Review: My Piano Trip to London

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Elena Cobb, composer of the popular Higgledy Piggledy Jazz has just released a new book for the beginner called “My Piano Trip to London.”

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 8.03.18 AMStudents will learn about basic musical concepts, some tid bits about London and play some fun pieces with lyrics! The teacher duets that are included are the cherry on top of this delicious dessert!

I loved that Elena included a Map of London (almost) which allows for some discussion that is followed up within the book.

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For example, one of my favorite features of My Piano Trip to London is the Fab Fact, where a fact about London is shared. Students can read the fab fact and then they can go find it on the map.

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Another favorite feature included in My Piano Trip to London is the Top Tip. These are little practice tips for the students to remember when they are practicing.

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 8.17.35 AM Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 8.19.14 AMAlso included in My Piano Trip to London is a Fun Activities such as this one… Do you recognize the cat?

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 8.39.52 AMWe are BBC fans at our house. Dr. Who and Sherlock are some of our favorites to watch. Right now Dr. Who is bigger then ever, many students know and watch it. So when I saw there was a piece called TV Station BBC I just had to play it with a student. You can enjoy it here, we had a lot of fun with that piece!

Now when you look at the sample music below you will notice what Elena did with this piece. What better way to practice B and C then have a piece about TV Station BBC!

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 8.38.25 AMYou can find samples of all the pages in this book at in addition to hearing the duets.  This 44 page book is wired bound and will have complementary stickers and downloadable play-along tracks available to purchase. You can pre-order today here! It should be ready to ship by Wednesday.

Elena has generously offered to give away one copy of My Piano Trip to London to a lucky teacher! To enter leave a comment below. Deadline to enter is by Sunday, November 30, 2014  TOMORROW, Wednesday, December 3, 2014; 10:00pm (AZ, MST).  GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED


  1. Becky Wilson Hooper

    This is wonderful! I will be ordering this. It’s a great book for summer music camp projects!

  2. Julia

    This looks like lots of fun!

  3. Carla

    This book looks great! I would love to try it!

  4. Loraine

    I love the layout and the theme of the book , I would love to receive a copy of it

  5. Shirlee

    What a blessing to have so many people providing such wonderful materials for us to use for our students!!!!

  6. Julie Cooper

    Good luck! Captures the imagination &I like the focus on the clapping & counting before play.

  7. akbentz

    Unique book that looks like a lot of fun! The teacher duets sound fabulous. I would love to win it!

  8. Beth Yantz

    We also love the BBC programs you mentioned! This looks fun AND educational, not just musically. I would love to have a reference copy to offer interested students to look at.

  9. Christine Wright

    This looks incredible! We are enormous Whovians in my house and I have a dalek in my studio. He would love this book:)

  10. leiaslessons

    Please enter me! I <3 Elena's music!

  11. lynnkie

    since I may never get to London in this lifetime, I look forward to yours!

  12. Karen C

    Looks like fun resource to me. Sign me up for it! 🙂

  13. Lisa

    So imaginative and fun! Thank you for the chance to enter! 🙂

  14. Geri Miller

    What a fun book! I’ve been to London, and it would be great to use the music and activities with my students!

  15. Zoé Iglesias

    Already played some of the tunes with a students and she loved them. Can’t wait to have this book and see the stickers!

  16. Rebecca

    This looks really fun – thanks for having this giveaway!

  17. Kathy

    Wow – this looks really awesome. Really great, informative review too – thank you 🙂

  18. Lu

    Congratulations Elena; you are receiving some fabulous reviews!!

  19. Leigh

    This book looks like another great creation! Would love to win it!

  20. Dorothy

    A great book with great pieces. Love the clapping first and the almost London map.

  21. Beatriz Aguerrevere

    Looks like a fun book to have!

  22. Lavinia Livingston

    Wonderfully creative approach. Excited to see this new book.

  23. Suzanne

    This looks so cute!

  24. Annette

    What fun!

  25. Angela Jacob

    OMG! I would love to win this book!!! It looks fabulous. Love the duets. It would also be great to have all of the fun facts about London.


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