By Carol Matz
All children love celebrating their birthdays, and this solo captures the joy and excitement of that special day. It is written in Middle C position and uses both the sounds of A minor and C major in the melody. Both hands share the melody and occasional harmonic intervals of the third are found, first in the left hand and later in the right hand. The cute lyrics and optional teacher duet add to the charm of this piece making The Perfect Birthday the perfect solo for young pianists!