Whether you’re a fresh teacher finding your rhythm or a veteran educator getting ready for the next gig, Note to Self is your guide to navigating the transition to your new music
Here is a fun and unconventional piece for solo unaccompanied violin. Mixing performance elements of violin pizzicato and ukulele strumming, this piece is sure to broaden any musicians' horizons.
Here is a fun piece for young orchestras that emulates the light character of carousel music. A great piece for introducing left-hand pizzicato as well as eighth- and sixteenth-note rhythms. High strings
Set in the key of G major in 3/4 time, this easy, yet lush arrangement of the traditional holiday carol will bring out the best in your young players.
For the very youngest musicians, this is a very playful piece that adds a percussive element to their playing. The tongue clicks throughout the music act as a second hand on the clock. Based on a one-octave
Furioso takes you on an exciting and frolicking ride with A and B-flat harmonic minor scales. With delicate legato melodies, harmonic shifts, and syncopation, this challenging and programmatic work
This piece portrays both the reflective and celebratory sides of the Hanukkah season. The music weaves between minor and parallel major keys and from legato to staccato articulations creating a vivid
"A Pizzicato Lullaby"-Here is an unconventional yet refreshing take on unaccompanied solo violin repertoire. Imagined as a lullaby for New York City (The City that Never Sleeps), this solo...
Here is a delightfully silly and playful piece based on a one octave D major scale. The good-humored lyrics incorporated into the piece will help introduce young beginning string players...
This classic, beautiful hymn is a great introduction to tone production, phrasing and ensemble sonority for developing strings. It is sophisticated yet accessible and is sure to be a welcome addition to
Here is a dark yet fun programmatic work which evokes images of impending doom. This original concert work is sure to captivate beginning string ensembles and take them on an emotional ride!
This energetic piece captures the essence of a small child's excitement on Christmas morning. With a timeless sleigh bell accompaniment and very accessible rhythms and harmonies, this piece is sure to add a
This classic work by Bach has been artfully arranged to help bring Baroque-style playing to developing musicians.
Set in a minor key, this work contains fast-moving spiccato eighth-note figures that provide high intensity from beginning to end. It's a dynamic and mysterious original concert work sure to captivate
Starting with a beautiful duet between violin and cello, this fantasia rendition of a holiday classic is sure to embrace audiences of all ages. Each section gets a chance to play the melody in either legato
With its dark harmonies, contagious melodies and bright tempo, this work is enjoyable for all sections. It captures the essence of the glowing and flickering candles of the menorah.
With a high-energy groove, this work takes the orchestra on an exciting musical journey of adventures in a big city. With improvisatory-like lines, it will definitately captivate your students.
This melodious solo piece creates a brilliant image of sadness and passion. A tired soul defiantly lays down their zeal for the traditional violin precepts and moves forward on an unknown and uncharted
Reflections is a mysteriously beautiful work with great applied techniques. The transitions between pizzicato and arco create a dark yet reflective mood. It is a moderately difficult piece, but very