Welcome to the COOL SONGS Series by Jerald Simon

What are
COOL SONGS?

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"As a piano teacher, I needed to do something to motivate my own piano students.
These COOL SONGS were created for teens, but adults love them too!" - Jerald Simon

MUSIC MENTOR JERALD SIMON

"I can't wait to have you learn these COOL SONGS!"

So WHAT are COOL SONGS? And WHY do thousands of piano teachers worldwide use them and rave about them so much? What's the BIG deal?

Currently there are over 163 COOL SONGS in the series - complete with video lessons and accompaniment minus tracks in three separate levels:

  • The Apprentice Stage (beginning level
  • The Maestro Stage (early intermediate level)
  • The Virtuoso Stage (late intermediate - advanced levels)​
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The COOL SONGS Series features over 4 + years worth of piano lessons in video format where Jerald Simon personally teaches you each new COOL SONG in a pre-recorded video lesson. This is a course with modules and lessons. You can learn to play piano on your own schedule simply by logging into the course at your convenience. You can be anywhere in the world and access these piano lessons. You'll be able to download and print off the PDF books and accompaniment MP3 minus tracks (students can play along with guitars, drums, keyboard synths, fun sound effects and more!) All accompaniment MP3 minus tracks are at performance speed with piano, performance speed - no piano (so you can play along and perform these COOL SONGS for other), and at practice speed - no piano.

The

Apprentice

Stage

The Apprentice Stage COOL Songs image (beginning package - PDFs, MP3s, etc.)

Beginning Level

The

Maestro

Stage

The Maestro Stage COOL Songs image (early intermediate package - PDFs, MP3s, etc.)

Early Intermediate Level

The

Virtuoso

Stage

The Virtuoso Stage COOL Songs image (advanced package - PDFs, MP3s, etc.)

Intermediate-Advanced Level

The Apprentice Stage

Students can play along with these fun and cool sounding accompaniment minus tracks, at piano recitals, concerts, school talent shows, or anywhere they want to perform. Students love performing these cool songs.

Cool Songs Beginning Level (The Apprentice Stage) by Jerald Simon (Music Motivation - musicmotivation.com)

Here are a few examples...

A.S. 1 - ATTACK! by Jerald Simon (PDF) - Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
A.S. 2 - Dolphins Play Every Day by Jerald Simon - Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
5. The Gamer by Jerald Simon - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
9. Party by Jerald Simon - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)

The Maestro Stage

Students can play along with these fun and cool sounding accompaniment minus tracks, at piano recitals, concerts, school talent shows, or anywhere they want to perform. Students love performing these cool songs.

Here are a few examples...

M.S. 2 - The A Minor ACE by Jerald Simon (image) - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
M.S. 7 - Sonic by Jerald Simon (image) - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
M.S. 12 - Good Times by Jerald Simon (image) - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
M.S. 13 - Spook by Jerald Simon (image) - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)

The Virtuoso Stage

Students can play along with these fun and cool sounding accompaniment minus tracks, at piano recitals, concerts, school talent shows, or anywhere they want to perform. Students love performing these cool songs.

Here are a few examples...

V.S. 1. When Sharks ATTACK! by Jerald Simon - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com) image
V.S. 8. Hybrid Hero by Jerald Simon - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com) image
V.S. 29. The Labyrinth by Jerald Simon - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com) image
V.S. 50. Boulevard by Jerald Simon - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com) image

As mentioned in the video above, after publishing my first two music books, my music studio more than doubled. Parents and other piano teachers sent their piano students who were not enjoying piano lessons to me hoping I could motivate and inspire them to keep playing the piano. The only problem was, with the majority of these new students not wanting to take piano lessons anymore, more than half of my studio now wanted to quit piano lessons. Some even said they actually hated the piano. Every lesson became drudgery, dread, and despair, and that is just what I was feeling during their piano lesson! I'm sure they felt worse than I did because they thought piano lessons were a waste of their time and felt they had better things to do. They did not see the value in playing the piano because they were not having FUN! Now I want piano students to work hard, push themselves, and learn to do difficult things. It takes persistence to learn to play the piano. It takes effort, practice, dedication, and hard work. But I believe it can and should also be a FUN and enjoyable process.

I had a problem and had to figure out how to motivate and inspire these piano students. If you are a piano teacher or a parent of a piano student, maybe you can relate to what I experienced in trying to motivate my piano students.

As explained in the video above, I began composing a piano solo for each individual piano student during their piano lesson in any style, key signature, time signature, and genre of his or her choosing. Some wanted faster music that sounded like pop, rock, jazz, blues, or boogie-woogie styles. Others wanted slower music that sounded more like new age, contemporary/classical, ballads, or hymns. I composed music my piano students wanted to play! After composing each piece I asked the students what they thought and almost without exception, every student said they thought the music sounded COOL! All of these pieces became known as COOL SONGS.

Parents and piano teachers began contacting me and asking me how they could begin using these COOL SONGS with their own piano students. My waiting list for my own piano studio exploded. Parents and teachers would be on a 3-5 year waiting list just to begin taking piano lessons from me so their students could have FUN piano lessons and use my COOL SONGS Series and my ESSENTIAL PIANO EXERCISES books.

I have compiled all of the various COOL SONGS I composed for my own piano students into a COOL SONGS Bundle to help motivate other piano students and share my COOL SONGS with piano teachers and piano students around the world!

LET ME HELP YOU MOTIVATE PIANO STUDENTS THE FUN WAY...
WITH COOL SONGS THEY CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY!

COOL SONGS for COOL KIDS (primer level)

All of the COOL SONGS from this book currently are piano only solos, but Jerald is in the process of creating accompaniment MP3 minus tracks for each of these as well. You will have access to the accompanying MP3 minus tracks when Jerald finishes orchestrating them.

Cool Songs for Cool Kids (Primer Level) by Jerald Simon - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)

21 Cool Songs for beginning level piano students. This PDF book is the Primer Level book in the Cool Songs for Cool Kids Series by Jerald Simon

The songs are:

1. Blue Lagoon
2. H2O – Ready, Set, Go!
3. The Unicorn that Got Away
4. Keep On Keeping On
5. Rhythmically Impaired
6. Walkie-Talkie War Cry
7. Ghost Town Giggles
8. Big Ben Strikes Again
9. The 5th Avenue Frolic
10. The Sinking Submarine
11. Down and Out
12. Let ’em Have it!
13. The Pizza Party Patrol
14. Ferris Wheel
15. Western Winds
16. Point and Click
17. Oh-Vation
18. Little Piece
19. Revenge of the Piranhas
20. The Cocker-Spaniel Catastrophe
21. Have Mercy


This is a single use license (PDF book).

Here are a few examples...

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Rhythmically Imparied by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
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COOL SONGS for COOL KIDS (book 1)

All of the COOL SONGS from this book currently are piano only solos, but Jerald is in the process of creating accompaniment MP3 minus tracks for each of these as well. You will have access to the accompanying MP3 minus tracks when Jerald finishes orchestrating them.

Cool Songs for Cool Kids (Book 1) by Jerald Simon - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)

21 Cool Songs for late beginner - early intermediate level piano students. This PDF book is Book 1 in the Cool Songs for Cool Kids Series by Jerald Simon

The songs are:

1. Five, Four, Three, Two, One…BLAST OFF!
2. Play ground Pro
3. Beat-cha to it
4. Checkmate
5. Five for Five
6. Deep Sea Diving
7. Game Over
8. Locker Jam
9. Rock ‘n Rag
10. Rocket Man
11. Junkyard Jive
12. Lefty
13. Championship Game
14. On Your Mark…Get Set…
15. Spy Games
16. Proximity
17. Battle Front
18. Homework Hang-Over
19. Thunderstorm
20. Bittersweet
21. New Age-Ish

This is a single use license (PDF book).

Here are a few examples...

Five for Five by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Game Over by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Spy Games by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Thunderstorm by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)

COOL SONGS for COOL KIDS (book 2)

All of the COOL SONGS from this book currently are piano only solos, but Jerald is in the process of creating accompaniment MP3 minus tracks for each of these as well. You will have access to the accompanying MP3 minus tracks when Jerald finishes orchestrating them.

Cool Songs for Cool Kids (Book 2) by Jerald Simon - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)

21 Cool Songs for late beginner - intermediate level piano students. This PDF book is Book 2 in the Cool Songs for Cool Kids Series by Jerald Simon

The songs are:

1. Boot Camp Boogie
2. Tick-Tock Click ‘n Clock
3. The Spy Kid
4. Renegade Rogue
5. Paparazzi Polka
6. Wishful Thinking
7. The Kick Box Kid
8. Sweet Serenity
9. Fancy That
10. Smooth Sailing
11. Third Time’s the Charm
12. Bored Game Blues
13. Amazed
14. Keepin’ it Real
15. Slip ‘n Slide Summertime
16. Pogo Stick Punch Out
17. The Gigabyte "Guru”
18. Chillaxing
19. Suspense Thriller
20. Je Ne Sais Quoi
21. Skillz

This is a single use license (PDF book).

Here are a few examples...

Tick Tock Click 'n Clock by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Wishful Thinking by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Smooth Sailing by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Pogo Stick Punch Out by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)

COOL SONGS for COOL KIDS (book 3)

All of the COOL SONGS from this book currently are piano only solos, but Jerald is in the process of creating accompaniment MP3 minus tracks for each of these as well. You will have access to the accompanying MP3 minus tracks when Jerald finishes orchestrating them.

Cool Songs for Cool Kids (Book 3) by Jerald Simon - Published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)

10 Cool Songs for late intermediate level piano students. This PDF book is Book 3 in the Cool Songs for Cool Kids Series by Jerald Simon

The songs are:

1. Master of My Fate
2. Power Play
3. Pounding the Pavement
4. Contemplation
5. From the Heart
6. Moving On
7. In the Know
8. Timing it Right
9. Dis-Chord
10. Graduation

This is a single use license (PDF book).

Here are a few examples...

Master of My Fate by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Pounding the Pavement by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
From the Heart by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Dischord by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)

COOL SONGS that ROCK (book 1)

All of the COOL SONGS from this book currently are piano only solos, but Jerald is in the process of creating accompaniment MP3 minus tracks for each of these as well. You will have access to the accompanying MP3 minus tracks when Jerald finishes orchestrating them.

Cool Songs that ROCK! (Book 1) by Jerald Simon (published by Music Motivation - musicmotivation.com)

7 Cool Songs for late intermediate level piano students. This PDF book is Book 1 in the Cool Songs that ROCKS! Series by Jerald Simon.

The songs are:

1. Rock ON!
2. Ace In the Hole
3. Crowd Surfing
4. Jam Session
5. Revolution Rewind
6. Techno-ology
7. Urban Fusion

Dedicated to the rocker within each of us who enjoys fun, cool, pop and rock rhythms. Rock on piano students (and, of course, piano teachers)! You are rock stars!
Cool sounding rock and pop piano pieces composed specifically for teenage piano students – especially teenage boys. Each of these Cool Songs were composed by Jerald Simon during actual piano lessons with many of his own teenage piano students to help motivate and inspire them to learn music theory the fun way – through original Cool Songs.

This is a single use license (PDF book).

Here are a few examples...

Ace in the Hole by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Rock On! by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Crowd Surfing by Jerald Simon from Cool Songs that ROCK! published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)
Revolution Rewind by Jerald Simon - published by Music Motivation (musicmotivation.com)

WHAT IS INSIDE THIS COURSE/SERIES?

fun piano lessons 

Pre-recorded video lessons with accompaniment MP3 minus tracks.

These COOL SONGS are helping teen piano students and adults all over the world to learn music theory the FUN way and in the process have an enjoyable time taking piano lessons. The main three areas I try to focus on in my own teaching, my various master classes, workshops/seminars, musical speeches and in composing these various COOL SONGS are:

Theory Therapy
(Learn Music Theory)

Most piano students and some piano teachers don't know or even like music theory. Jerald helps with Theory Therapy! It's the practical application of music theory. You learn how to apply it. It's FUN!

Innovative Improvisation
(Learn Improvisation)

Learn how to play the same song 100 different ways. Learn to play by ear, how to use fake books and lead sheets. Play new age, jazz, blues, rock, pop, and more. Jerald refers to this as Innovative Improvisation.

Creative Composition
(Learn Composition)

Learning to play music as it is will help you in the beginning. Learning how to arrange and improvise music will inspire you. Learning how to compose your own music will help you share your music with others.

When checking out, you will be able to add on weekly online group piano lessons. If you decide to do so, please only choose one upgrade (e.g. 1. The Apprentice Stage {beginning level}, 2. The Maestro Stage {early intermediate level}, or 3. The Virtuoso Stage {intermediate - advanced level}). If you buy The Maestro Stage, you will automatically have access to The Apprentice Stage as well. If you purchase The Virtuoso Stage, you will have access to all three weekly online group piano lessons taught each week. Your card will be charged the monthly tuition every month. By purchasing The Virtuoso Stage, you can have everyone in the family taking online group piano lessons for one low monthly tuition.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

"Please Check it Out!"

I love Jerald Simon's website and work. For students to gain an appreciation for music theory in such a 'fun' way; and to watch Jerald make comparisons and offer illustrations to bring music alive is a joy.

For young or older piano students, "Cool Songs" would be a wonderful addition to the current routine, or as a great place to visit simply to recharge, musically; and gain momentum to keep moving forward. Music is a gift. Jerald's concept is a gift, too! I endorse his program. Please check it out!

- Vickey Pahnke Taylor (Founder at Goodness Matters)

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"I Now Understand the WHY"

"My favorite thing about the "Cool Songs" is the music theory that is introduced in the YouTube videos. So many times, students don't understand the why behind theory until they have been taking lessons for several years.  The videos introduce theory concepts in a way that compliments the song, and then gives students a reason to actually use it!" 

- Amanda W Smith

I want you to receive the biggest bang for your buck and provide the best piano lesson content I can. I have spent over a decade creating these COOL SONGS and want to share them with as many people as possible. Please share this page with your family and friends who may be interested in my COOL SONGS. If you know any other piano teacher, piano student, parent of a piano student, family, or relatives who would benefit from these COOL SONGS, please forward this page to them and share this offer with them so they can begin playing these COOL SONGS today!

LET ME HELP YOU MOTIVATE PIANO STUDENTS THE FUN WAY...
WITH COOL SONGS THEY CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY!

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