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Songbird Trio in Concert, Dec.3, 2022

Joe and I will be performing with Kathy Knittel's Songbird Trio on December 3rd in the Poconos (PA). We will be performing music from her Songbird's Christmas CD and other songs that will get you in the spirit of the holidays. If you are in the area, come join us!
The Clymer Library is located at 115 Firehouse Road in Pocono Pines PA 18350. (570-646-0826.) Space is limited so
registration is suggested. (Free)
 

Piano Arrangements

 

I have been busy writing piano arrangements of popular music for students of all ages and levels. Newer music is being sold on Sheet Music Plus since they have the licensing to sell and I do not. Public Domain muisc can be purchased either from my store or Sheet Music Plus.  Here are some of the titles I have arrangements for: From the Disney Movie, Encanto: "We Don't Talk About Bruno,"  "Surface Pressure," and "What Else Can I Do." I have 4 versions of We Don't Talk About Bruno: Elementary, Junior, a Duet and a Student with Teacher accompaniment version. The Elementary version remains a "Top Seller" on Sheet Music Plus! With Memorial Day and 4th of July approaching, I arranged "I am Proud To Be An American" for Elementary/ Junior and Junior/Intermediate levels , plus a duet version as well.  For Easter I had: "Peter Cottontail" and "Easter Parade."  I also have "Oh, Danny Boy," and  "Shenandoah," which adults seem to love, "Winter" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, "Piano Man" and a few Christmas Songs from A Songbird's Christmas🦉 Purchase the sheet music here: Sheet Music Plus.

 PIANO TUTORIALS

I have been creating Synthesia Tutorials for many of my piano arrangements. You can check them out from my Youtube Channel.   Creating these tutorials is quite a process! Many students discover new music using these new formats and get vstarted on pieces using these tools.   If you visit my Youtube Channel, please subscribe, thank you.

 

THE NEW MUSIC STORE
Be Sure To Check It Out!

On March 20th, the first day of spring 2021, my New Music store was launched! After months of preparation on my part, my web builder completed the programmjing for this exciting new page. You now can download Sheet Music instantly upon purchase, something that previously could not be done! The same is true for video and audio tracks that are available for purchase, though only one CD offered (Seeing Sound Hearing Color) has audio tracks that can be purchased and downloaded at this time. I have been busy finishing the notation on many of my compositions so that they could be ready to share. I also have been busy making videos to go along with these compositions. Over the last year I have made videos and finished writing and recording Three Devotions for Classical Voice and Piano, The Call  for solo piano from The Anniversary Suite, and In Sonata Style No. 1, in Three Movements. Not too shabby! I also finished recording and releasing two more Christmas songs with vocalist, Kathy Knittel. All this during a pandemic year! I will soon be sharing the other two movements of The Anniversary Suite and a video that will be going along with the music for Seeing Sound Hearing Color. Please visit the store. Be sure to click on a piece of merchandise and go the the next page that gives audio and video samples for that particular item. I hope you enjoy exploring all the different styles of music and formats.

 

SEEING SOUND HEARING COLOR
“Celebrate the union of art and music with vibrations, the medicine in all of creation." 
Add this to your wellness program!

                                                                 

I have been presenting each Chakra with video and they are available on Youtube. So far you can experience the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras with Sandra Del Cioppio's art in video form! It is a very cool experience to watch the art transform while listening to my music, very meditative and grounding. I will get the next 4 chakras done over the next few months. Be sure to check them out from my YouTube Channel. You also can experience the Heart Chakra meditation from my site, just click Here

The CD is available to download as single tracks or as a whole from Ituines or Amazon. You also can listen from Spotify or Pandora.

To learn more about this project visit the Store and the the webpage for Seeing Sound Hearing Color! If you are into alternate healing practices, the chakras, meditation, yoga, reiki, energy therapy; you will love this project!

My students, a continuous source of inspiration 

I continue to have a very enthusiastic and talented class of students. The 2019 season, pre-pandemic ended on a high note with seven of my students achieving the highest honor of Outstanding in the MEA Auditions. I also had four students perform at Caldwell University in  April for the Original Composition Festival!  One received Honorable Mention in the Eric Steiner Original Composition Competition, Junior category.  Another student made MEA history by performing an original electronic music composition, using two synthesizers and the software program Ableton.  I am very blessed to have wonderful students of all ages who share such a love of music and piano! This year, 2022,  we will be back to in person auditions and recitals! Two of my students will be graduating and featured in an upcoming concert. This May-June season is really busy with lots of musical activities once again.

THE HEART OF GOLD BAND

Festival On The Green 2022 rocked!

The weather was threatening but they were wrong and we never had to deal with the predicted rain! Another great year in Morristown.

 

 

GINTY FIELD: 2022 SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

So it rained a little!  Inspite of the weather challenges the show went on at GINTY FIELD, June 21, 2022
Thanks to our dedicated audience that came prepared for the rainy evening.
We still had so much fun playing for you! 

Asking the band back year after year for this prestigious festival is a testament to the band's ability of pleasing a large, broad base audience. We woulkd love to do more festivals and summer concerts, so talk us up in your towns if you can!  Check out the Band's Webpage and EPK (Electronic Press Kit). The Press Package includes short bios on all the talented members, a song list, press, links to videos and other information that you might find interesting!

To book the band contact: Joanie:  joaniebeau@yahoo.com or Joe: J7Bilotti@aol.com

 Visit the Store to purchase the Heart Of Gold CD, $10.00  includes shipping!

   What you may have missed:

2019: The concert at CCM Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies featuring Morris County's own Heart of Gold Band, on Friday, September 20, 2019 was great!  The event took place at the Music Technology Center, Ampitheatre.   The sound provided by Lenny Grasso was the best! The weather was perfect for an early fall evening, the two opening original  bands were great and the turnout was awesome! Thank you for coming and showing your support for the first Songs At Sunset Concert. The CCM crew did a fantastic job putting this together, we are so grateful that you asked us to kick off  your first outdoor evening concert!

 

 

Video of the Month

The sheet music for Rhapsody in Eb minor, my latest solo piano composition, is now available to purchase from my Store

George Rothman, conductor of Riverside Symphony, NYC, writes:  "Beautiful job, great harmonies, and love the combination of euro-russo and jazz elements that you’ve melded together. Bravo for this and your terrific performance."

You can listen to the music set to fantastical images here or just listen to the audio from Soundcloud.!

Be sure to check out the VIDEO page where you will find all sorts of interesting material posted.

PITCH SLAPPED

Joan helped organize the judges for the Lifetime TV series Pitch Slapped, a reality show  that featured NJ High School a cappella groups. One of the coaches for the show was Deke Sharon, music director for the Pitch Perfect films!  Joan is pictured here judging with Joe Bilotti and Diane Hessinger.  She ended up judging on three episodes and actually got to present the trophy's and speak on camera as well! What fun!