tutor piano book for the beginner student came about through a need I perceived for children to learn to read music in a child centred and developmentally appropriate way.  Young children learn through imitation and imaginative play.  They are creative beings, inspired by stories, pictures and colour and will happily absorb these and bring them to life. The child’s work, therefore, is rich with colour and pictures. 
        With this book, it is important that the child works independently so as to be fully immersed in this creative world and to feel the pride and satisfaction of a job well done. 
        The teacher’s job is to guide the learning, allowing time, space and a calm, peaceful environment for the work to take place.

        Composed 2019

        Audio and sheet music samples of just a few pieces from Colour Play

        Including:

        • Heather the Hedgehog
        • Handsome Gavin
        • Fergus the Frog
        • Trevor’s Trumpet
        • Callie Loves to Sing
        • Duncan the Dragonfly
        • Angus and his Paddle Board

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        ISMN 9790720214771
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        Composers' Series, The - Volume 8(c) Piano Solos (Hutchens)

        By Frank Hutchens

        Regular price $45.00 Sale

        Frank Hutchens (1892-1965)

        37 piano solos for elementary level (preliminary to 5), composed between early 1930s and 1950s.  

        All the works in this volume are suitable for the grades preliminary to approximately grade five standard. They exploit different pedagogical aspects of piano playing including a variety of articulations, dynamics, and pedalling. In most cases pedalling is specified and if possible, in terms of the development the student, should be used.

        It is surprising how many of Hutchens’ works for piano are in a major key – predominantly G or D Major. As he was an extraordinary teacher, who taught at the NSW Conservatorium for almost 50 years - being one of the founders and first piano teachers, his music written for young and developing pianists is excellent pedagogical material. His language can be described as impressionistic rather than late romantic. He uses unsymmetrical phrases and the harmony, while basically tonal, explores chromaticism. He exploits both technical and musical aspects in terms of developing skills.

        More comprehensive biographical notes are within the volume which also includes a CD of all the works.

        Researched and edited by Jeanell Carrigan

        Volume 8: Frank Hutchens

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        ISMN 9790720231129
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        Connors Capers

        By Phillip Wilcher

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        Piano solos for young pianists.  Grade AMEB 2. 
        Composed 2012

        • 1. Slam Dunk
        • 2. Summer Sailing
        • 3. Hopscotch
        • 4. Stretching
        • 5. Snorkelling
        • 6. Water Slides
        • 7. Music at the Close

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        Conquering Canons

        By Jocelyn E Kotchie

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        12 piano solos for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.
        Round the Garden - AMEB Grade 1 Series 17

        A light-hearted approach to the torments of canons! These Canons were written to fill a niche in teaching repertoire between the early level canons such as those by Pozzoli and Kunz and the two-part inventions of J S Bach which begin at around 4th grade.
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        Dancing Dogs and Prancing Frogs

        By Jocelyn E Kotchie

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        A collection of 8 dances for children - Pre-Preliminary to Preliminary level piano

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        Tyrannosaurus Tarantelle  Buy Now
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         ISMN 9790720115986 

        Danger Zone

        By Jocelyn E Kotchie

        Regular price $28.00 Sale

        12 piano solos - for early-intermediate to late-intermediate (grades 1 to 5)

        Inspired by the demands of young male students for fast, dark and scary music - but not exclusively. Many young girls take pleasure in speed, and teenage girls relate strongly to rich dark textures and melodies which stimulate their emotional responses. The aim of these pieces is to cultivate sound technical development along with the requisite capturing of the imagination. Fast music provides a wonderful opportunity to work with and hone technical skills. Fast playing is most effective when countered with stasis or variation in the tempo.
        Composed 2014 

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        All grades listed below are suggested AMEB equivalent. 
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        Monster Blues, Grade 1 - $4.00  Buy Now
        Racing with Nightmares, Grade 2 - $4.00  Buy Now
        Fishing for Trouble, Grade 1-2 - $4.00  Buy Now
        Dirt Bike Heaven, Grade 2 - $4.00  Buy Now
        Brave the Warrior, Grade 3 - $4.00  Buy Now
        Flight of the Sorcerer, Grade 3 - $4.00  Buy Now
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         ISMN 9790720140681

        Double Trouble Book 1

        By Joanne Burrows, Ann Carr-boyd, Jocelyn E Kotchie

        Regular price $35.00 Sale

        18 diverse piano duets - Beginner to Grade 3.

        A delightful collaboration between three amazingly talented composers - Ann Carr-Boyd, Jocelyn E Kotchie and Joanne Burrows.   Duets provide the essential experience of playing with someone else - learning to keep time, learning to keep pace with someone else, and exploring the outer reaches of the keyboard. The sooner this is introduced the better, and for this reason the easier duets in the book can be commenced early in the student’s tuition. Composed 2015

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        ISMN 9790720151687

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