This is the first in a new series of articles I’ll be writing featuring my favourite piano pieces for boys by a variety of Australian and International composers.
I had the fortune to meet Geri Rea at a piano teachers’ PD day at the Convention Centre in Melbourne 2010.
Geri is a talented teacher and composer who lives in Newcastle, NSW who has written a number of books of music, mainly for students around Preliminary – Grade 1/2 level (late elementary – early intermediate).
I’ve been teaching with three of her books in my studio since 2010 and have chosen what I believe to be the top 10 best pieces for boys from:
- Surfing, Sailing, Sprinting
- The Playground
- World in Harmony
Here’s a quick look at the pieces:
Who does the music suit?
Geri’s music will instantly appeal to all children, teens and adults, with the Surfing, Sailing & Sprinting book a particular favourite amongst my male students (children and teens).
World in Harmony is a great book for exploring the sounds of other countries and the pieces would instantly suit a themed recital “Around the World” or similar.
The Playground is great for any school-aged children and features music in a variety of styles, harmonies and speeds.
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Grade 1 Exam Piece – TCL
I was really excited to find out that one of Geri’s pieces from “World in Harmony” has been featured in Trinity College’s Grade 1 piano books. The piece is called Red Square March.
This is a great indicator of the quality of Geri’s music and I’m sure more exam boards will pick up her music in the future.
Where can I purchase it?
When you become a member of my Inner Circle Community, you get free access to Surfing, Sailing and Sprinting with a full studio licence.
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For Geri’s other books, head to her website: Piano for Schools to order your books.
Got any questions?
Let me know below 🙂