This work creates awareness on the practice of art music in Eastern part of Nigeria with emphasis on the solo - piano structure of the art. Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, it discusses to an extent the generational growth of the art. It appreciates the efforts of the older composers who have set a sort of standard for the younger ones to follow. It also recognizes the efforts and actions of the younger generation composers in continuing the work of the old. On another note, it observes the unavailability of a tangible experiencing of the old generation of composers by the new specifically through their physical works rather than news and stories about them. It also observes that a certain gap needs to be filled in the area of collaboration and mentorship among composers especially among composers of unequal status to enable effective and beneficial mentoring. This work recommends that the young composers need effective guidance from the old. Two samples of solo pieces from old and new were taken and analyzed. Above all, it recommends performance as one of the best ways to appreciate and give life to works of art. To that effect, it advices composers to create works that will be functional and relevant to the situations of society.