Solo Collections

Dennis Alexander

Alfred Author-Dennis Alexander

Dennis Alexander has earned an international reputation as one of North America's most prolific and popular composers of educational piano music for students of all levels. A co-author of Alfred's Premier Piano Course, he taught piano and piano pedagogy for 24 years at the University of Montana.

Especially Series
Favorite Solos
Just for You
Mr. "A" Presents
With These Hands
A Splash
of Color


The Magic
of Music

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Melody Bober

Alfred Author-Melody Bober

A composer, arranger, clinician and teacher, Melody Bober enjoys creating motivational piano pieces that foster her students’ understanding and love of music. She holds music degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana and Minnesota State University.

The Best of
Melody Bober
Essential Pop Hits Grand Solos
for Piano
Piano for
Busy Teens
Grand Duets
for Piano
Pentascale Pro Performer
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Dan Coates

Alfred Author-Dan Coates

Since 1976, Dan Coates has composed and arranged thousands of popular piano titles. Well-known composers and artists such as John Williams, Burt Bacharach and Elton John have expressed total faith in his arrangements. Dan's unique talent to create playable arrangements from popular titles has gained international acclaim.

Decade by
10 for 10 Popular Piano
The Best In...
Hits for the
Teen Player
Something for
the Boys and Girls
Simply Series Sheet Music Hits
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Tom Gerou

Alfred Author-Tom Gerou

Alfred's Vice President of Production, Tom Gerou is a well-known composer of educational piano titles. His simplified arrangements of pop music are well-received by students and teachers. Mr. Gerou received his Bachelor of Music degree in composition from the University of Southern California and his Master of Music degree in composition from Yale University.

Play Praise:
Most Requested
KittenKaBoodle! DogGoneIt! Lewis & Clark:
A Musical Expedition
The Boundless
5 Finger Series Movies Generations:
Baby Boomers
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Margaret Goldston

Alfred Author-Margaret Goldston

A dedicated teacher and composer, the late Margaret Goldston taught beginner through college prep piano in her Franklin, North Carolina studio. A frequent adjudicator for contests and festivals, Ms. Goldston conducted masterclasses, clinics, and teacher workshops throughout the US and Canada. Her solos and duets are well represented in contest lists.

Simply Classic The Best of
Margaret Goldston
Sacred Songs
and Solos
The Virtuosic
Musical Tails Simply Jazzy Romances Moods
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Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster
Alfred Authors - Gayle Kowalchyk and E L Lancaster

The husband and wife team, Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster, are known for a variety of publications from piano methods for students from pre-school through adults, supplementary performance music and duet collections. Nationally-known in the field of piano pedagogy, they operated a large independent piano studio in Norman, Oklahoma for many years in addition to holding collegiate faculty positions.

My First...
Boogie 'n' Blues Christmas Festival The Nutcracker
Christmas Carol
Activity Book
The Piano
Student's Hymnal
Let's Celebrate
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Carol Matz

Alfred Author-Carol Matz

Carol Matz, an Alfred Keyboard Editor, also maintains an independent piano studio. At the University of Miami, she studied composition, arranging and orchestration, with an emphasis on studio and jazz writing. Her background as a studio musician contributes to her strength as a composer and arranger.

Famous & Fun
Famous & Fun
Famous & Fun
Famous & Fun
for Adults
Pop Collections Let's Play A Night At...
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Martha Mier

Alfred Author-Martha Mier

Martha Mier, an internationally recognized composer and clinician, has written educational piano music for students of all levels, and is an Alfred’s Premier Piano Course co-author. She is a state and nationally certified teacher of piano through the Music Teachers National Association.

The Best of
Martha Mier
Jazz, Rags & Blues Romantic
Just Imagine! Celebrate America! Bravo!
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Lynn Freeman Olson

Alfred Author-Lynn Freeman Olson

One of the most sought-after clinicians in music education of his time, Lynn Freeman Olson was also a prolific composer of music for keyboard study and classroom use. With degrees from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Olson traveled to an average of 30 states each year presenting workshops and clinics for conventions, teacher groups and school systems prior to his death in 1987.

Applause! Essential Keyboard
Goes the Piano
First Favorites
Audience Pleasers Best Traditional
Piano Etudes
My First... Beginning Sonatinas
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Catherine Rollin

Alfred Author-Catherine Rollin

A noted composer who combines her performing career with teaching prize-winning students, Catherine Rollin has presented workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan. Catherine holds a degree from the University of Michigan and Oakland University School of Performing Arts.

Spotlight Series Preludes
for Piano
Lyric Moments Jazz-a-Little,
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Robert D. Vandall

Alfred Author-Robert D. Vandall

A prolific composer, Robert D. Vandall has published more than 400 piano works. He and his wife, Karen, operate a large independent piano studio. Forty of his publications appear on current syllabus lists in North America.

Take Note Romantic
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