The days are cool, the nights are crisp, so…”Let’s Play!” (Issue 17 — November 2012)

Dear Friends:

piano-playerThe days are cool, the nights are crisp, so…”Let’s Play!”

Welcome to new friends.


  1. Let’s Play! now on CD!
  2. Composer Contract with Alpha Major
  3. Free MP3 Download: Sassy Senior Samba

1. Let’s Play now on CD!

The companion CD to my piano book Let’s Play: 12 Piano Solos for All Occasions is out and available for purchase! It is an engaging album with pieces from such varied genres as meditation, inspiration, boogie and rag, contemporary and joy.

Read more about the album and listen to samples on my Let’s Play! web page.

Putting this album together was truly a team effort. I was the composer and pianist. Chris Robertson produced and recorded it at the Blue Universe in San Luis Obispo. Daughter Debbie did the artwork for the CD cover. And son Peter did the website updates.

The CD is $11.95 and, with the holidays approaching, makes a great gift for all piano lovers!

2. Composer Contract with Alpha Major

I recently signed a Composer Contract with Alpha Major music publishers. Their mission is to cultivate the complete musician by providing appropriate performance music for music teachers and their students. My contract involves writing piano pieces that introduce late elementary level students to jazz. So far, I have written 2 boogies, a blues, and a rag! What fun!

You can learn more about them by visiting their website at: Alpha Major

3. Free MP3 Download

My latest free MP3 download is Sassy Senior Samba. It was written for all us seniors who are “sassy, classy, and still kickin’ ___y”…to quote the Mother’s Day card I received from my daughter this year. I had a lot of fun writing this song and I hope you enjoy it, too!

“We’re the senior generation…
Check us out for we’ve got years on our side.
Much more to us, wish you knew us?
We’ll show you what sassy seniors can do.”

Also be sure to listen to Boogie Boardin’ Boogie!

Go and enjoy life…go ahead and be “Sassy”!

Ann Marie