Ben M

​This is Ben's Garage Band project "Ben's Song."  He created some loops by playing in the different instruments and then mixed them down dj-style for this performance.

Artist Name - Ben’s Song - Ben M.m4a

​This is the piano solo "Dance of the Irish."

Artist Name - Dance of the Irish - Ben M.m4a

Gabrielle R

​This is the Garage Band project "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry.

Artist Name - Teenage Dream - Gabrielle R.m4a

​This is the piano solo "Firework" - another song by Katy Perry.

Artist Name - Firework - Gabrielle R.m4a

Charlie W

​This is the Garage Band project "Natural" by Imagine Dragons.  Charlie programmed in the drums and played in the other instruments.

Artist Name - Natural - Charlie W.m4a

​This is the piano solo "Bet My Life" - also by Imagine Dragons.

Artist Name - Bet My Life - Charlie W.m4a

Wayne M

​This is the piano solo "Beethoven's Ninth."  

Artist Name - Beethoven’s Ninth - Wayne M.m4a

This is the Garage Band project "The Orchestra."  Wayne used some built-in instrument patterns (the drums and strings) to start out the song and then he played in the bass and melody instruments to finish the song.​

Artist Name - The Orchestra - Wayne M.m4a

Ashlyn D

​This is the vocal/piano solo "Under the Sea" from the movie "The Little Mermaid."  Ashlyn is playing the piano and singing at the same time in this performance.

Artist Name - Under the Sea - Ashlyn D.m4a

​This is the Garage Band project "Dr. Mario."  Ashlyn played in all the instrument parts.

Artist Name - Dr Mario Title - Ashlyn D.m4a

Ky Duyen N

​The Ladyslipper Waltz was composed by Melody Bober - a Minnesota composer. This piece has been a favorite with our students.

Artist Name - Ky Duyen - Lady Slipper Waltz.m4a

Joe G

​​I like this song because it reminds me of Spain, dancers, and bullfights. When I was learning this it was tricky because of its many different rhythm patterns. I am glad that I learned it pushed me out of my comfort zone and was lots of fun.​

Artist Name - Joe G Flamenco Fire.m4a

Blake B

​This is the Garage Band project "You Belong With Me."  Blake played in all the instrument parts.

Artist Name - You Belong With Me - Blake.m4a

​This is the duet "Over the Rainbow."  Blake is playing the piano and her neighbor Brayden is on the bells.

Artist Name - Over the Rainbow - Brayden and Blake.m4a

Curtis L

​This is the trumpet solo "Bagatelle."

Artist Name - Bagatelle - Curtis L.m4a

Grace B

​This is the vocal solo "Can't Stop the Feeling" from the Trolls movie.

Artist Name - Can’t Stop the Feeling - Grace B.m4a

​This is the Garage Band project "Tribal Turn of Events."  Grace used some built-in Garage Band instrument patterns and played in some bass guitar, guitar and keyboard parts to create a really fun mix of sounds.

Artist Name - Tribal Turn of Events - Grace B.m4a

Our Favorite Composers/Books

  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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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