Catching Butterflies (Garage Band Project)

​My students have begun creating a spring project in their music lessons so this is a short one that I created as a demo for them.  The students look forward to this project each year of creating something in music and Garage Band is a favorite app for them.

Artist Name - Catching Butterflies.m4a
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This Is Me

​I had such a fun time arranging this great song from "The Greatest Showman" that I just had to share it!  This is one of those rare times where I am not arranging for a student, but just for fun.

Artist Name - ThisIsMe.mp3
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OWCA Files (Garage Band Project)

​Here is a Garage Band project a student of mine did over the summer.  It is a fun and catchy song from the cartoon Phineas and Ferb.

Artist Name - O.W.C.A Files.m4a
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Using Melody Patterns in Composition

​This is a lovely composition idea one of my students created by using a repeating melody pattern.

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Phantom of the Opera Medley

​One of my students is planning to play a Phantom of the Opera Medley that I arranged several years ago.  After hearing it again I was not happy with the segue from "Phantom of the Opera" to "Music of the Night."  Here is the updated segue.  Enjoy!

Artist Name - PhantomSegue.mp3
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Our Favorite Composers/Books

  • Melody Bober
    Melody Bober is such a popular composer with our students! We think it is because she is from Minnesota. So she knows what Minnesotans like in their music!
  • Frederic Chopin
    Chopin is Elizabeth's favorite composer for the piano. In fact, he composed ONLY for the piano. It is no wonder many of her more advanced students enjoy playing his music also!
  • John Williams
    John Williams has been composing music for movies for such a long time! Many of the students enjoy playing the music from "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter," two of his most loved musical scores.
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