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May Newsletter Highlights SHEET MUSIC

May News 2013 – Sheet Music

This May, Willis Music features Edna “Mae”

Do you need “Pieces to Play” “A Dozen A Day?” Would you like to “Write it Right?” Are you afflicted with a condition where you need to use book titles in sentences? Good! We have the same issue!

For the entire month of May, we will feature the music of Edna Mae… Burnam.

From May 1st to May 31st, 2013 at any of our Retail Store locations, YOU “may” save money on your methods and sheet music by adhering to this fun set of guidelines.

  • Purchase a Half-Dozen (6) of any sheet music or method book title written by Edna Mae Burnam and receive a 6% discount off those titles.
  • Purchase a Dozen (12) of any sheet music or method book title written by Edna Mae Burnam and receive a 12% discount.
  • Purchase a Baker’s Dozen (13) of any sheet music or method book title written by Edna Mae Burnam and receive a 13% discount off those titles. This deal will really save you some “dough” especially if you “knead” them.

A Dozen A Day Book 1 Edna Mae BurnamEdna Mae Burnam Step by Step Book 1Edna Mae Burnam Write it Right Book 1Edna Mae Burnam Pieces to Play Book 1Edna Mae Burnam Theory Papers Set 1Classic Piano Repertoire Edna Mae Burnam Early to Later ElementaryClassic Piano Repertoire Edna Mae Burnam Intermediate to AdvancedModern Sounds of Music Volume 1 Edna Mae Burnam

Also included with Edna Mae’s compositions and method books is the “A Dozen A Day Songbook” series written by Carolyn Miller.

Are you a piano teacher that already receives a specified discount with us? Just like our April special – the above discounts are “in addition” to your current one! In order to receive this extra discount, please let the Sales Associate know that you saw this offer on the website.

Have fun and enjoy our “Mae” Sheet Music discounts. If you feel overwhelmed with the amount of methods or compositions to choose from, remember to take it “Step by Step.”

Get to know the wonderful Edna Mae Burnam.

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“Edna Mae Burnam (1907-2007) is one of the most respected names in piano pedagogy. She began her study of the instrument at age seven, with lessons from her mother, and went on to major in piano at the University of Washington and Chico State Teacher’s College in Los Angeles. In 1935, she sold “The Clock That Stopped”–one of her original compositions still in print today–to a publisher for $20. In 1937 Burnam began her long and fruitful association with [Willis Music], who signed her to her first royalty contract. In 1950, Burnam sent manuscripts to Willis for an innovative piano series comprised of short warm-up exercises; her hand-drawn, for-position-only stick figures indicated where “real” illustrations should be dropped in. That manuscript became the Dozen a Day series, which has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide; the stick-figure drawings are now icons.

Burnam followed up on the success of A Dozen a Day with her Step by Step Piano Course. This method teaches students the rudiments of music in a logical order, for gradual and steady progress. She also composed hundreds of individual songs and pieces, many based on whimsical subjects or her international travels. These simple, yet effective learning tools for children studying piano have retained all their charm and unique qualities, and remain in print today in the Willis catalog.”

Edna Mae Burnam