Composition for Young Musicians

Composition for Young Musicians book cover“Composition for Young Musicians: A Fun Way for Kids to Begin Creating Music” Book & CD

5 star rating Composition for Young Musicians

by Jennifer Wilson

The perfect supplement to any young piano student’s first lessons! Encourage their natural creativity with this fun approach. This title has received the iParenting Media award as one of the “Excellent Products of 2006.”

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“Composition for Young Musicians” promotes the natural creativity in every child and perfectly supplements any young student’s first piano lessons. No prior knowledge of music is needed to begin exploring creatively.

The book promises first-hand experience playing with compositional elements, before learning music theory. “Composition for Young Musicians” captivates the intellect and imagination, filled with fun, creative musical activities like making musical instruments from objects found in the kitchen, drawing pictures of what is heard on the included CD, and choosing musical notes by rolling the dice! At the same time, the student becomes more intimate with the piano keyboard through activities like writing a “Piece for Black Keys” and composing scary music for “The Haunted Piano.”

Composition for Young Musicians will open every student’s mind, body, ears, and eyes to sources of inspiration all around. Learning to compose music has never been so much fun! For ages 5 to 12.

  • Paperback: 48 pages with CD
  • Publisher: Alfred Music; Pap/Com edition (May 1, 2005)
  • ISBN 0739037412. 9×12 inches. English.

About the Author

Jennifer Wilson is an award winning Los Angeles based composer, author and teacher. Jennifer has scored music for film and television in Hollywood and concert which led her to develop tools specific to creating moods. Studies with film composers Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and others also shaped her approach to scoring. In addition to composing, Jennifer develops new educational methodologies for new generations of musicians.

Education: Hon. Bachelor of Music, in Theory and Composition, Western University, Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television, USC, and Certificates in Performance and Pedagogy, Royal Conservatory of Music.

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Jennifer Wilson
Jennifer Wilson