I wrote Windsong for one of my older beginners. I wanted a piece she could play successfully, yet with expression. If a piece is technically difficult, a student cannot relax enough to add musicality to the music. It is difficult to write a piece that uses only a few notes, simple rhythms, yet still sounds interesting. Since this student was older, I was able to change positions a few times to add a little interest to the melody. She loved the pedal at the end. Another student liked this piece so much she wanted another one like it, so I wrote one for her. I’ll post it if I ever get a cover made!
When I play this piece I think of a beautiful day with a soft gentle breeze. When I was a little girl I used to lay out in the grass and watch the clouds on a day like this.