Piano teaching

NOT Another Piano Book

How everything that has stopped you playing like a Piano Legend so far... shouldn’t! Guest post by Mark Deeks I spend a lot of my life having conversations with people who have always wanted to play piano. You know the kind of people who say to you at parties, “I wish I could just sit… Continue reading NOT Another Piano Book

Piano teaching

Moving on – when it’s time to leave your piano teacher

They say that goodbye is one of the hardest things to say, and saying goodbye to your piano teacher can be a difficult decision, especially if you have been taking lessons with that teacher for some time.

Piano teaching

There’s no ‘Quick Fix’ to playing the piano

The internet is full of articles promising to help you learn to play the piano Learn to play in just 4 weeks! Play piano in 10 easy steps 5 ways to become a great pianist And so on.... The British pianist James Rhodes entered this busy, lucrative market a few years ago with his book… Continue reading There’s no ‘Quick Fix’ to playing the piano

Piano teaching

Sheet Music & Study Books for sale

A selection of repertoire, study books and exercises published by ABRSM and TCL. If you are interested in purchasing any of these books, please contact me for further information   SPECTRUM series of contemporary solo miniatures, compiled by Thalia Myers (ABRSM). Includes pieces by Howard Skempton, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Michael Finnissy, Karen Tanaka... Spectrum - used,… Continue reading Sheet Music & Study Books for sale

Piano teaching

How to be calmer and improve your music making

In this guest post, music teacher and vocal coach Rosemary Wiseman introduces her book 'Zoom88 - How to be calmer and improve your music making' Recently I was reading in my journal about the first time I ever read a copy of Music Teacher magazine. It was while I was waiting for my interview for… Continue reading How to be calmer and improve your music making

Exams, Piano teaching

MTB Exams – graded music exams for the digital age

Just as so many aspects of our normal daily lives have been severely disrupted or curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic, so has the graded music exams system. The three main exam boards, ABSRM, Trinity College London (TCL) and London College of Music (LCM), cancelled physical face-to-face exams and both sought to offer candidates the opportunity… Continue reading MTB Exams – graded music exams for the digital age