Review: Spotlight Solos

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Jennifer Eklund (Piano Pronto) recently came out with a new supplementary book that I wanted to share with you today. Spotlight Solos is a highly motivating supplementary solo book for Late Beginners through Early Intermediate students. You may recognize some of the pieces that are available elsewhere, but may have been arranged a little different then the original version.

Someday is perfect for those students that enjoy the pop style arrangements such as Taylor Swift.

Spanish Dance is a fun piece to play that is upbeat with fun syncopated rhythms.

End Game is a studio favorite that is played fast and has lots of LH crossovers for students to have fun with. Boys and girls alike enjoy playing this one! Since it’s in C minor it would even work well for Halloween time!

The Return is another pop style piece that is very motivational to learn and play.

No Limits is an exciting piece especially for boys (but girls like it too!). I love the rhythms in this one!

Bluesy Tuesday is a fun jazzy piece that practices swing and triplets.

Super Spy Guy is another great piece that would be perfect to play at Halloween time or any time. Sneaky fun!

Oh Snap! gets the student snapping and swinging. Another great piece for students who enjoy playing jazzy solos.

Skipping Town was written with the teacher in mind. Perfect for students who need to practice their steps vs. skips and 2 note phrases.

The Chase is another favorite. Fast and furious and oh so much fun to play! It’s one of those “sounds harder then it is” pieces that inspires and motivates a student to keep playing!

Spotlight Solos is 5 star book that is jam packed with motivation pieces for students to play. Each piece will become a favorite as they learn them. A student saver must have!

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67 Comments

  1. Christine

    Would love to win this!

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  2. Krystle Sanchez

    This is exciting! Most of my students are Late Elementary/Early Intermediate! Looking for motivating repertoire! 🙂

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  3. Lori

    I would love to win this!

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  4. Brenda Slocum

    Yes, include me.. I would love to see her book.

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  5. Laura B.

    I’ve already purchased Super Spy Guy and The Chase and the students I bought them for loved them. I’d love to own the whole collection!

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  6. Denise Thompson

    I have recently discovered Jennifer’s music and it is a must have in my studio now. My hard to please teenagers are loving it and I am loving it that they are happy!
    Thanks Jennifer,
    Denise Thompson

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  7. Brenda

    This looks like a very motivating collection. I would love to win it.

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  8. Margaret MacKenzie

    Most of my students fall into this range. This would be a great resource to have on hand!

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  9. Bev Haley

    I actually have ordered one of these, but would love another for one of my lucky students

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  10. Jenifer Kirby Laker

    I have loved everything I have purchased from Jennifer. I would love to add this to my collection.

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  11. Jacki Alexander

    Love these pices and would love to have the compilation for my studio library!

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  12. Genny Rafferty

    I’ve been wanting to try her solos for a while. Glad I talked to you about them today!

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  13. Stephanie

    Love Jennifer’s music! 😀

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  14. Karin Boumeester

    Sounds like some gems for my students. Thanks for the review.

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  15. Alison Scott

    This looks like an excellent resource!

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  16. Mala Kennard

    I am always looking for new material for high school piano class students. This looks like a great resource! Would love to win one!

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  17. Rebecca U

    I have been looking at all of the piano pronto music, and would love to get the Spotlight Solos! Thanks for the give away and discount code!

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  18. Noreen F

    I love all of Jennifer’s music!

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  19. Linda

    This would be great to have for several of my students.

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  20. nmusic7

    I would love to win this!

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  21. Coila Robinson

    Always looking for a composer who knows what kids can play, and better, what they like! Its time I look closer at Jennifer’s books!

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  22. Dorothy Mullikin

    Looks like a great practice-motivator! Love to win a copy.

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  23. Lisa kiernan

    Sounds like a great book!

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  24. Sarah A.

    I’m always looking for new supplemental pieces. Would love to add this to my collection!

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  25. Beth T.

    I love Jennifer’s Christmas arrangements, I’m sure these will be equally as great.

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  26. Geri Miller

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Sounds like great fun.

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  27. leia12

    Enter me, please! I’m a huge fan of Jennifer’s music – not only for my students, but I love playing her lyrical arrangements myself, too 🙂

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  28. Coo Jarvis

    These pieces sound wonderful, Ithink my students would love them!

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  29. Becky Womack

    I would love to win this!

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  30. Robbin

    This sounds as if it might be just right for someone’s recital piece. Oh, I need to see this!

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  31. Kathy G

    This collection sounds like the perfect thing for 3 of my students right now. I love Jennifer’s other music, so I would love to win this collection.

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  32. SusanW

    Looks like fun music!!

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  33. Marion

    This books looks wonderful. I would love to win it.

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  34. Karen

    Would love to add this to my studio! Looks like another Jennifer Ecklund winner!

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  35. Alice Miller

    These sound like appealing and motivating pieces for students. I’d love to add it to my library

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  36. Janet Maass Fitz

    Have recently been introduced to Jennifer Eklund. Love her approach, her arrangements, and original compositions! Would love to have a copy for my studio!

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  37. Rebecca

    My students have really been enjoying her pieces – I would love to win this book!

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  38. Elaine

    Sounds perfect for motivating students…would love to win this. Thanks!

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  39. Spring Seals

    These sound great, I would love to try them out with my students. I just had a student purchase Jennifer’s Impressions for piano and she is loving them!

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  40. Mary Cumming

    sounds great! I’d love a copy!

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  41. Mary Ellen Farthing

    Super Spy Guy is a real hit with my kids! Thank You!

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  42. Tracy Selle

    I LOVE Jennifer’s compositions. I hope I win!

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  43. thewaterninja

    This book sounds great! Would love to win!

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  44. Nina

    Yes please! I love that you have a digital version!

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  45. Sheila

    Jennifer’s music hits the “spot”!

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  46. karihamilton11kari

    i love these

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  47. Kelly Koch

    I am close to deciding to be 100% Eklund!! I love her music and my adult and older kid students would love this book. Thank you for offering a free one. I have her New Horizons supplement book and just love it.

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  48. Claudia Reinsch

    Would love to check this out – have heard so many wonderful comments on the Piano Pronto songs.

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  49. Rhonda H

    My students LOVE all of Jennifer Eklund’s music! Would love to win this book!

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  50. Johanna

    Sounds fantastic! Would love to win.

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  51. Ann Dillman

    Would love to win a copy…music looks great.

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  52. Lavinia Livingston

    I have been considering this book for my students. This would be such a great opportunity to try it out. It seems like a favorite for a lot of teachers.

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  53. Chagné

    It looks like this book has some amazing pieces to offer for recitals! Would absolutely LOVE to have this one in my collection! 🙂

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  54. Janice

    Already use several of these pieces but would love to have to have the collection. love her music and so do my students!

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  55. Deb

    This looks like an awesome supplemental book

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  56. Saundra

    I would sure love to win this book! Love the varied styles in this collection for late elementary students.

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  57. Andrea

    My students and I enjoy Jennifer’s music very much! Would love to win!

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  58. Anita B

    Jennifer’s music is awesome! I’d love to win this.

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  59. Gail Quackenbush

    Sounds very interesting. Would like to try it.

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  60. Karen T

    Would love to try.

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  61. Donna McLain

    Interesting titles…would love to try it.

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