Friday Competition and Workshop by Pamela Wedgwood

After Hours

The weekend competition today features a volume by one of the most popular Contemporary pedagogical piano composers, Pamela Wedgwood. Pamela has written a substantial amount of piano music at all different levels, with many pieces included in various exam board syllabus’ and festival classes across the world. Those familiar with her style will know Jazzin’ About and Up-Grade! as well as the After Hours series.

My competition prize is a copy of Pamela’s On My Travels from the After Hours series, which was published earlier this year by Faber Music.  It’s intended for those of around Grades 6-8 or intermediate to advanced level, and was inspired by people and places visited by the composer. The collection consists of evocative titles such as Thetis Island, Chez Kate, The Spirit of Pohutukawa and Abel Tasman, and each piece provides plenty of melodic and harmonic interest for pianists.

To win this copy, please leave a comment in the comment box at the end of this post and I’ll select the winner on Sunday evening (British time).

Pamela Wedgwood will be giving a workshop, and adjudicating the EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association composer’s competition, on Saturday November 7th which is being held at Monkton Combe Senior School, Bath, BA2 7HG, UK. This will be a wonderful opportunity for all budding composers. Presented by EPTA UK, the workshop is free to attend, and there are still a few places left for both participants and observers.


Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.

For more information, please visit the publications page, here.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Ann says:

    I’ve always been a fan of Pamela Wedgwood’s music and my son has also played her After Hours for saxophone. How exciting to have a new book with titles such as The Spirit of Pohutukawa (NZ Christmas Tree) and Abel Tasman who was the first European to “discover” New Zealand in 1642. There is also a national park in NZ which was named after him. It would be great to try this new music. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Leanne says:

    These sound lovely! I’d love to win a copy. Thank-you!

  3. This looks just delightful! Thank you for this post. I think my adult students especially will love this!

  4. alisontobias says:

    This would be a perfect addition to my pam collection! My pupils love her music.

  5. I think I have all of Pam Wedgwood´s piano books – except this one! I´m a big fan – her pieces are so wonderful for my piano students – lively, cheeky pieces for the little ones, more sophisticated, jazzy ones for the older ones…

  6. Rachel says:

    These pieces sound beautiful! I would love to win a copy and try them out myself!🎹🎵

  7. Pamela Denison says:

    Lovely music. I’d love to win a copy.

  8. I’d love to introduce this music to my students.

  9. susanhong11 says:

    Thanks Melanie for introducing Ms. Wedgwood’s music. Lovely 🙂

  10. Claire Bowes says:

    I really enjoy teaching Pam Wedgwood’s pieces and I’d love to share the music from this book with my students.

  11. Donna says:

    Would love to win this music and introduce it to my students!

  12. This competition is now closed. Many thanks to all who took part. 🙂

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