Review: Jingle Those Bells

Once a year about mid to late October I give my students Christmas books so they can start learning their Christmas music for our annual Christmas camp and/or music at the mall performance. While I like to give suggestions to what I think they would enjoy (or what I would really LOVE for them to play) I always have them make the final decision on what they would like to perform. It is inevitable that I will have a handful of students that want to play… can you guess it? Yep! Jingle Bells! But what if… you had a book that […]

Review: Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls

Just in time for Halloween, Jerald Simon has released a new book, Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls. This fun and ‘scary’ book is perfect to use for halloween performances or just fun pieces to supplement and learn. Just like Platinum, all the pieces in this book were part of his “Cool Songs Annual Subscription”. Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls are written for the early intermediate to late intermediate student in mind. Every piece comes with three MP3s that are fun to play along with and would really add some extra spookiness to a performance. And each one has a […]

Review: Platinum

Jerald Simon has done it again. He recently released a new book, Platinum. Platinum is filled with 17 “cool” songs in the Intermediate-Late Intermediate level. (How beautiful is that cover?!) All 17 of these cool songs were composed by Jerald Simon as part of his “Cool Songs Annual Subscription”. So if you already subscribe, chances are you may have all or most of these pieces and already know how fun they are. If you would like to check out more details about the weekly “Cool Songs” annual subscription, click here. One of my favorite features are the helpful videos where Jerald goes through the pieces […]

Free book by Jerald Simon!

Jerald Simon has an awesome promotion going on right now but only through the end of June so be sure to act now! Jerald is giving away a FREE PDF book to prepare for the 4th of July. You can read a past review I have done of “Jazzed about 4th of July” here.You can click on this link to download the book and listen to the MP3s of Jerald playing the pieces: Since he is giving this book away for FREE, he just asks if you do, download, please do the following 3 things: 1. Like his Facebook page here. 2. […]

Music Motivation Subscription Winners

I’m so excited to announce the winners that will receive either a Platinum subscription or Annual Subscription to Jerald Simon’s Music Motivation music. You are in for a treat! Congratulations to these 5 teachers who won the annual subscription: Anita B. Robert Shaw Lori Harrison Barbara Angela Jacob   And a BIG congratulations to Valerie Evensen. She won the Platinum subscription! If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out the Music Motivation subscription options, be sure to do that. Click for Annual Subscription Click for Platinum Subscription   Have you heard Goblin’s Getaway yet? If not, you will want […]

Jerald Simon Giveaway!

Did you hear about the annual subscription to Music Motivation that Jerald Simon started? If you missed the news yesterday, click here to read all about it. To celebrate this awesome news, Jerald is offering some BIG giveaways! Read them carefully. Everyone can walk away a winner in some form or another… (1) Everyone who likes Jerald Simon on Facebook AND FPSResources on Facebook will receive one free month! A perfect way to try it and see how you like it. AFTER liking both pages, (by the way this includes your students so pass the word along), you will need to enter […]

Jerald Simon – Cool Song and Cool Exercise subscription

If your students are fans of Jerald Simon’s music, then you are in for a real treat. Jerald Simon has started an annual subscription option for teachers and their students. Every Friday, he will be sharing a new “Cool Song” and “Cool Exercise for piano teachers and their students. Piano teachers who subscribe to the “Individual Piano Teacher” package have permission to print each new “Cool Song” and “Cool Exercise” with the piano students in their studio along with emailing students the three different “minus tracks”. With the “Platinum Piano Teacher Subscription“, teachers are still licensed to print off every […]

Free Daily Giveaway from Jerald Simon

Jerald Simon is holding a FREE Daily Giveaway  for the next two months (August and September) where he is giving away a FREE album download (MP3) of his latest album, Sweet Serenity, and a complete PDF bundle package of my Cool Songs for Cool Kids Series. That is a giveaway every single day! You can learn more about this giveaway by visiting this link: Sweet Serenity  You can listen to a few of the “minus tracks” from the Primer Level book as well. The “minus tracks” from all of the piano solos in the Primer Level book will be available next week – […]

Music Book Review- The Dawn of a New Age

Jerald Simon’s newest book, The Dawn of a New Age, is a refreshing set of New Age style intermediate to late intermediate collections. 12 pieces are included in this book, beginning with the easiest piece and progresses to the most difficult. The 12 original piano solos composed by Jerald Simon are: 1. Morning Star 2. The Sands of Time 3. Reflection 4. Song of Serenity 5.Downcast 6. Utopia 7. The Dawn of a New Age 8. Heaven on Earth 9. Hereafter 10. Tranquility 11. Destiny 12. Resolution As you play through the pieces in this book, you will notice the repeated […]

Music Review: Triumphant

With the Olympics in full swing, I wanted to review a book that goes along perfectly with any Olympic theme. Triumphant, original inspirational and majestic piano solos composed by Jerald Simon fits the bill perfectly. Written for intermediate to late intermediate students every piece in this book is motivating and exciting to play. Inside Triumphant, you will find: Introduction (theory used to compose the pieces) Triumphant What Could Have Been Prestige Stepping Stones Conviction Standing Tall Ahead of the Game Looking Up If at First You Don’t Succeed Starting Over Don’t you LOVE these titles? Just wait until you play […]