Composer of the month – Carol Matz

Composer for February…Carol Matz! Background Carol Matz is a composer, arranger, and teacher.  She has written over 300 published titles for piano students, and presents workshops around the world. I attended Carol Matz’s workshop in March 2017, and was very impressed by her passion and enthusiasm for sharing music with students. You can read her … More Composer of the month – Carol Matz

Composer of the month – Wendy Stevens

Starting off 2018…the composer of the month is Wendy Stevens! Background Wendy Stevens is a pianist, teacher, composer and clinician.  She has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Masters of Music in Theory and Composition from Wichita State University. She publishes blogs regularly on her website composecreate.com . She offers many helpful ideas for teachers … More Composer of the month – Wendy Stevens

Composer of the month – Martha Mier

The composer for December is…Martha Mier! Background Martha Mier is a pianist, piano teacher, composer, and clinician and currently resides in Florida. I met her briefly at MTNA (Music Teacher’s National Association) in Baltimore in March 2017 as she was presenting newly composed material. Her “Jazz, Rag & Blues” series are hugely popular with many … More Composer of the month – Martha Mier

Composer of the month – Wynn-Anne Rossi

Hello everyone! And in a blink of an eye, September has zoomed by!  I’ve skipped September because I had a baby on the last day of August, and I’m starting to get back into the groove of blogging. Here is October’s composer: Composer for October…Wynn-Anne Rossi! Background Wynn-Anne Rossi is a composer, pianist and music … More Composer of the month – Wynn-Anne Rossi

Composer(s) of the month – the Bastiens

Composer(s) for August…the Bastiens! Background One of the first books I was taught from was James Bastien’s series “Bastien Piano Basics”. As a result, when I first started teaching piano, these were my “go-to” books. I used Bastien’s Primer A and B books for young beginners, and continued with book 1, 2, 3. Meanwhile, I … More Composer(s) of the month – the Bastiens