Story Tunes contains innovative theme and variation performance pieces that are highly unique and captivating. They ignite the imagination of students, teachers, and audience members through story telling enhanced by variations on familiar melodies, and they even explore history! Story Tunes is a must-have for piano teachers looking to liven up their recitals and group classes. I can't wait to see the Story Tunes collection grow. Ann Jansen's creativity knows no limits."
Such a new and fun concept to use a story with Mary had a Little Lamb; using major and minor notes to make the song whimsical and dramatic. It captured my attention, and was so enjoyable to listen to.
I combined Volumes 2 and 3 of Mary Had a Little Lamb at my Suzuki Volume 1 Recital. It was fun! Now, I am able to improvise the left hand notes to create other songs on my own.
The Mary composition is an innovative way to help kids understand the way chords and tempo function to influence the emotion you want your audience to experience.