As teachers, we deal in the business of shaping human beings, which we can all agree is a continual process of growth and learning; our students grow, and we do also.
What is your first memory of the piano? My piano journey began more or less when I was 3 or 4 years old. Movers brought a 1932 5’3” Chickering baby grand to our house. It was a gift from my grandparents. That piano eventually travelled with me from one coast to another in America, which… Continue reading At the Piano with Dr Mark Polishook
What is your first memory of the piano? Aged four, coming down the stairs in our house to hear my ten year old sister playing the piano very fast. Then I knew that I wanted to play-the-piano-very-fast! Who or what inspired you to start teaching? The discovery that music, more even than dancing (I had… Continue reading At the Piano with……Lucinda Mackworth-Young
Last weekend I had the great pleasure of attending and performing in a student concert organised by pianist and piano teacher Helen Burford. It's always interesting to hear the students of another teacher perform, and is a great way of exploring new repertoire and celebrating the pleasures of playing the piano. Held in the Quaker… Continue reading A Student Concert in Brighton
Pierre Tran What is your first memory of the piano? My first memory of the piano is from my childhood. Twice a week, my auntie used to teach Chinese songs to small pupils. I liked to join the group after school whenever I could. I still remember when she was at the piano, I was… Continue reading At the Piano With……Pierre Tran
What is your first memory of the piano? I don’t think I’d really come across the piano seriously until I started school. I was very lucky to go to schools where music was a valued and important part, not just of the curriculum, but of the life of the school. At the infant school I… Continue reading At the Piano With……David Barton
The first in an occasional series of interviews with piano teachers - and I am delighted to launch this new series with an interview with acclaimed pianist and teacher Philip Fowke. Philip Fowke What is your first memory of the piano? My first memory of the piano was when my parents bought an upright for… Continue reading At the Piano With……Philip Fowke