March - Student Page

2013 Composition Contest

100-day Challenge - keep working on your practice charts. You can still do this challenge.
Start at any time! Download this chart or make your own. pdf

Students who have completed the 100-day practice chart


Congratulations! Keep up the good work. We will print names of students who
send us their practice charts in upcoming issues of Piano Explorer. You can start the challenge at any time!


Included below: J.C. Bach, Listening Corner, Technology, Legendary Teachers

February Issue
- student page
March Teachers Guide
Kids' Corner
Past Issues


Composer of the Month

Johann Christian Bach


Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 7, No. 5

Sinfonia Concertante in A major, Rondeau: Allegro assai:

Piano Concerto Op. 13, No. 4, Andante

Sonata in G major For Two Pianos, Op. 15, No. 5

Cello Concerto in C minor:


Listening Corner

Galant style
Boccherini Minuet in E major:





Using Technology in Practice

Music History Websites

Legendary Teachers

In addition to being wonderful teachers, these musicians composed great music that is still often performed today.

Carl Czerny
Concerto for Piano, four hands:

Quartet for four pianos:

Variations Brillantes, Op. 14

Theodore Leschetizky
Performing Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K. 475

Performing his own composition, Die beiden Lerchen

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