Weekend Competition: Funkey!

20160425_073801_resizedThis weekend’s competition features a new collection of sight-reading books written by Lindsey Berwin and published by Kevin Mayhew. Funkey! is designed to encourage students to sight-read regularly, by making the process fun and pleasurable. It will also help assist knowledge of keys, rhythmic awareness, and the ability to play fluently. The set comprises five graded levels, with a complete mix of styles from folk music and nursery rhymes to rock and swing. There is a helpful audio CD with backing tracks too.

I have the first three books to giveaway, so please leave your comment in the comment box after this post to be in with a chance of winning. I will announce three winners on Sunday evening (British time).

If you wish to find out more or purchase these books, you can do so 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.


75 thoughts on “Weekend Competition: Funkey!

  1. Oh boy I’m the first one to comment! These look to be terrific books-I’d love to try them out!

  2. I’d love to try these out, both for me and my students. They look like they make sight reading fun!


  3. I’m trying Book One of these with my pupils, but am very keen to get my hands on the other two. Really enjoying the book and the play-along cd!

  4. These books look as if they could make sight reading a seriously fun activity. No mean feat, Melanie!

  5. I saw these recently and thought they looked fantastic, but I resisted buying as I’ve been trying to break my habit of buying every book I like the look of! If I won one for free, though, that wouldn’t count… 😀

  6. Thank you for such a lovely opportunity! It would be such an honor to win these! (“Pick me, pick me!” As the kids say!!)

  7. These would be a great addition to my library. There aren’t enough books for sight-reading, and these just look delightful!!!
    My pupils will really appreciate them. 🙂

  8. These books look really unique and interesting! Would love to try them with my students so would be thrilled to win them!

  9. I find everything you recommend is great quality and my students love it. These look to be good resources and I certainly would use them. Thank you for your continued quality recommendations.

  10. Sight reading can seem like a bit of a chore sometimes, with a reputation for rather dull exercises. So it is refreshing to have a new series of books which include a variety of styles and which aim to be fun to play.

  11. Just love the look of these! I’m gradually building up my beginner books to look more up to date than the very books I learnt on in the seventies! . These certainly fulfil that brief!

  12. I have heard only good things about these books! Crossing my fingers maybe I will win one since the ol’ budget is a bit strapped this year!!! Thanks for doing these contests, such a fun way to learn about new materials.

  13. These giveaways are so fun! Thanks for doing them. I’d love to take a look at anything that helps with sight reading! Thanks, Melanie!

  14. I’ve already purchased one of them and it’s really great. I would love to try the other ones with my students! May is the sight reading month in my studio 🙂

  15. Thanks for the give away, and I am always looking for new exciting sight reading materials for my studio

  16. Cool covers, proper pieces AND backing tracks?! Awesome – with this my students will not even realise they are doing the dreaded sightreading! Seriously, the backing tracks will be great for getting them to just keep going – my main challenge! A welcome change from exercise-based resources. Can’t wait to take a peek!

  17. I LOVE sight reading and am always looking for ways to teach my students to be better sight readers. I would love to win!

  18. Perfect timing for summer lessons and to explore something new! Winning or not, I may have to get me a set!

  19. I’m a huge fan of sight-reading myself and love the fact these books look like a fun way of developing the skill without students realising it. I think my students would love these and thanks for letting us know about such a new and exciting looking resource 🙂

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