Piano Inspires Kids: Winter Issue Sneak Peak

The Winter 2024 Issue of Piano Inspires Kids is coming soon! Subscribers will be receiving the print issue in their mailboxes in the coming weeks. Not a subscriber? Subscribe by Thursday, December 14 at kids.pianoinspires.com/subscribe to receive the issue and give the gift of music to the musicians in your life! Keep reading for a sneak peek into the Winter issue.

1. The Winter 2024 issue of Piano Inspires Kids celebrates the music of Florence Price.

Readers will learn about the life and music of Florence Price, find out more about the recent discovery of her music in an Illinois home, and listen to a performance of Piano Sonata in E Minor, performed by Karen Walwyn. A guide is provided to give listeners a deeper understanding of this fascinating piece. 

2. Play new music by Artina McCain!

Add new music to your repertoire with Artina McCain’s new solo David, Plays! Based on the spiritual Little David, Play on Your Harp, students will have fun learning this energetic solo with its syncopated rhythms, quick dynamic changes, and playful use of rests. 

3. Learn how to host a Silent Film Recital.

Looking for new recital ideas? Learn how to host a Silent Film Recital in your studio! Students will be excited to choose a film, turn down the sound, and create their own musical score. A link to the Utah Silent Film Celebration will give teachers and students the inspiration they need to get started. 

4. Join our community through student submissions. 

Students from around the country wrote in to tell us about their musical accomplishments, how they prefer to practice, and showcase their artwork. Now it’s your turn! Read the magazine and go to kids.pianoinspires.com/submit to send us your thoughts on memorizing, performance videos to share, or tips to help other students in their piano learning. Responses will be shared in the Spring 2024 Piano Inspires Kids issue. 

5. Calling all composers! Write a fanfare to be featured in the Summer 2024 Piano Inspires Kids. 

Help us celebrate the Summer Games by writing a fanfare, to be featured in the Summer 2024 issue! Read the Winter issue to get tips on style, form, and notation programs and go to kids.pianoinspires.com/submit to read more about submitting your composition. We look forward to hearing and sharing your fanfares! 

Want to learn more about Piano Inspires Kids? Watch our webinar, “Inside Piano Inspires Kids: A New Publication of the Frances Clark Center” with Co-Editors-in-Chiefs Sara Ernst and Andrea McAlister: https://pianoinspires.com/webinar/10-11-23-webinar/.

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