Paloma Originals

Seven Way to Establish Good Practice Habits Infographic

These are my seven best ways to establish good practice habits for myself and my piano students. Grab this colorful infographic and post it in your studio or give it…

Little Elise

Little Elise is an easy arrangement of the theme from Fur Elise by Beethoven. Beginning students can get a taste of playing Fur Elise which will motivate them to work…

St. Patrick’s Day Note Matching Game

My students love games. I love educational games. Everyone loves St. Patrick’s Day. So let’s have some fun with our beginners and play a note-matching game. Match the note on…

Tora Lora Lora

This traditional Irish Lullaby is a song from my childhood. My own Irish mother sang it to me. I have arranged it for intermediate piano students or any pianist who…

Deep River

“Deep River Lord, My home is over Jordan. Deep River Lord, I want to cross over into campground.” I arranged this beautiful piece after the passing of my dear friend….

Bridal Chorus

An easy-to-learn piano arrangement of Wagner’s Bridal Chorus. This piece sounds beautiful enough to play at a real wedding.     @paloma-piano-llc

Wedding March

An easy arrangement of the classic by Felix Mendelssohn. Easy to let yet pretty enough to play at a real wedding!     @paloma-piano-llc

Recital 911

It’s two weeks before the piano recital. I have secured a great venue and prepared a wonderful program. I have parents lined up to bring refreshments and take pictures. Invitations…

Slidin’ Blues

Slidin’Blues is part of Paloma Piano’s free music library. This fun little piece is taken from the Blues Level One Method Book. Teachers can use this book to teach blues…

Let’s Learn Chords

“Let’s Learn Chords” is an easy way to teach piano students the most commonly used chords. Major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads, major seventh, and dominant seventh, chords are presented…

Chord Quality Board Game

This “Chord Quality Board Game” is the companion to the “Let’s Learn Chords” worksheets. This free game can be used as a stand-alone resource. Students advance as they identify chords…

January – Snowdrop

January – Snowdrop is the first piece in. our Ostinato Collection. This piece features an ostinato left hand and a beautiful right-hand melody. A Beautiful piece for pianists of all…

Perpetual Motion

This fast piece is an excellent study in precision and fingering. Students young and old will enjoy learning and performing this exciting piece. ” width=”425″ height=”550″]   @paloma-piano-llc

The First Noel

Simply Beautiful. So easy yet so elegant. Intermediate students can learn this arrangement in minutes. Yet it is so pretty that I will be playing it at Christmas parties and…

Silent Night Beginner With Alpha Notes

This arrangement of the Christmas Classic has a version with Alpha-Notes and one with standard notes. Helpful for students who would like to play the piece but have trouble reading…

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

A new creative take on an old Christmas classic for intermediate students who like something Jazzy and in 5/4 time.   Listen to the Audio: @paloma-piano-llc Watch the Video:

Fantasy On Joy to the World – Intermediate

This is an easier version of Fantasy on Joy to the World that is suitable for Early Intermediate players. Students will love playing this splashy arrangement. Listen to the Audio:…

Santa’s Hat

“Santa’s Hat, would you like to try on that?” This fun piece is perfect for preschool students or beginners who need something fun and easy to learn. It even includes…

Big Note Christmas Day is Almost Here

Christmas Day is almost here and I can hardly wait! This little Holiday Gem features alpha notes and fingering numbers. It’s easy to learn and even includes a coloring page…

Big Note Christmas Book

Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s time for something easy. This Big Note Christmas Collection features 5 easy songs. Each one has big alpha notes and fingerings to make learning easy-peasy. To…

Holiday Rhythm Board Game

Students can practice rhythmic concepts as they advance their game pieces through the Snowman’s village. This game is a fun way for students to practice rhythm and counting.

Silent Night Piano Duet

This peaceful duet is easy to learn. It features one piano four hands. Perfect for two students or a student and teacher.     Listen: @paloma-piano-llc Watch the Video:

Fantasy on Joy to the World

You will love this big, splashy arrangement of the Christmas favorite that sounds harder to play than it actually is. Listen to the Audio: @paloma-piano-llc Watch the Video:

Four Big Note Pieces for Halloween

Four Big Note Pieces for Halloween is a collection of four seasonal pieces that include large alpha notes and fingerings perfect for beginners.

Cauldron of Bats

It is a social behavior of bats and this grouping is called the Cauldron of bats. As a part of swarming, bats make groups near the area where they live….

The Charleston – Duet

The Charleston – Duet for 1 Piano with 4 Hands. This lively duet will be a real hit at recital time. It’s fun and upbeat. Listen to the Audio: @paloma-piano-llc…

The Painted Lady

I wrote “The Painted Lady” as a companion piece to “The Monarch” My students loved the first one and asked me to write another one just like it. The Painted…

Whimsicality

This piece is a sample from the “26 Etudes With Attitude” Collection. Students will be motivated to practice their note-reading skills using these short, super-fun pieces.

26 Etudes with Attitude

Etudes With Attitude is a collection of 26 jazzy etudes that will encourage piano students to practice. The etudes are progressive and may be played straight as written or the…

Molly Malone

“In Dublin’s fair city, where girls are so pretty, I first laid my eyes on sweet Molly Malone” This whimsical arrangement is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day!…

Clover

Here’s a joyful little piece for beginners that is perfect for St.Patrick’s Day or any day. Clover is in G major. It’s in a five-finger hand position so it is…

Danny Boy

Danny Boy is a beautiful tune also known as Londonderry Air. Piano students will love this jazzy arrangement. It is perfect for recitals and festivals or just for enjoyment. It…

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is arguably the most well-known hymn in the world. I created this piano arrangement for a student of mine who was asked to play at his church. I…

The Monarch

Pianists of all ages will love this little piece. It is very easy to learn and captures the spirit of a beautiful butterfly in flight. Listen to The Monarch: @paloma-piano-llc…

Rainy Day Doodle

Rainy and dreary days need some sweet music. This little piece will lift your spirits. Watch the Video.

Fantasy on Carol of the Bells – Later Intermediate

This arrangement is for later-intermediate piano students who would like a challenge. It is the traditional Carol of the Bells with some extra flair. Right-hand runs and arpeggiated sections, along…

Fantasy on Carol of the Bells – Early Intermediate

This is a great arrangement of the Christmas favorite. I arranged the later-intermediate version and then made it easier for my students who are not ready for runs, and left-hand…

Tuxedo the Cat

My student loves cats. He asked me to compose a piece for him about his cat, so I did. This cute jazzy little piece is a favorite of my students…

The Little Spider

Kids love Halloween! My students certainly do. “The Little Spider” is a fun piece for beginning piano students. Including funny lyrics and an optional teacher duet. Listen to The Little…

Shadows

This piece is composed for Later-intermediate – Early Advanced students, who would like something sophisticated to play. Melodic and dark this piece is perfect for the Fall/Halloween season. This is…

The Cricket’s Curtain Call

Last November outside of my window in Northeast Ohio I heard one little cricket chirping away. She was the inspiration for this song. Perfect for anyone interested in singing. Lyrics:…

Back to School Blues

Summer is officially over and the kids are back to school. This funny little song will help both students and teachers celebrate (or commiserate) the end of summer. Listen to…

Learning Leadsheets

Learning to play using lead sheets is a valuable skill for any pianist. I have created a resource for my students that I am sharing with all of you. I…

Doorbell Boogie

Inspired by my student’s doorbell.  We worked together to put together this fun little number. Listen to the Audio: @paloma-piano-llc Watch the Video:

Three Ostinato Pieces for Summer

These beautiful pieces will make any pianist feel great about playing. These pieces feature an ostinato left hand making them easy to learn. The pieces sound sophisticated and they are…

Pirate’s Rag

Ahoy Mateys! Students and teachers alike will love this intermediate piece Listen to “The Pirate’s Rag” @paloma-piano-llc  

Three Ostinato Pieces for Spring

Autumn, Winter, and now we have… Three Ostinato Pieces for Spring!! March, April, and May are just as elegant as the other ostinato pieces and perfect for today’s busy students…

Day Moon

Inspired by the beautiful South Florida winter. This lovely piece features a haunting melody and interesting harmonies. More advanced students and teachers will love playing this romantic-style piece. Listen to…

Spanish Dance – Number 1

Your students will love playing this beautiful, lively piece. You won’t want to miss the fun and excitement of the lyrical melody and Spanish-style left-hand accompaniment. Listen to the piece….

Spanish Dance – Number 2

A fun piece in the Spanish style. Students will love this piece. Perfect for recitals and festivals! @paloma-piano-llc

Side Step Blues

Perfect for students who want to play something bluesy and fun. This piece is part of the Blues Level Two method book. @paloma-piano-llc  

Blues – Level 2

Improvisation is one of the keys to strong and lasting musicianship Learning to play the Blues is a fun and easy way to get students of any age improvising and…

Three Ostinato Pieces for Winter

“Three Ostinato Pieces for Autumn” was a big hit with both students and teachers. So we are leveling up the difficulty a bit and adding “Three Ostinato Pieces for Winter”…

Instant Christmas

If you need something your students can learn in a flash, look no further these three pieces are the answer. Choose one, two, or all three! Jingle Bell Blues is…

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

A fresh arrangement of the traditional Christmas/Advent hymn. Suitable for early-advanced students or professional musicians.   Listen: @paloma-piano-llc Watch the Video:        

Lourdes Hymn

This beautiful Catholic hymn is also known as the hymn “Immaculate Mary”. It was written in 1847 by Augustus Tozer. I hear it played every day at noon as the…

Musical Word Search Game

Students can have fun and review musical terms at the same time. What a great bonus for your students! Tempo Markings Dynamics Famous Composers

Macabre Musette

This piece is great for any time of year. Written in a contrapuntal style with a few macabre twists and turns this piece is fun to play. The fingering, tempo,…

Three Ostinato Pieces for Autumn

Students of all ages love beautiful pieces that sound hard but are easy to play. These pieces fit the bill. You can teach them in a ‘New York Minute’ and…

Chord Speller Challenge

One of the great ways to keep students engaged and motivated is to teach them to play some of their favorite popular music. I teach popular music by ear and…

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