A few years ago I began composing COOL SONGS for my own piano students. It was a way to motivate or inspire them to keep playing the piano through original compositions I composed specifically for them. You can watch this video where I explain about how and why I began creating these COOL SONGS as they have become known:
As explained in the video, all of the COOL SONGS I had been composing for my own piano students were combined into what would eventually become the books:
Cool Songs for Cool Kids Primer Level Book (21 COOL SONGS) – beginning level
Cool Songs for Cool Kids (Book 1) (21 COOL SONGS) – late beginner/early intermediate level
Cool Songs for Cool Kids (Book 2) (21 COOL SONGS) – intermediate level
Cool Songs for Cool Kids (Book 3) (10 COOL SONGS) – late intermediate level
Cool Songs that ROCK! (Book 1) (7 COOL SONGS) – late intermediate level
I then created an annual subscription for new COOL SONGS I would compose, primarily at the request of piano teachers, piano students, and parents of piano students from around the world. I did this annual subscription for two years and came out with new weekly and monthly COOL SONGS. The difference this time was the backing tracks and accompaniment orchestrations that went along with each new COOL SONG, as well as the video tutorial lessons where I taught each new COOL SONG and demonstrated how to play along with the minus track.
These new COOL SONGS with backing accompaniment tracks were then added and combined into three separate individual series:
I have just created a new platform for sharing these monthly COOL SONGS I compose and would love to have you join my new COOL SONGS club! It is a monthly subscription program where every month I compose 1 – 2 new COOL SONGS complete with the background minus tracks at practice and performance speeds, a video tutorial lesson, and everything is emailed to your inbox – along with additional piano exercises, webinars, and a 25% off discount on all purchases of physical products (Books, CDs, clothing, etc.) from my website because you are a member. These are some of the perks and benefits of joining the COOL SONGS CLUB!
To introduce you to some of the COOL SONGS I have already composed, you can also now download a FREE 113 page PDF book I have created titled: “20 Ways to Motivate Teen Piano Students to Want to Play the Piano – the FUN Way”. Inside this book I have included 30 of the COOL SONGS I have composed as a fun introduction to the COOL SONGS bundle. Click on this link to download the FREE PDF book: https://coolsongs.musicmotivation.com – By clicking on the picture above or the previous link, you will be taken to a page where you can enter your email so the FREE PDF download can automatically be sent to your inbox. As soon as you have entered your email, the page will refresh and take you to a new “Thank You” page that will introduce me and the various COOL SONGS I have composed to help motivate piano students – especially during their teenage years. That is the page where you can purchase the COOL SONGS bundle at a deeply discounted price.
A pre-requisite to joining the COOL SONGS CLUB is to purchase this COOL SONGS bundle (it’s $49.95) so you can have all of the COOL SONGS I have composed up until this time. You can purchase the COOL SONGS bundle – featuring 163 COOL SONGS composed by me, Jerald Simon, by visiting this link: https://coolsongs.musicmotivation.com/motivate-with-coolsongs (it’s the page that refreshes after you have entered your email in the link above to receive the FREE 113 page PDF book: https://coolsongs.musicmotivation.com) – This bundle, purchased from the previous link, is a better price than you will find anywhere. It features the following products (for one new low price of $49.95):
Cool Songs Beginning Level Package (retails for $59.95 on my website)
Cool Songs Early Intermediate Level Package (retails for $59.95 on my website)
Cool Songs Intermediate Level Package (retails for $99.95 on my website)
Cool Songs for Cool Kids Primer Level Book (retails for $9.95 – PDF book on my website)
Cool Songs for Cool Kids (Book 1) (retails for $9.95 – PDF book on my website)
Cool Songs for Cool Kids (Book 2) (retails for $9.95 – PDF book on my website)
Cool Songs for Cool Kids (Book 3) (retails for $9.95 – PDF book on my website)
Cool Songs that ROCK! (Book 1) (retails for $9.95 – PDF book on my website)
Essential Piano Exercises (retails for $10.95 – PDF book on my website)
As you can see from adding up the total retail price above (that is currently found on my website), this offer is a heavily discounted price. I’m trying to share these COOL SONGS with as many piano teachers, piano students, and parents of piano students as possible world-wide. If you are a piano teacher and would like to, you also will have the option of purchasing the studio license for all of the COOL SONGS plus the studio licenses for 19 of my PDF books I have produced by paying an additional $220.95 to your order. By purchasing these together, you will spend $270.95. It is the same thing as the Cool Songs Platinum Package but you save $30.00 in the process.
Once you have purchased the COOL SONGS bundle, I’d love to have you Join My COOL SONGS Club for $6.95 per month! I hope you join the COOL SONGS Club for these benefits! 1-2 New Cool Songs Every Month sent to your email. You will receive the PDF of the new Cool Song in addition to the MP3 minus tracks and the video lessons taught by me (Jerald) each month. These new COOL SONGS are at various levels. 3-4 New Cool Exercises Every Month sent to your email. Every month I create piano exercises, worksheets, PDF downloadable/re-printable tips on how to arrange, improvise, and compose music of your own. These can be reprinted. Access to my monthly webinar series – ONLY for members. Every month I film a new webinar tutorial where I teach a specific concept (music theory, improvisation, composition, etc.) that is only shared with our Cool Songs club members.
These are some of the exciting changes that have been added to my website. I have quite a few more changes that will be announced later this summer and fall as I release new motivational self help books, poetry books, music albums/books, and a new online video course on the “WHO ARE YOU?” Life Skills Course.
Thank you all you do to continue to inspire and motivate me.
Please let me know if you have any questions about anything!
If you know other piano teachers, parents of piano students, or piano students who may enjoy this article, please share it with them. Let me know how I can help you on your musical adventure!
Your Music Mentor,
First and foremost, Jerald is a husband to his beautiful wife, Zanny, and a father to his wonderful children. Jerald Simon is the founder of Music Motivation® (musicmotivation.com), a company he formed to provide music instruction through workshops, giving speeches and seminars, and concerts and performances in the field of music and motivation. He is a composer, author, poet, and Music Mentor/piano teacher(primarily focusing his piano teaching on music theory, improvisation, composition, and arranging). Jerald loves spending time with his wife, Zanny, and their children. In addition, he loves music, teaching, speaking, performing, playing sports, exercising, reading, writing poetry and self help books, and gardening.
Jerald created musicmotivation.com as a resource for piano teachers, piano students, and parents of piano students. In 2008 he began creating his Cool Songs to help teach music theory – the FUN way by putting FUN back into theory FUNdamentals. Jerald has also filmed hundreds of piano lesson video tutorials on his YouTube page (youtube.com/jeraldsimon) and has a monthly Cool Songs Subscription for piano teachers and piano students (studying with a teacher or independently). He is the author/poet of “The As If Principle” (motivational poetry), and the books “Perceptions, Parables, and Pointers”, “Motivation in a Minute”, and “Who Are You?”. Jerald is also the author of 24 music books from the Music Motivation® Series and has also recorded and produced several albums and singles of original music. You can listen to Jerald’s music on Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and all online music stations. Jerald’s books and CDs are also available from Amazon.