Preparatory B

Preparatory A level exams are for the very beginning student. MEA Piano Studio students may take this exam one or more times.

Preparatory B - Required Pieces

Students must chose two of the following:

Alexander, Dennis 

Finger Paintings, 3 ALF

  • A Summer Morning 
  • Sun Fun
  • Just for You, 1 ALF Celebration
  • The Magic of Music, 1 ALF Bells of San Miguel
  • Right Uptown! 

Archer, Violet

Here and Now ALK

  • The Haunted Cave 

Barratt, Carol

  • Cruising (in Chester’s Easiest Piano Course, 3 CHS) Bartók, Béla

The First Term at the Piano EMB

  • Dialogue (no. 3)

Berlin, Boris

  • Oranges and Lemons (arr. in Legacy Collection: FolkSong Arrangements FHM)
  • The Marching Trumpets (in Legacy Collection, 1 FHM)

Berr, Bruce

Imaginations in Style HAL

  • Fanfare 

Bober, Melody

  • Grand Solos for Piano, 2 ALF Sneaky Sam

Chatman, Stephen 

Amusements, 2 FHM

  • Broken Music Box 

Away! FHM

  • Birding
  • Foggy Beach

Escapades, 1 FHM

  • A Forgotten Promise

Sports FHM

  • Olie the Goalie

Clementi, Muzio

Introduction to the Art of Playing the Piano Forte, op. 42

(11th ed.)

  • Arietta in C Major (lesson 5)

Coulthard, Jean

  • Birthday Morning (in Music of Our Time, Preliminary WAT)
  • The New Dolly Dances (in Music of Our Time,
  • Preliminary WAT)

Crosby Gaudet, Anne 

Freddie the Frog FHM

  • Freddie the Frog 
  • Starfish at Night 
  • To Fly Like an Eagle
  • Fuzzy Beluga FHM Ocean Spray

In My Dreams FHM

  • Floating in Space

Donkin, Christine

Comics & Card Tricks FHM

  • The Path of the Ping Pong Ball 
  • The Tired Turtle Express
  • Jumping in the Mud FHM Mystery
  • Something’s Ticking 
  • The Swan’s Ref lection

Gallant, Pierre 

Clowning Around FHM

  • March of the 2nds and 3rds 
  • The Rhythm Machine
  • Teasing

Garrow, Louise

  • Tricky Traffic (in Belwin Contest Winners, 2 ALF)

Garścia, Janina 

Winter Fun PWM

  • The Leveret 

Gedike, Alexandr

  • Sixty Simple Piano Pieces for Beginners, op. 36 SCH A Song (no. 3)

George, Jon

  • Distant Chimes (in The Music Tree: Students’ Choice,

3 ALF)

→  with repeat

  • Strolling in the Park (in Supplementary Solos, 1 ALF) Turtle Talk (in Belwin Contest Winners, 1 ALF)

Gillock, William L. 

Accent on Solos, 2 WIL

  • Stars on a Summer Night

Classic Piano Repertoire: Elementary WIL

  • Rocking Chair Blues 

Glover, David Carr

  • The Golden Harp (in Belwin Contest Winners, 2 ALF) Hansen, Joan

Whisper Time WAT

  • Aeolian Lullaby (in Music of Our Time, 1 WAT) Hook, James
  • Minuetto, op. 37, Lesson 2

Kabalevsky, Dmitri

Children’s Adventures, op. 89 SCH

  • First Waltz (no. 5)

Twenty-four Pieces for Children, op. 39 SCH

  • Polka (no. 2)
  • A Little Joke (no. 6)

Köhler, Christoph Louis Heinrich

  • Children’s Song (in Everybody’s Perfect Masterpieces, 1


Leaf, Mary

  • A Leaf Collection 2, FJH Starship Galileo
  • Ljubaski, Nikolai The Hen

Markow, Andrew

  • Jumping Jacks FHM
  • Pop Goes the Weasel FHM

Marlais, Helen

  • The Calico Cat (in Succeeding at the Piano: Lesson and Technique, 2B FJH)

McLean, Edwin

  • Cool Groove (in Succeeding at the Piano: Lesson and

Technique, 3 FJH)

Milligan, John

  • Tippi-Toes (in Legacy Collection, 1 FHM)

Mrozinski, Mark

  • On a Greek Island (in Celebrate Piano!®: Lesson and Musicianship, 3 FHM)

Niamath, Linda

In My Garden FHM

  • Swinging

Marching Mice and Other Pieces FHM

  • Balloons

Soda Pop and Other Delights FHM

  • Playful Puppy
  • Sleepy Little Kitten

Surprises FHM

  • New Shoes
  • Party Hats 

Norton, Christopher

  • The Microjazz Collection, 1 B&H After the Battle
  • Struttin’

Parsons, Margaret, arr.

  • Hush-a-bye (in Legacy Collection, 1 FHM)

Pearce, Elvina

Happy Times FHM

  • Bounce and Glide 

Porter, Beverly

Lady Bug and Friends RLP

  • Humbug’s Hoedown

Richert, Teresa 

Imagination RLP

  • Pixies on Parade 

Toy Collection FHM

  • Bouncing Ball Roth Roubos, Valerie

Four Miniature Suites FJH

  • Catnip Crazy, from Cat Tales

Schoenmehl, Mike

Fun with Jazz Piano, 2 OTT

  • Sherlock Holmes 

Sheftel, Paul

Merry and Mellow ALF

  • Chimes 

Skarecky, Jana

  • Birds in the Hickory Tree CMC Blackbirds

Tan, Chee-Hwa

Through the Windowpane FHM

  • Looking Glass River 
  • The Swing

Telfer, Nancy

The Sun and the Moon FHM

  • The Rising Sun 

Türk, Daniel Gottlob

  • Handstücke für angehende Klavierspieler, 1 ABR A Carefree Fellow
  • Children’s Ballad
  • Sad Feelings
  • Youthful Happiness
  • Handstücke für angehende Klavierspieler, 2 ABR Phrase Endings

The ABC of Piano Playing FHM

Book 3

  • A Canoe Trip
  • Hallowe’en Pranks
  • Hop Scotch
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm 
  • The Swiss Cuckoo

Alfred’s Premier Piano Course ALF

Lesson 2A

  • Boom, Boom!
  • Butterf ly World
  • King Arthur’s Adventure 
  • Tilt-a-Whirl

Lesson 2B

  • Quiet Thoughts

Bastien Piano Basics KJO

Performance 3

  • Fireworks 

Piano 2

  • Dancing the Minuet 
  • Tarantella

Piano 3

  • German Folk Song
  • Gypsy Dance
  • Prelude in A Minor 
  • Viennese Waltz

Celebrate Piano! ® FHM

Lesson and Musicianship 2A

  • The Boogie Bugler 

Lesson and Musicianship 2B

  • Alouette
  • Donkey Riding
  • Last Train to Bluesville 
  • Rhythm Ace
  • Lesson and Musicianship 3 Erie Canal
  • Singin’ the Blues 
  • Sparklers
  • Tarantella
  • Lesson and Musicianship 4 Minuet in F Major
  • Takin’ it Easy 

Solos 2

  • Allegro, op. 1, no. 4
  • Bouncing on My Bed Minuetto, op. 1, no. 1

Hal Leonard Student Piano Library HAL Piano Lessons 3

  • Chorale 

Piano Solos 3

  • The Clockwork Ballerina 
  • Leap Frog
  • Porcupine Pizzicato
  • The Winter Wind

Music for Young Children MYC

Sunbeams 3

  • Hello to Spring
  • Ketchup
  • ’Tis a Gift to Be Simple 
  • Waltz of the Sunbeams

Music Pathways FIS

Piano Discoveries C

  • Arabian Tale
  • Lighter Than Air March 
  • On the Move

Piano Discoveries D

  • In the Tall Pines
  • Little Prelude in B f lat 

Piano Solos B

  • Lady Moon

The Music Tree ALF

Student’s Book 2A

  • Brisk March
  • The Modern Dragon

Student’s Book 2B

  • Old Brass Wagon
  • Relay Race 

Student’s Book 3

  • Country Fiddler
  • Mountain Ballad
  • Pop Goes the Weasel 
  • Stomp Dance

Piano Adventures FPA

Lesson Book 2A

  • Whirling Leaves 

Lesson Book 2B

  • Canoeing in the Moonlight Jumpin’ Jazz Cat
  • Riding the Wind
  • Spanish Caballero

Piano Discoveries HMP

Adventure Book 2A

  • At Dawn
  • Hop, Skip and a Jump Blues Simple Gifts
  • The Water Is Wide

Explorer Book 1B

  • Hobgoblin Hop

Piano Town KJO

Lessons 2

  • The Comic Book Shop 
  • The Lily Pond
  • School’s Out
  • The Time Machine

Performance 2

  • Around the World
  • Beehive Dance

Succeeding at the Piano FJH

Lesson and Technique 2A

  • Riding the Subway 

Lesson and Technique 2B

  • Boogie, Man!
  • Land of the Silver Birch 
  • On the Cable Car
  • Lesson and Technique 3 Elfin Tarantella

Recital Book 2A

  • Beanbag Rag

Recital Book 2B

  • Down Under Sonatina

→  complete

  • Song of the Leprechaun
  • Spring Festival

Suzuki Piano School, Revised Edition ALF

Volume 1

  • Au clair de la lune
  • Cuckoo
  • French Children’s Song 
  • Lightly Row

Preparatory B - Choice Pieces

MEA Piano Studio students can choose one piece from the following:

Ayler, Michelle

MEA Piano Studio, Original Solos

  • Stompin' Boogie
  • Good Dog, Bad Dog
  • I've Got the Blues
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Honeycombs
  • Cotton Candy
  • Matador
  • Sneaky Boogie, Jr.
  • Wobbly Acrobat
  • Haunted House
  • Ant, James Ant
  • Copycat
  • Pond Lilies
  • Fanfare
  • Vampire's Waltz
  • Lazy Summer Day
  • Chase
  • A Happy Tune
  • Doom and Gloom
  • And Go
  • Magic Quill
  • Panther on the Prowl
  • Lonely Ladybug
  • Wee, Little Mouse
  • Blissful Fish
  • Dilly-Dally
  • Little Boogie
  • Ping Pong
  • Sally the Stupendous Slug
  • Evil Genius
  • Ballade
  • At the Ballet
  • Wavering Waltz
  • Alchemist's Waltz
  • Lonely Ogre
  • Sly Fox
  • Rainy Days and Mondays
  • Sunflowers
  • Evening Stroll
  • Fright Night
  • Barnyard Waltz
  • Boogie Town
  • Escapade
  • I've Got Rhythm
  • It's Always Hard to Begin
  • Five Note Sonatina
  • Nutcracker Theme
  • O Christmas Tree