Piano Creatures

...take you to an exciting world of music, stories, and drawings, which help you learn to play the piano and understand instrumental music, a fascinating, imaginative, and merry experience.

Piano course books and compilations of piano pieces, especially loved by piano students and teachers in Estonia, for playing from beginners to advanced. Exciting new repertoire, recordings for listening and play-along with fun drawings in beautifully designed colourful piano books and CDs by Katri Rebane (composer), Kerstin Hallik (illustrator) and Peeter Rebane (arranger).

Piano Creatures promise that a child who discovers a piano with them will never throw his piano out of the window or hate playing the instrument. On the contrary! With Piano Creatures, they learn to understand, love and create music themself!

Piano Course
“Piano Creatures. Tiny Paws”

The series of books on piano courses consist of four parts. Entire music is a new original, influenced by classical, jazz and pop music. The whole piano coursebook is structured to use independently or by the child with the parent. It is an excellent choice for a novice teacher because it develops systematically and requires additional materials. The style of the piano book is cheerful. The characters are unique piano creatures with their various activities, whose character is in the music. All books are colourful, with lots of illustrations. Recordings of all pieces are accessible for the learner to use. Learning piano from these books is quick and fun.

Part 1

The first part is for teaching the youngest learners, aged 5-6 years. It begins the pre-notation era so that before moving on to a complex notation, the student can already experience the joy of playing alone and ensemble. Every piece also has the teacher’s part, which helps to transform a simple composition into an inspiring musical act. In addition, there are recordings for listening and playing along to the same music. Crosswords and vital tasks help you check theoretical knowledge. Also, students are encouraged and taught how to write their music.

Chubby Ghost is playing hide and seek | Look
Chubby Ghost is playing hide and seek | Listen
Chubby Ghost is chasing a Flea | Look
Chubby Ghost is chasing a Flea | Listen

Klaveriloomad. Väikesed käpad 1. osa
Klaveriloomad. Väikesed käpad 2. osa

Part 3

The third part is a sequel to the last two parts of the same series with brand new piano pieces. New notes were added parallel in the violin and bass keys in the first two parts, with slightly more complex rhythm combinations and playing techniques. Student can now move around the keyboard using different fingers, learn to make a simple accompaniment to a melody, solve crossword puzzles to test own knowledge. All the pieces in the lesson book are recorded and can be listened to freely by the book user.

Duckling Pärt's underwater world | Look
Duckling Pärt's underwater world | Listen
Carnival of Piano Creatures | Look
Carnival of Piano Creatures | Listen

Klaveriloomad. Väikesed käpad 3. osa

Part 4

Anyone who has completed the last three parts of the same series will have enough piano playing skills and experience to move on to slightly more complex technical tasks and theoretical knowledge. They get acquainted with different keys, learn to play scales, cadences and triads. New notes and playing techniques were added. This coursebook also contains crossword puzzles and recordings of all the pieces.

The sun fragments are dancing on Ilves Iida's nose | Look
The sun fragments are dancing on Ilves Iida's nose | Listen
Night of storm birds | Look
Night of storm birds | Listen

Klaveriloomad. Väikesed käpad 4. osa

Compilations of piano pieces for beginners, intermediate and advanced

Compilations of piano pieces include music for beginners and intermediate as well as advanced piano players. These pieces encourage a good study process - humoured and inspiring, and they let you master necessary techniques, develop musical expression and fantasy. Protagonists of these musical pieces are piano creatures whose character and adventures are revealed either in the title or in a short story linked to it. Moreover, all creatures have come to life in colourful illustrations, which trigger students' fantasy when interpreting the music and apprehending the character. Recordings of piano pieces help figure out more detailed notes and rhythms and encourage independent study. Some music is arranged for piano and band, on recordings also play-along version. It motivates practice and offers a good ensemble work experience.

Klaveriloomad. Elu muusikas
Klaveriloomad. Klaverilood 2 noot + CD
Klaveriloomad. Lumised lood

“Piano Pieces for the Cheerful Mood”

The first collection of Piano Creatures, whose many pieces have become hits today. Five of ten pieces for arrested piano and band with play-along option. The compilation is currently sold out.

The easy afternoon of the old Fox of Rock'n Roll | Youtube

CD

The series of Piano Creatures also includes CDs for listening for ages 3 - 103. “Piano Creatures. Best Pieces” and “Piano Creatures. Musical Lives”

Klaveriloomad CDs

Concert

Piano Creatures concerts are frequently performed at schools, kindergartens and concert halls.

About the Author

Katri Rebane, whose compilations of piano pieces have gained immense popularity amongst Estonian piano students and teachers, has, next to composing music, also been teaching children for over 25 years. This experience has given her the expertise to recognise children's wishes, expectations, and technical potential and, thus, enables her to consider all that when writing music. Katri Rebane has an MA in Chamber Music and a BA in Piano Studies (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre).

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Katri Rebane

Katri Rebane
katri@klaveriloomad.ee

author of all music,
texts and methodology,
performer on CDs.

Kerstin Hallik

Kerstin Hallik - kunstnik,
kerstin@klaveriloomad.ee

illustrations and design

Peeter Rebane

Peeter Rebane - kitarrist,
peeter@klaveriloomad.ee

+372 501 4226
arrangements, guitar and other
instruments on CDs.