Explore more about composers, symphonies, ballets suites, operas, plays, stories behind songs, & piano exercises.
Learn about composers
Please visit "Composers" page for a list of famous composers by era & period from baroque period through the 20th century.
Learn about these operas, ballets, symphonies, plays, and suites
- The ballet, "The Nutcracker" (music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
- The opera, "Carmen" (music by Georges Bizet)
- The play, "Peer Gynt" (music by Edvard Grieg)
- The opera, "Rigoletto" (music by Giuseppe Verdi)
- The Planets, Op. 32 (orchestral music by Gustav Holst)
- Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven
- The ballet, "The Sleeping Beauty" (music by Tchaikovsky)
- "Pictures at an Exhibition" (music by Modest Mussorgsky)
- The opera, "Prince Igor" (music by Alexander Borodin)
Learn about the stories behind these songs
- Greensleeves (English folk song)
- Für Elise (Beethoven's love piano song)
- Scarborough Fair (Old English folk song that Simon & Garfunkel made popular)
- Amazing Grace
- The House of the Rising Sun (Folk song that became very popular by many artists)
- Carol of the Bells (Christmas song)
- Danny Boy and Londonderry Air (originated from Ireland)
Free Piano Exercises
Please visit our "Free Piano Exercises" page to see the list of exercises. We have exercise sheets for scales, chords, inversions, arpeggios, Hanon exercises, cadence, and more to help you improve your skills.