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