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. 







Interested in songs from the Bible for your students or church?  Check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com!

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Recent Articles

  1. In the Mood Piano Big Band Arrangement

    In the Mood piano arrangement of the Glenn Miller big band piece, with a full sound and energetic swing!

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  2. Beginner Sheet Music for Piano - "Deep Inside the Mountains"

    Beginner sheet music for piano "Deep Inside the Mountains" describes a journey to a cavern filled with gems and gold... but also a DRAGON. Mysterious.

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  3. Halloween Songs for Beginner Piano, with & without Lettered Notes!

    Kids LOVE scary Halloween music. But the TRICK is finding Halloween theme music they can play quickly. NOW these easy songs are easier than ever, with your choice of plain notes, or lettered notes. Wh…

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  4. Imperial March Star Wars Theme - an Easy & Dramatic Piano Solo!

    Imperial March Star Wars theme, Darth Vader's Theme! Ominous & dark, it seems fraught with power & significance. Your students will love this EASY approach.

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  5. Baby Bumblebee Song - a Fun Old Tune with Kid-friendly Lyrics!

    Baby Bumblebee Song is actually "Arkansas Traveler" - a terrific melody that is fun to sing! Here are a couple EASY arrangements for beginner piano students!

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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.