Halloween is almost a month away so that means it’s time to start decorating and planning in the studio. This year, we are having group classes the week of Halloween so students can dress up in their costumes, perform for each other, and play musical games!
As I was assigning students’ Halloween pieces, I realized I wanted a duet for one particular set of my students. Today I wanted to share several valuable resources for Halloween music that I’ve found useful.
Maybe next time we can have a Halloween linky party or blog hop of Halloween compositions available across the web. If you’re interested, let us know! Also, we’d love to hear about any resource that you know of that I missed. Thanks in advance for your help!
My piece is called “I Spy” – it’s a late elementary duet. My inspiration came from the James Bond theme song. It should work for other times of the year as well and be fun for students since the theme song is such a popular piece (at least in my studio).
**Update: Find my new duet at my new website.
Online Resources for Halloween:
*An awesome list of repertoire compiled by Janet Harrison and listed by Wendy Stevens.
*Don’t you love Pianimation? Here’s the Halloween Resource Roundup of all the games and repertoire by the amazing Jennifer Fink.
*Beginner Halloween music can be hard to find unless you have Jennifer Foxx’s great compositions.
*Found this in my search during the week – Debbie Dee’s list of free Halloween music that includes music from a few of the sites listed above with others I hadn’t seen before!
*Roundup of materials from Susan Paradis – love her creativity!
Whitney Hawker, NCTM, teaches group and private piano at Weber State University, Utah. She loves surprising students with the perfect piece or a new exciting game! After graduate school, she missed sharing ideas and resources daily with colleagues so she and her friend, Spring, began blogging together at 4DPianoTeaching.com