Merry Christmas! A trip down memory lane


Merry Christmas! Many thanks to you all for your continued support during 2015; this blog wouldn’t exist without such a readership, and I do appreciate those who take the time to read what I write; whether you’re a regular or someone who pops by occasionally. I aim to reply to every e-mail from readers (I apologise if I didn’t manage to write to you), and I’m always open to blog topic suggestions.

This year has been another wonderful adventure, but 2016 promises to be a very exciting one for me; with a new two book publishing deal, several piano compositions on the go (and a few interesting venues where they will be performed), as well as invites to coach and adjudicate at a varied selection of piano courses, festivals, and competitions in the UK, Germany, and the USA – I can’t wait to get started.

As 2015 draws to a close, I’m highlighting the twelve most popular posts  of the year on this blog (one for each day of Christmas!), and I hope you’ll enjoy revisiting them, or perhaps you might be reading for the first time:

  1. How Long Does It Take To Learn To Play The Piano?
  2. 10 Reasons to Play The Piano
  3. Why is Grade 5 Theory so important?
  4. A Few Thoughts on Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor Op. Posth.
  5. 10 Top Tips for Successful Piano Practice in 2014
  6. 15 Top Piano Resources for 2015
  7. How long does it take to learn to play the piano? Piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick
  8. Structured Piano Practice in 5 Simple Steps
  9. A Few Thoughts on Beethoven’s Für Elise
  10. Improve Your Scales: Feature Article for Piano Professional Magazine
  11. Perfect Pedalling


My publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious 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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