Praise for Roots - The Solo Piano Songbook
The Companion Volume to the Audio Recording
“I believe that I have found quite a remarkable collection of piano pieces for late intermediate or advanced students. Laurie's music has the pianistic touches of Chopin, the ornaments of Baroque, the sophistication and the grace of classical piano music; yet her structures and harmonies follow the verse-chorus structures of Elton John's music and the type of contemporary piano music many students love to play.”
— Penka Kouneva, Hollywood Film Composer and Orchestrator
(The Third Nail, Richard III)
(Matrix 2, 3, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
Sheet music for “Sunrise” is also available in the Online Store.
“Sunrise” is a solo piano piece written and performed by Laurie Z. It was originally a demo created for several of Kawai’s CA and CP series digital pianos. Zebra Productions, Inc. extends its thanks to Kawai for providing the demo and for permitting us to use it.
“A joyous celebration of life… I wish I had written it.”
— Michael Dulin, Pianist/Composer
President, Equity Digital
“‘Sunrise’ is a beautiful example of late pianist/composer Laurie Z.’s evocative and expressive composing style. Originally a demo for some of Kawai’s digital pianos, the piece has been lovingly transcribed and is being presented in sheet music form for piano students and all pianists who love classic structure with a contemporary touch. As the title suggests, ‘Sunrise’ is warm, gentle, and optimistic, and is perfectly suited for upper intermediate levels and above. I have been successfully working with my students for years from Laurie Z.’s songbook, Roots, and ‘Sunrise’ is a delightful addition to my teaching repertoire. I highly recommend it!”
— Kathy Parsons,
Independent Piano Teacher
and writer for Solo Piano Publications
“A masterpiece which will fill a void in
the piano literature.
The presentation is marvelous with each verbal description and
a clear copy to read.”
— Mary Jane Schultz Piano Studio MTAC,
National Guild of Piano Teachers
CAPMT, Suzuki, SYMF