CJ Hazel

Musician | Composer | Educator

New Horizons for Piano

A series aimed at reintroducing works by historic women composers into piano education. Following research into their role in the development of keyboard composition and educational publishing.

New Horizons For Piano: Early Grades

New Horizons for Piano offers a modern take on piano music for early grades by presenting music written by historic woman composers along with their musical biographies. In addition to being highly acclaimed composers and performers, some of these artists contributed huge resources to the art of piano teaching, resources whose historical significance and practical utility are only now being realised. This collection brings together sixteen pieces from the late 17th to the early 20th century which have been carefully selected to cover a wide range of piano styles and their various musical and technical challenges. The perfect addition to any course of piano study.


  • 16 pieces by 14 composers
  • Suggested order of study
  • Composer biographies
  • Level: Grades 2-3
  • Picture of New Horizons For Piano: Early Grades Front Cover featuring 
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Elisabetta de Gambarini, Anna Bon, Hélène de Montgeroult, Maria Szymanowska, Louise Farrenc, Emilie Mayer, Agathe Backer Grøndahl, 
Marie Jaëll, Mel Bonis, Mary Wurm and Amy Beach
    Picture of New Horizons For Piano: Early Grades sample page of music by Louise Farrenc

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    Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729)


    Elisabetta de Gambarini (1731-1765)

    Minuet in F

    Anna Bon (1738-c.1767))


    Hélène de Montgeroult (1764-1836)

    Etude No. 8

    Francesca Lebrun (1756-1791)


    Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831)


    Louise Farrenc (1804-1875)

    Etude No. 15, Op. 50

    Emilie Mayer (1812-1883)

    No. 3, Op. 48

    Agathe Backer Grøndahl (1847-1907)


    Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929)

    Tone Picture No. 5

    Marie Jaëll (1846-1925)

    Little Elves

    Mel Bonis (1858-1937)

    The Sewing Machine

    Mel Bonis (1858-1937)

    Monsieur Vieuxbois

    Mel Bonis (1858-1937)

    Sweet Friend

    Mary Wurm (1860-1938)

    Rumpelstiltskin's Dance

    Amy Beach (1867-1944)

    Pierrot and Pierrette

    New Horizons for Piano - Podcast

    Detailing some of the research that went into the book