New Year Weekend Competition!

20160108_085820_resizedThe first competition of the New Year features a series written by Paul Harris and published by Faber Music. A piece a week is just that: a repertoire of short pieces for Elementary pupils to learn in a week, encouraging quick study and instant score recognition (these volumes could also be used as sight-reading for more advanced students). They are companions to the Improve your sight-reading! Series also published by Faber and written by Paul.

I have two books to give away; Grade 1 and Grade 2. As always, please leave a comment in the comment box at the end of this post to be in with a chance of winning, and I will announce the two winners on Sunday evening (British time). Good luck!

If you would like to buy A piece a week, please click here.

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.



63 thoughts on “New Year Weekend Competition!

  1. I have all the “Improve your sight-reading” series. These would be such a great addiction to my library and would help so many of my students!!!

  2. What a lovely idea. It’s great to have access to information like this. I’m sure these books will help any young player. 🙂

  3. The ‘Improve your Sight-reading’ series is wonderful. My goal this year is to have my pupils experience more repertoire and the ‘piece a week’ concept sounds ideal! I would love to use these books to help my pupils improve their reading and musicianship skills!

  4. What a great idea. Learning a piece a week would give the student a real sense of achievement and you can never have too much sight reading material – this is the first time I’ve seen these Paul Harris books and they look great.

  5. I always believe in Paul Harris’ concept of simultaneous learning. It is the best way to make sense when learning music. He is always full of great ideas for students and learning sight reading as a repertoire will definitely connect the dots.

  6. I have a new student who want to improve her sight reading skills. I would love to use this with my new student and possibly with other students in my studio as well.

  7. Sounds like a wonderful resource to have. Thanks for the opportunity of entering the contest, & Happy New Year!

  8. As a teacher of advancing beginners, this approach sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to get a copy! Thanks for the recommendation.

  9. I love playing the piano, its my favourite instrument of all time. I am a unsigned singer songwriter that does live improvisation on the piano. I used to have lessons, I’d love to relook at my sightreading skills, the books sound very useful towards achieving this.

  10. Sight reading is such an important skill and these books look like a motivating way for students to improve their sight-reading skills.

  11. I love using the Faber and Faber Piano Adventure Series!
    I would love to incorporate new sight reading material into the students’ lessons.
    They always love new pieces and new challenges. Haven’t tried any of Paul Harris’ methods yet and would love to see what they are all about!

  12. I heard Paul Harris mention these on a podcast with Tim Topham & they sounded great. I wasn’t sure when they were coming out but they sound perfect for the 30-piece challenge I’m trying out with some of my students this year.

  13. I love Faber and would be great to win this! I would have a contest for my students to able to win one of the sightreading books!

  14. I am really interested in these books, my students take ABRSM exam, they have sign reading test, so I always look for the good book on sign reading to help them.

  15. I would love these! I might have to order them anyway… always looking for good music to improve sight-reading skills! Thank you.

  16. Sounds like a fantastic resource. This series would really help my students towards meeting their 20 piece challenge.

  17. Love this concept. The title says it all and puts the challenge directly to the student! Would love these for my studio!

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