Kate Emht's Piano Music

Kate Emht is a piano teacher in the state of Missouri in the United States. 

See what she composes and arranges for her students!


Download "A Million Dollars"




Download Banbury Cross




Download Boys and Girls




Download Cookie Thief




Download Coventry Carol




Download "The Easter Basket"




Download Food Strike




Download Good Christian Men, Rejoice




Download I Believe In Band-Aids



An explanatory page is part of the PDF for the Metronome Exercises download:


Download Metronome Exercise Pieces




Download Nosy Owls




Download Ode to Slime




Download Taps




Download Trick the Babysitter



I’m Kate Emht.

I am a composer and piano teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. My music is an eclectic mix of individual pieces in various styles and genres, including:

Pedagogical Music: Original pieces and arrangements for piano students and teachers

Film Music: Compositions written for film, television and radio use

Rock Music: Original rock songs in Classic Rock, Pop, Soul, and Techno genres

Classical Music: Original works for solo piano, large and small ensembles, voice and choir

Sacred Music: Worship Songs and Liturgical Music for the Catholic Mass

Biography

I completed my Bachelor's of Music in Theory and Composition at Webster University in St. Louis Missouri, and my Master's in Music History and Literature at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I studied with Bob Chamberlin and various other composers at Webster University. I later worked as a graduate assistant for the on-staff musicologist Melissa Mackey, writing program notes for the SIU Symphony.

I completed my thesis on the topic of “Trends in the Music of Dying Composers” in 2004 and presented it at the 2005 Conference on Arts and Humanities. I have been teaching piano since 2001 and am dedicated to the musical education of children. I have utilized many of my compositions in my piano teaching, and enjoy composing music for a variety of uses in a wide mix of styles. 


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MANY OF  THE BEGINNING WORKSHEETS ARE ALSO FOUND IN THE BOOK "SONGS OLD & SONGS NEW"







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Recent Articles

  1. I Love You, Lord: Sheet Music & Easy Tabs for Piano, Voice & Guitar

    I Love You, Lord sheet music - a beautiful arrangement for advancing piano students, plus a guitar tabs sheet that is very easy. In the keys of F and G.

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  2. All My Trials & Hold On: Two EASY Traditional Pieces for Piano!

    All My Trials & Hold On - whether these are gospel or spiritual songs, they are bluesy in feeling, & satisfying to play! See what your students think.

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  3. Free Piano Sheet Music PDF for Beginners: Boil'em Cabbage Down

    This free piano sheet music PDF for beginners is really a fiddle tune! But don't tell your piano players, as it makes a rambunctious, easy duet! Now with Part 2.

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  4. Best Piano Books: According to This Piano Teacher!

    Best piano books - or at least, the ones I find myself using over and over again in my music studio! Here are my favorites.

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  5. Beautiful Free Hymn Sheet Music, Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling

    Free hymn sheet music to touch hearts, "Softly and Tenderly" is about going home -- the final home. Easy & advanced piano versions, lead sheet & guitar tabs.

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Songs Old & Songs New

All the first-year material I give my beginner students. 

Piano keyboard sheets, scales, chords, note-reading exercises, and over 256 pages of music!

The Story of Esther - a Bible opera!

Queen Esther in the Bible

This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This",  available as a digital downloadtells the riveting story of the time when  Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a  brave young queen risked her life to save her people.

A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theater production, or a class of children!

This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.


Just the Black Keys, a piano song book for young beginners.

Just the Black Keys

This book is available as a digital download  from this site.  Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.

It is also available from Amazon as a paperback!

This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.

And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!"  They will be spending more time at the piano.

The Adventures of Tonsta, Volume 1, is a book about a young boy travelling over mountains and fjords from village to village, encountering trolls and helping folk in distress.

The Adventures of Tonsta

A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls. 

The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.  

With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.

Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!

Available at Amazon

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About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.