Music

Music performance is an art form in which even young children can perform at an adult level.

Stone Soup Magazine
December 2018

Abe Effress, 11, playing saxophone in Marina Del Rey I have been playing saxophone since I moved to Los Angeles from the mountains of Colorado four years ago....

I started to compose when I was about 9 years old and wrote about 5 pieces of music. Back then I had played the piano for about 5 years already. I started to...

“I like writing sad stuff, and one day I just sat at the piano and started fooling arond with some chords, and this came out. I just like badgers, hence the...

Rik Bhattacharyya, who is twelve, in 2017 wrote this piano piece in response to some of the turmoil taking place in the world today. This is his thinking...

This lovely song by Kathleen Werth, 8, is beautiful musical moment. There are big formal pieces of music but there are also in all of our lives the songs we...

This March was composed by Frederick Ouseley (1825-1889) when he was six years old. Frederick grew up to become a composer of church music. He started...

The entries for our February 2017 Music Contest, in which Stone Soup readers recorded their performances of Anna Steiger’s childhood composition La Valse des...

This lovely piano piece is written by Julius Ugo, age 11. Julius lives in Toronto, Canada.

Frederick Ouseley (1825-1889) was a British musician and composer. He specialized in church music. He started writing music when he was three — his sister...

La Vale des Fleurs, by Anna Steiger, age 8. Written circa 1972. Anna Steiger is an opera singer. When she was a child in London she took piano lessons from...