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 ten most popular posts  of the year on this blog, 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. How long does it take to learn to play the piano? Piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick
  7. Structured Piano Practice in 5 Simple Steps
  8. A Few Thoughts on Beethoven’s Für Elise
  9. Improve Your Scales: Feature Article for Piano Professional Magazine


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.

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