Snowflake And Rex’s Cookie Caper Description:
- Level: Late Elementary
- Pages: Pages: 5 pages, 2 pages of music, cover included
- Format: Instant PDF download
- Studio Licence Bonus: Cover art, tips and ideas for students
- Collections: The First Winter
Snowflake the Elf and Rex the T-Rex live up in the North Pole. Each Winter they come down to visit and things rarely go as planned. This year, Snowflake decides they should surprise the family with cookies since she loves them so much! However, Rex finds it hard to sneak anywhere and mixing batter isn’t easy for a tiny elf. Students will have fun recreating the antics of these two loveable creatures.
Snowflake And Rex’s Cookie Caper Level:
“Snowflake And Rex’s Cookie Caper” is a late elementary level piano solo. This story-based piece uses staccato in the left-hand with 3-note sequences and mini scale patterns in the right-hand to draw students into the story. Students will also explore smooth wrist rotation in one section as things move louder and faster each note.
While much of the piece is level appropriate there is one ‘smushed’ chord that is best taught by rote. Half notes slow down the music as students explore partial chords. Accidentals are written in as flats to show the F Major mode.
- Mode: F Major
- Time Signature: 4/4
- Concepts: Accidentals, treble clef only, fermata, getting fast and louder, sudden dynamic changes
Starting finger numbers are written in, as well as when hand position must shift. The eighth notes are part of partial scale passages so students can easily flow from note to note. There is a half rest followed by a fermata to create drama at the end of the piece.
Snowflake And Rex’s Cookie Caper Bonus:
All sheet music comes with original cover art. “Snowflake And Rex’s Cookie Caper” also comes with tips for students to master the piece.
More About “The First Winter” collection:
“Snowflake And Rex’s Cookie Caper” is part of “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 to late elementary (rote elements only) pieces. These pieces fit under the “sound harder they they look” category 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.
Piece 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 the dog as he goes ice fishing with his family.
- Snowflake And Rex’s Cookie Caper: 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 “Snowflake And Rex’s Cookie Caper” 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.
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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!