The Rabbit In The Garden Description:
- Level: Elementary
- Pages: 4 pages, 1 pages of music, cover included
- Format: Instant PDF download
- Studio Licence Bonus: Cover art, “make it your own” suggestions for students
- Collections: The First Spring
Peek into the garden with “The Rabbit In The Garden”! This early elementary piece has a 2/4 time signature mimics the cute rabbit hopping around looking for delicious vegetables. Students will have fun exploring melodies in both right and left hand in this playful piece.
The Rabbit In The Garden Level:
“The Rabbit In The Garden” is an early elementary level piano solo. Hands separate practice before putting hands together will help your students feel their arm weight shift to a bounce in the 2-note and 3-note slurs. To really hear the rabbit hopping, put a little extra weight (emphasis) on the first beat of each measure.
For extra exploration, your students can try playing the melody in the right-hand or the left–hand. Either way will sound good and it encourages making artistic decisions while playing.
- Mode: G Major (accidentals)
- Time Signature: 2/4
- Concepts: hands together, melody shifts between left and right hand
Smallest note in this piece is an eighth note and is part of either mini-scales or alternating notes.
The Rabbit In The Garden Bonus:
All sheet music comes with original cover art. “The Rabbit In The Garden” comes with “make it your own” suggestions for students to experiment with developing their own voice.
More About “The First Spring” Collection:
“The Rabbit In The Garden” is part of “The First Spring” collection that is designed for beginner students of various ages. Pieces are a mix of rote and level-appropriate note-reading at the elementary pieces (in one case, when taught by rote). These pieces explore a variety of concepts and several of the pieces are showstoppers for Spring recitals letting beginners of all ages feel like their pieces compare to much more advanced students.
Pieces found in “The First Spring” collection are:
- Jake Meets The Jack Rabbit: Elementary level piece about an unlikely (possible) friendship.
- The Rabbit In The Garden: Early elementary piece in 2/4 that mimics a cute rabbit in the garden.
- Time Of Renewal: Early elementary rote piece that explores 4th intervals. Fantastic as an impressive duet recital piece for this level.
- Puppy In The Park: A playful early elementary rote or elementary reading adventure for your beginner piano students that helps them recognize patterns.
More About “The First Winter” Collection:
To round out your elementary repertoire, Winter-themed repertoire, consider “The First Winter” collection that is designed for beginner students of various ages. Pieces are a mix of rote and level-appropriate note-reading at the elementary pieces. These pieces explore a variety of concepts and several of the pieces are showstoppers for Winter recitals letting beginners of all ages feel like their pieces compare to much more advanced students.
Pieces found in “The First Winter” collection are:
- First Snow: Elementary to late elementary rote/note-reading showstopper for Winter recitals.The Blizzard: Elementary to late elementary rote/note-reading piece that brings the mystery and drama of a blizzard to Winter recitals.
- Jake’s Fishing Adventure: Elementary piece that captures the playful nature of Jake the dog as he goes ice fishing with his family.
- Snowflake And Rex’s Cookie Caper: Late elementary level story-based piece in which students explore creating stealth movement and circular wrist motions as they build drama throughout the song.
What is a studio licence?
When you purchase “The Rabbit In The Garden” 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 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.
Lastly, having other pieces at a similar level can keep students excited about what the next song in their musical journey can be!