Storm At Sea – Original Piano Composition

Hi All!!

Today I thought I’d share with you my most requested piano composition to play for my friends & family 🙂

Storm At Sea was the 3rd piano composition that I wrote when I first starting writing music at 14 years old. I remember wanting to come up with something big & strong sounding, so the low octave baseline was born, melody followed, & Storm At Sea instantly became my “crowd pleaser.” I’ll NEVER forget the moment when my 3 older brothers (who are all around 10 years older than me & were in their early 20’s & in college at the time) heard me play this song & they were fist-pumping around the room & high-fiving each other. Haha!

I knew I had something special with this composition & it continues to be the most requested song for me to play for my friends & family to this day. I’m extremely proud of this one. I used to dream of this becoming the theme song of a movie with orchestra added to it. Hey, it could still happen right? 😉 Ha! I don’t think an explanation on the title is needed as the melody speaks for itself (at least I hope so anyway!)

Hope you all enjoy Storm At Sea! If you’d like to hear more of my music, subscribe to my youtube channel, or visit the music page on the blog.

Thanks for listening!

– Janeen

Safe In Daddy’s Arms – Original Piano Composition

Well hello again!!

Time to share some more music (about time, right?) Been a little MIA on here, but have been busy busy with work & preparing/practicing music for weddings, etc. BUT as promised, I have lots more songs to share in my arsenal so time to roll out another one! To be honest, I was hoping to share this one around Father’s Day as a shout-out/dedication to my wonderful dad, but that obviously didn’t work out so well. It’s still June though, so that counts, right!? Ha! We’ll go with it 😉

This is one of my original group of songs I wrote 12 years ago when I was 14. An oldie but a goodie that I often play for Mass & include in prelude music for weddings. As the name obviously implies, this song was definitely named in dedication to my dad – the rock of our family who has always been the one to not only make me feel safe, but to also always make me feel beautiful, strong, capable, talented, & most importantly, loved. He has always been one of my biggest supporters, despite me being the odd-ball of the family who picked music & dance & arts instead of sports. He’s the first to give me praise when I do something great, but also the first to give a shoulder to cry on when I make a mistake.

Even though I named this song in dedication to him as an adolescent, no matter how old I get, I will always feel “Safe In Daddy’s Arms.” Love you Dad! ….And Happy Belated Father’s Day to all the dads out there 🙂

If you liked this & want to hear more, visit my music page on the blog or subscribe to my Youtube channel.

Thanks for following my melody!

– Janeen

Music Box Ballet – Original Piano Composition

Hey all!

Time to share another song! 🙂 This is one of the original 12 compositions I wrote over 11 years ago. I decided to share this one today because I just played it at church for Mother’s Day this past Sunday! My sister (who is a mom & celebrating her 2nd Mother’s Day) was visiting & this is one of her favorites, so I thought I’d play it at Mass as a dedication to her & all moms!

Speaking of moms, my own wonderful mother helped me come up with the name of this one too way back when! The beginning especially is reminiscent of a music box. We could just picture a little ballerina twirling around to this melody. It has a very lighthearted, carefree feel to it, which makes it fit for lots of occasions (including playing in church or for weddings, etc.)

Hope you enjoy this one guys! Would love to hear what you think so comment below, follow the blog, or subscribe to my Youtube channel if you’d like to hear more pieces I have yet to share! If you happened to miss any of the other songs I’ve shared, scroll through the Music page on my blog where you can find them all 🙂

As always, thanks for following my melody!!

– Janeen

The Echo – Original Piano Composition

Hello all!

Today I want to share the song that brought me back into the composition world last year 🙂 As I talked about in my first blog post, My Melodic Journey, I wrote my first 12 songs when I was 14 years old & then took a break (for 10 years!) & finally started writing again within this past year. “The Echo” was the first song I wrote after that 10 year hiatus.

I remember writing this song after getting a heavy dose of inspiration after learning George Winston’s “Living In The Country” by ear (one of my favorites, which I’ll have to share with you on the blog soon)! I guess learning something by ear & having no notes to follow let something loose within me … I remembered the magic of being able to make a song my own & play it as I want & as I’m inspired to play it with no rules or distractions. So, I started playing around with my own melodies, working off that inspiration and soon… “The Echo” was born!

I named this song “The Echo” because of it’s echo-like theme between octaves throughout the entire piece. You’ll notice that I play the melody in one octave & then immediately mirror it in the octave above, similar to the way an echo sounds. That was my inspiration for the title (finally I’m naming my own songs now instead of relying on my Mom to come up with something, like I did with every song I wrote 10 years ago… Ha!)

I hope you enjoy this one guys! It’s a very special one to me because it really launched this new chapter in my life & my renewed passion for composing music. As always, I’d love to hear what you think!

If you want to hear more songs I’ve shared, scroll through my Music page on the blog, follow the blog to get email updates when I post new ones, or subscribe to my YouTube channel 🙂

Thanks for following my melody!

Until next time,

– Janeen