A Life Lived

“A Life Lived” is an early advanced to advanced piece that was inspired by the music of Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Billy Joel. Indulge in a little nostalgia as you remember a life filled with ups and downs … but most of all good memories.

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!


A Life Lived Description:

  • Level: Early Advanced/Advanced
  • Pages: 5 pages, 2 pages of music, cover included
  • Format: PDF, digital, backing tracks, etc. (include # of each)
  • Studio Licence Bonus: cover art, “make it your own” suggestions for students
  • Collections: Memories

For students that love the music of Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and Elton John, this piece will be a big hit!  Used as an excellent recital option, “A Life Lived” draws audience members in with the familiar style.

A Life Lived Level:

“A Life Lived” is an early advanced to advanced piano solo.  Students are encouraged to experiment with articulation, half vs. full pedal and the full range of each dynamic marking to bring out the emotions in each section.

  • Mode: A Major
  • Time Signature: 4/4
  • Concepts: Many octaves (including parallel octaves), ledger lines (up to 5)

A Life Lived 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:

“A Life Lived” 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 “A Life Lived” 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!

  1. Rosemarie Penner

    Love this song!

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