Lena’s Journey

“Lena’s Journey” is an intermediate to late intermediate piece about my grandmother’s life.  The somber hardships of growing up in Siberia leads to hope and eventually joy as her family moves in search of a better life. 

Students will explore both F minor and F Major modes to build the emotion of this ‘life’s journey’ piece.

For more savings, click here to get the “Memories” collection!

Studio Use Licence – All pieces come with a studio licence.  Buy once and use with your direct students for years to come!


Lena’s Journey Description:

  • Level: Intermediate to Late Intermediate
  • Pages: 5 pages, 2 pages of music, cover included
  • Format: Instant PDF download
  • Studio Licence Bonus: Cover art, “make it your own” suggestions for students
  • Collections: Memories

“Lena’s Journey” is an intermediate to late intermediate piano solo that explores life’s journey through the F minor & Major modes.  The piece has hymn-like elements with a melody line that moves between the chord notes.

Lena’s Journey Level:

“Lena’s Journey” is an intermediate to late intermediate piano solo.  This piece was inspired by the Eastern European music my grandmother would have heard growing up while also taking inspiration from her favourite hymn.

  • Mode: F Minor and F Major
  • Time Signature: 3/4
  • Concepts: Parallel harmonic 6th intervals, tied chord notes with melody on top, up to 7th intervals, triplets, transitioning from minor to Major mode, rubato, up to 2 ledger lines

Lena’s Journey Bonus:

All sheet music comes with original cover art.  This piece comes with “make it your own” suggestions for students to experiment with developing their own voice.

More About The “Memories” Collection:

“Lena’s Journey” is part of the ‘Memories’ collection for intermediate to advanced level students that like a bit of nostalgia.  The inspiration for this collection came from memories from my life: piano music I’ve loved, my grandmother’s life, as well as looking back on happy or bittersweet memories.  Students can use these pieces as either a fun look back or a way to express artistically some of the emotions they may be experiencing.

Songs found in the “Memories” collection are:

  • A Life Lived: early advanced/advanced level piece for students that love the piano music from Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and Elton John
  • Farewell, Old Friend: early intermediate level piece for students that are fans of ‘Lord Of The Rings’ or fantasy music 
  • Lena’s Journey: intermediate/late intermediate level piece for students that would like to explore an Eastern-European style with a hymn-like base.

What is a studio licence?

When you purchase “Lena’s Journey” you get a studio-licence PDF of the piece.  This piece is sent digitally via an email receipt.  If you have a multi-teacher studio, please contact Rosemarie directly for additional licences.  Thanks!

A studio licence is a great way to stretch your studio repertoire budget.  Purchase music once and use for years (even decades) with students you directly teach!  For online teachers, if you share the piece during online lessons, students must print immediately and not retain an electronic copy of the piece.

For more information on your studio licence, check out the Terms and Conditions page.

If you purchase a collection you will need a program to open zip files to access all pieces within the collection.

Should I print all pages for students?

Yes!  Each page is designed with students in mind.

  • Page 1: Cover art
  • Page 2: Description, tips for students to make it their own, terms of use
  • Page 3+: Music
  • Last page: Other music they may like

Students love a bit of cover art since it can help them get into the mood and story of a piece.   I’ve included ways to adapt or play with the music so students become part of the creative process.

The terms of use are there to educate students and their families about copyright law.  We know, but they may not realize what they are innocently doing may cause you to lose your studio licence.

Lastly, having other pieces at a similar level can keep students excited about what the next song in their musical journey can be!


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