Giveaway: Piano Books from Award-Winning Composers! Enter Now!

Piano Book Giveaway

Win 1 of 8 piano books from award-winning composers!

Red Leaf Piano Works and Artiden are teaming up to give away piano books to lucky Artiden readers!

Red Leaf showcases works from award-winning composers and piano teachers– don’t miss out!

How to Enter

Just leave a comment telling us which book you want to win! (Choose from the eight below.)

If you have more than one entry, please include the number of entries you have and how you got them, e.g. “I also tweeted this giveaway (@artiden).”

Enter up to 4 times!

  • Get 1 Extra Entry – Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, with the hashtag #redleafgiveaway and a link to this post. Important: We can’t track your entry without the hashtag.
  • Get 2 Extra Entries – ‘Like’ Artiden and Red Leaf Pianoworks on Facebook.

Winners will be drawn randomly on June 19th, 12:00pm PST.

This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and US. Winners will be announced on Artiden and contacted via email.

Prizes

Red Leaf sent me the eight books below, and I’m super excited to be sharing them with you! (I’m definitely impressed with all the Red Leaf composers– there is a wide range of style and music.) These are great prizes… and who doesn’t like freebies?

All you have to do is leave a comment telling us which book you want to win, and you might win it!

Piano Book Giveaway

Titanic (Rebekah Maxner)

  • An early 1900s-esque collection of pieces from and inspired by the Titanic.
  • I really like the range of emotion and style in these pieces; there are melancholic sighs to carefree waltzing to cute “jig-like” movements. There aren’t any outrageous surprises in the music as each piece starts and ends seamlessly; the style is authentic and fun to play! (Intermediate)

Colour Collection (Rebekah Maxner)

  • Short, fun pieces which express moods in colours. I find a type of freedom in these pieces; they aren’t bound by any conventional ‘rules’ of composing; there’s variation in rhythm, colour, and musicality, allowing the pianist practice a range of skills with these single-page pieces. (Intermediate)

Seascape (Teresa Richert)

  • These flowing phrases are reminiscent of the sea and bring you to a walk along Vancouver’s seawall. Seascape pieces are a couple pages in length and really explore the ‘twinkling’ depths of the piano.
  • There is a lot of pedal work and you’ll find that the melodies build up as you move along. (Advanced)

Piano Book Giveaway: Susan Griesdale
Piano Poems (Susan Griesdale)

  • These pieces express a range of emotions with a type of flow, from sweet and delicate to heartbroken and melancholic. There’s even a piece where you improvise the right hand.
  • These pieces are short and I find them quite relaxing to play; they’re lyrical and they express a type of feeling, like classic reflective poems. (Intermediate)

Piano Book Giveaway: Beverly Porter

Ladybug and Friends (Beverly Porter)

  • These are short and fun pieces featuring a range of different styles that describe different bugs. Every piece is enjoyable– who can resist bugs like “Shutter Bug” and “Fashion Bug” with blues and the hoedown?
  • There is a lot of variety in rhythm and music, so it’s hard to get bored and great to learn with. (Elementary)

Piano Book Giveaway: Martha Hill DuncanPrecipitations (Martha Hill Duncan)

  • All of the pieces feature a type of continuity that really engages its listeners, yet each piece is entirely unique. Most of these pieces have more than two voices, so it’s up to you to project the melody.
  • There are lots of recurring patterns and variations with contrasting moods, and are quite exciting to play. (Advanced)

Isla Vista Suite (Martha Hill Duncan)

  • These pieces have a lot of movement; there aren’t any long, sustained moments, but there’s an underlying element of calmness and serenity.
  • The melody travels between the voices which add to the overall effect, with the constant movement apparent throughout. (Advnaced; RCM gr 7 – 9)Piano Book Giveaway: Janet Gieck

Outside My Window (Janet Gieck)

  • A very clever collection of pieces that are harder to play than you might think at first.
  • Most of the pieces transform through stages as you move on; Outside My Window is very dynamic and there’s a lot of theme variation. For example, the piece might begin with a light single melody, change into a waltz, and finally end with a ‘splink!’ (Late Intermediate)

Note: Sample recordings are available on the Red Leaf website.

Good luck everyone!

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  • Nichole June 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I’d love to win the Titanic! The titanic is one of my favourite movies.

  • Susan Lynch June 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Piano poems! The recordings sound amazing.

  • josie June 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Piano Poems. Looks interesting and beautiful!

  • Grace June 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I have 4 entries: I liked both Artiden and Redleaf on Facebook, and I tweeted about this giveaway.

    I’d like to win Seascape (all of these sound great).

  • Pamela M. D. Bonta June 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I would love to have Maxner’s Colour book.

  • Michael Trew June 12, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Quick Tips for Accurate Sight Reading sounds like a great book!

    • Grace June 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks, Michael! Quick Tips for Accurate Sight Reading isn’t a full-blown book, although I’d love to get it published one day. It’s an article that anyone can read– feel free take a look.

      To enter the giveaway, check out the eight books above and choose one that you want to win!

  • Sean Raleigh June 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I’d love to win Outside My Window in order to challenge myself more on the piano!

  • Leo Baran June 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I liked Artiden and Red Leaf Pianoworks on facebook, so I have three entries. Anyway, I would love to have Seascape (and/or Isla Vista Suite).

  • Noreen Wensley June 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    3 entries for me. I have some of these books already, and they’re fabulous. So, if I were to pick 3 that I don’t own already, I’d love a copy of any of these ones (and thanks in advance if I win!):

    I’d love to try Seascapes, Titanic, and Isla Vista Suite.

    ~ Noreen ~

  • Michael Trew June 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Titanic sounds interesting for a piano book!

  • Noreen Wensley June 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Janet’s “Outside My Window” is a super collection that everyone needs in their libraries.

    I’m in love with many of these composers’ works, and can’t rave enough. Congratulations to the lucky winners of the books, and thanks to the talented women at Red Leaf for their creative genius!

    ~ Noreen Wensley ~

  • Carmen June 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I like the sound of Precipitations. Oh, and I also entered on Twitter!

  • Laura June 13, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Piano Poems seems like a wonderful book to add to any collection

  • Beth Tadeson June 13, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Three entries for me (facebook). So hard to choose just one, but I think I’d like Outside My Window for my six late-intermediate students.

  • Pat June 13, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I’d like to win Ladybug and Friends for my granddaughter.

  • Noreen Wensley June 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I think I’d love a copy of “Seascapes”… a book that would remind me of the West Coast.

  • Anastasia @ eco-babyz June 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    3 entries, I like both on Facebook
    I would pick the Colour Collection

  • ron marsh June 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Precipitations sounds beautiful.

  • Emily Morelli June 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    My little girl would love Lady Bug and Friends

  • Emilie June 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Ladybug and Friends sounds really interesting– I’m sure my students would love this book!

  • Eileen Krueger June 14, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I would like to win Isla Vista Suite.

  • Michelle Stukane June 14, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Precipitations! It sounds so beautiful and fun!

  • Lynnette June 14, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I would like to win Seascape. Sounds like beautiful music.

  • Shelley C. June 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Wow hard choices I think I would like Seascape. Thanks.

  • Shelley C. June 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    tweeted https://twitter.com/Mrspoofa/status/213401029625131009

  • Clara S. June 15, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I’d love to win ‘seascape’!! Love the sea and music about it…

  • Tamar June 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I think ladybug and friends is a great book.

  • Liza Lo June 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Precipitations and Isla Vista Suite seems desirable.

    • Grace June 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      Hi Liza! You don’t have enough entries for both of these books (you need at least two, and you’ve only got one).

      To qualify, you can add more entries through Facebook or Twitter (see details above).

  • Emilie S. June 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I really want to win Seascape! I’m from Vancouver too, and the tracks sound amazing!

  • Jekabs Jursins June 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I’m liking the look of Precipitations :)
    and I liked both facebook pages, just check the ‘liked’ list to clarify

  • jennifer gray June 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    i would like Ladybug and Friends sounds like fun stuff to play

    • jennifer gray June 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      i also have liked the facebook pages

  • Jessica June 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    4 entries, I liked both and tweeted!

    I would love to win the Titanic book :)

  • Julianne R. June 17, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Piano poems sounds beautiful!

  • Richard June 17, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I would really love a copy of Colour Collections!

  • Diane Baum June 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I would love to win the Titanic book

  • Lolita June 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I would like to win PIANO POEMS… I would pick some and play at our next recital and impress my teacher.

  • Renée Ritz June 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I’d love a copy of the Isla Vista Suite. Keep up the great work!

  • Renee G June 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I would love to win Titanic.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)Com

  • Monika Dryburgh June 18, 2012 at 1:55 am

    I particularly like the look of Beverly Porter’s “Ladybug and Friends”.

    (3 entries; liked on facebook.)

  • Michelle B June 18, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I would love to win the Seascapes.
    I Liked Artiden and Red Leaf Pianoworks on Facebook (Michelle Bainbridge)for a total of
    3 entries.

  • Vivian June 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    lt would be a pleasure if l got “0utside my widnow.”

  • Storm, the Psychotic Housewife June 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I would pick Ladybug and Friends.

  • R Hicks June 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I want to win color collections

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  • R Hicks June 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    tweet http://twitter.com/brich2222/status/214920572071710720

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  • R Hicks June 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    like both fb
    rich hicks
    brich22 at earthlink dot net

    1

  • R Hicks June 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    like both fb
    rich hicks
    brich22 at earthlink dot net

    2

  • Maegan Morin June 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I would like to win them all!! But i think the Titanic one appeals to me the most :D

  • Maegan Morin June 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/fahlinstar/status/214939859016622080

  • Maegan Morin June 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I like Artiden on facebook (same name)

  • Maegan Morin June 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I like Red Leaf Pianoworks on facebook (same name)

  • Cindy Latrace June 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I would like to win the Ladybug and Friends…it looks fun.

    I like the 2 pages on FB so I have 3 entries.

    Thanks.

  • Trisha McKee June 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I would love the Piano poems

  • christal c June 19, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Ladybug and Friends is one I would choose

  • christal c June 19, 2012 at 4:56 am

    ‘Like’ Artiden and Red Leaf Pianoworks on Facebook.
    christal couturier
    #1

  • Ashley Hurtt June 19, 2012 at 4:56 am

    I would like to win the Titanic one.

    I also liked the two facebook pages.

  • christal c June 19, 2012 at 4:57 am

    ‘Like’ Artiden and Red Leaf Pianoworks on Facebook.
    christal couturier
    #2

  • Brenda Elsner June 19, 2012 at 5:01 am

    I like the Ladybug and Friends.

  • amy deeter June 19, 2012 at 5:20 am

    the Ladybug and Friends

  • Buddy Garrett June 19, 2012 at 6:12 am

    I would like to win Piano Poems (Susan Griesdale).

  • Buddy Garrett June 19, 2012 at 6:14 am

    I like Artiden and Red Leaf Pianoworks on Facebook.

  • heather c June 19, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I would like Isla Vista Suite

    Tweeted – @ilovetoclap

    Like Grace Miles on facebook.

    Like Red Leaf Piano on facebook.

    Four entries!

  • paige jagan June 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

    i would love to win ladybug and friends

  • Tim Moss June 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I’ll try Colour Collection.

  • Tim Moss June 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Like Artiden on Facebook.

    2 entries.

  • Tim Moss June 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Like Red Leaf Pianoworks on Facebook.

    3 entries.

  • Tim Moss June 19, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/Yupbucket/status/215135537131040770.

    4 entries.

  • Elizabeth June 19, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I would like Outside my window

    Like Grace Miles on facebook.

    Like Red Leaf Piano on facebook.

    Three entries.

  • Marissa June 19, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I would choose piano poems

  • Laurie Emerson June 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I like the Ladybug and Friends.
    lauraemerson 17 at yahoo dot com

  • shirley zolenski June 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I like Titanic

  • shirley zolenski June 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/daveshir2005/status/215206913237983234

  • shirley zolenski June 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    like u both on fb as shirley greenawalt zolenski

    1

  • shirley zolenski June 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    email subscriber

  • Neil M. June 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I would like the Seascape book.

  • Neil M. June 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    tweeted (@mclean_tennis)

  • Neil M. June 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I like Artiden and Red Leaf Pianowork on facebook (Neil McLean)

  • Grace June 20, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Thank you to everyone who entered! The giveaway has ended. Stay tuned for the winners!