WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Ella, Piano Student
Miss Amy writes fun, beautiful piano music, and I enjoy learning and playing her pieces. Snowfall, an original composition by Miss Amy, is my current favorite piece to play. It makes me imagine mythical, fantastical wintery places.
Judy, Parent of Student
Amy has gone the extra mile to find music to inspire an 11 year old and an 8 year old. She has arranged music for them from their favorite video game theme songs to Broadway musicals. She has even written piano pieces for each of them, reflecting their individual personalities. The kids have loved learning to play their very own songs.
Amy's piano works are cinematic and tuneful. It is challenging and heartfelt music that is a joy to play!
Ethan, College Piano Major
“Art is how we decorate space. Music is how we decorate time.”
~ Jean Michel Basquiat
Amy Fairchild is a pianist, vocalist, composer, and music teacher currently based in Joseph, Oregon. She is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), OMTA (Oregon Music Teachers Association), Cascadia Composers, and NACUSA (National Association of Composers, USA), and an ASCAP artist. Amy's passions are composing for students of the piano, and providing a well-rounded, individually tailored musical education for her piano students.
Throughout her life, music has been vital to Amy’s core. As a teen, she completed OMTA Syllabus and Guild Syllabus for piano, participated in the Oregon Bach Festival and State Honors choirs, as well as taught piano lessons. She earned her B.A. in Music Theory and Composition from Linfield University in 2004 and was also active in the Theatre Department during her time there. After college, she worked 15 years for a small private school in Portland, Oregon- CLASS Academy. During her time there, Amy composed a children's musical which included 7 original vocal/instrumental songs. Amy was also the Pre-K through 8th grade music teacher at the school. She developed her own curriculum and taught music history, world music, and music theory to students ages 3 - 13, including teaching ukulele to students from 2nd through 8th grade.
Amy teaches private piano lessons and enjoys using her arranging and composing skills to create entertaining options for students of the piano. In 2019, Amy started composing for solo piano, to provide exciting and beautiful options for her piano students. In early 2021, after the unprecedented first year of the global pandemic, she released her first album of her compositions for solo piano, "Serendipities".
Amy released her second piano album, "Beneath the Surface" in April, 2022 and traveled to the United Kingdom in May, 2022, to perform her composition, "Cloud Shadows" at the International Composers Festival. Additionally, five of Amy's piano compositions were chosen for the Cascadia Composers "In Good Hands" concert in July, 2022. She had the honor of mentoring the incredible young artists performing her works at the concert.
Amy is a life-long learner and looks forward to a future filled with exciting musical endeavors. In her spare time, Amy enjoys running, hiking, and backpacking in the beautiful Wallowa Mountains with her husband and their two young sons.
Below you will find options for purchasing and downloading Amy's original piano pieces.
The Sheet Music below will download as a PDF to your device.
The albums, Beneath the Surface and Serendipities, audio files will download as a zip file of MP3s upon purchase.
For music streaming options please select:
For mobile music player, please purchase either or both Beneath the Surface and Serendipities here:
Sheet Music for Instant Download
Do you need an original piano/vocal piece for your wedding, landmark anniversary, or other special event? Amy loves to tell peoples’ stories with her vocal and piano music and would be happy to craft a piece tailored to you and your loved one.
If you have a pianist or solo instrumentalist in your life, what better gift than an original piece dedicated to them? Amy composes beginner, intermediate, and advanced level piano solos along with piano/solo instrument duets (violin, cello, clarinet, flute, trumpet, saxophone etc.)
Amy's compositional style also lends itself well to music for video games, phone games, advertisements, film, and television. If you have a media project that needs a soundtrack or background music, Amy would be thrilled to write for you.
Amy’s rate for commissioned compositions usually averages approximately $1-3 per measure. Your commission will include a pdf of the sheet music and a basic mp4 audio file recording. Additional requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
Fill out the Contact form for Composition/ Commission Services with your request and Amy will get back to you with next steps.
*Amy owns the commissioned work and all rights to its use under US and/or International Copyright Law.”
Amy began teaching piano lessons at the ripe old age of 16. Watching her students learn and grow as musicians and individuals is one of Amy’s greatest joys in life.
Piano lessons are tailored to each individual student and their goals. Amy incorporates scales, arpeggios, chord progressions, technique, ear training, theory, and composition into her lessons. She also loves to arrange her students’ favorite songs to keep their interest level high. Amy incorporates music games and fun learning tools into her lessons for younger students.
30 minute lesson: $30.00
45 minute lesson: $45.00
60 minute lesson: $60.00
Amy offers virtual (FaceTime or Zoom) lessons to intermediate and advanced level students and for beginning adult students. For younger beginners, Amy recommends in-person lessons at her Joseph, OR studio. Availability for both in-person and virtual lessons is limited. Please use the contact form to inquire about current availability.
“The Earth has it’s music for those who will listen.”
~ Reginald Vincent Holmes
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