Katie Cricket by Martha Mier. For Piano. Piano Solo; Solo. Elementary level piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. SMP Level 1 (Elementary); NFMC Level: Primary Class 1. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22397).
Martha dedicated this solo to her granddaughter Katie, whose kindergarten teacher nicknamed her "Katie Cricket" because she "chirped" so much in class. The "chirping" in this piece is created through staccato seconds across the keyboard. The melody is in Middle C position and divided between the hands. The cheerful lyrics add character to the piece.
About SMP Level 1 (Elementary)
Very little hand movement and the introduction of 3 note chords.