These YouTube Playlists correspond with the pieces printed in The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Celebration Series Sixth Edition, Level 2.
RCM Level 2 consists of two volumes.
The Piano Repertoire book contains three lists of music:
- List A has Baroque and Classical Repertoire.
- List B, Romantic, 20th-, and 21st-century Repertoire. Teachers have the option of substituting a ‘Teacher’s Choice’ selection for List B.
- List C has two-part Inventions.
The Etudes book contains 18 pieces (many of them one page) that address technical development in a fun way for this Late Elementary level.
To make it easy to listen through the volumes, these playlists are presented in the order that the music is printed in the books.
However, if you’d prefer to listen to just one title, click on the link or image given in each section. This will take you to the playlist in YouTube, where you will be able to listen to just one video.
These videos were chosen to help you get a sense of each piece.
Level 2 List A
Baroque and Classical Repertoire.
Note: Some YouTube performances have repeats. Play repeats in exams only if this is specified in the notes at the bottom of the printed page.
Click here to listen to Level 2 List A one video at a time.
Level 2 List B
Romantic, 20th-, and 21st-century Repertoire.
Click here to listen to Level 2 List B one video at a time.
Teacher’s Choice Playlist
For RCM Level 2 List B, students may play a teacher’s choice selection without submitting a form or request! Here’s a webinar conducted by the RCM on how!
Consider choosing Late Elementary, Level 2 music by Rebekah Maxner. From action pieces to character pieces, from spirited to expressive, the music in this YouTube playlist can be learned for recitals, music festival classes and for exams as teacher’s choice selections.
Click here to listen to Level 2 Teacher’s Choice one video at a time.
Late Elementary piano students imagine themselves playing big sounds! For your early-level students you want pieces that give the thrill of playing great music yet teach fundamental skills…and music that can please audiences for performances. I aspire to create music that fulfills student wishes and teachers’ requirements. This post comes with a free printable to help make it easy for you to select the very best pieces for your students at the right levels. Keep reading >>
Level 2 List C
Each piece in Level 2 List C is an Invention. In piano music, an Invention is a short musical composition in which both hands play in a style of imitation, or copying. One hand may sound like a copycat, for example. It sounds like a conversation between two equal voices. When the hands trade musical ideas back and forth and have equal roles, it is known as imitative counterpoint.
Click here to listen to Level 2 List C one video at a time.
Level 2 Etudes / Studies
Etudes are a mix between technical exercises (like scales) and longer pieces. Each etude is based on one piano skill and helps you learn it in a short and often really fun piece.
Click here to listen to Level 2 Etudes one video at a time.
Because I’m using content developed by others, occasionally it will get deleted by the original creator. It will be impossible for me to keep track of it all, so if you notice that a piece has suddenly gone missing from a playlist, please contact me! I’ll find a replacement lickety-split!
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Video of the Week
Sneaky Skeleton Pranks (Late Elementary, Level 2). Are you in for a spooky prank? Here’s a game-like rote and note piece that explores black and white key patterns, cross hand slurs and staccato, simple pedalling and hand-over-hand playing. Available as the studio-licensed Sneaky Skeleton Pranks eSheet!