Weekend Competition: Christmas Piano Duets

Christmas Duets

As we find ourselves hurtling towards Christmas, today’s competition features a festive piano book. Christmas Cool Piano Duets, arranged by popular British composer Heather Hammond and published by Kevin Mayhew, contains twelve favourites, perfect for a student/teacher combination, or two students. Great for the end of term Christmas concert, or any piano party!

The pieces are approximately early intermediate level (around Grades 3 – 5), but the primo parts are generally easier than those of the secondo (which is why they would be perfect for a teacher and student). Also excellent sight-reading material for more advanced players. Included are Frosty the Snowman, Good King Wenceslas, Joy to the  World, Silent Night, Jingle Bells, and Walking in the Air.

The winner of this collection will also receive a couple of practice notebooks, written by Heather and published by Mayhew. A Practice Fun Book and a Practice Record Book; they will hopefully encourage young players to practice regularly and keep a record of their work. Each book contains useful tips and exercises.

To win, just leave your comment in the comment box at the end of this post. I will select a winner on Monday (November 9th) evening (British time). Good luck!

You can purchase Heather’s duets here, the practice record book here, and the Practice fun book here.

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My Publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


 

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25 thoughts on “Weekend Competition: Christmas Piano Duets

  1. These look fun! My studios Christmas recital is such a joyful event and I would love for some of these pieces to be apart of it!

  2. The cover looks so inviting and cute! It just instantly got me into the Christmas mood. I would love,love,love to have them for my students this Christmas.

  3. This is just the sort of thing I’ve been looking for to play with
    my friends at the “Let’s Play The Piano Meetup Group” I joined
    recently. For adult learners, playing duets adds a new dimension
    and I’m sure the group would love the challenge!

  4. I love Heather Hammond’s music. I am enjoying the music in her book Ballads without Words. I would love to win this duet. I love love Christmas music, and I would love to have more duets; my students, kids, and I enjoy playing duet. I really like the song selection, especially I have been looking for ‘Walking in the Air’. Thank you for this opportunity.

  5. Duets can be hard to find, especially for holidays. Thank you for offering these; they look great! I have two students who are sisters, on different levels, and they would enjoy these.

  6. Playing duets is a real encouragement to students. It would be fantastic to win and share the joy with my students. And to be honest, Playing duets with the kids is my favorite part of the lesson!😊 Thanks for doing this!!

  7. I love having my students play Christmas duets! I add to my shelf of Christmas music every year. These look like fun. Thank you for introducing them and for the offer.

  8. My little ones and older students, especially teenagers love duets. We are battling duets for a nursing facility this weekend. Rhythm practice and listening to each other is so beneficial. It’s fun to play together. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity. Best wishes to all!

  9. Heather Hammond’s “Cool Piano Duets” – were festive favourites for me last year and they will be this year too! Simple arrangements for pupils in C, G & F major keys plus A minor which they can sight-read for fun at end of lesson, perform in a Christmas Concert or memorise to play to their family at Christmas (alongside Heather’s duet accompaniment which I can record for them)! The accompaniments are always in the style appropriate to the carol or song and the children (& audience) “love” the final product! Can’t wait to return to these – 12 days of Christmas (12 duets)!

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