Weekend Competition: It’s never too late to learn to play


My competition this weekend focuses on a series of extremely popular books. Dedicated to helping those who have been playing the piano for around a year, It’s never too late to learn to play…, written by the wonderful Pam Wedgwood and published by Faber Music, offers several publications. Each book comprises a group of well-known arrangements and some have accompanying CDs too.

I have three books to give away to three lucky winners; Classics, Showtunes and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Please leave your comment in the comment box after this post, and I will pick the winners on Sunday evening (British time). Good luck!


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.

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Rachel says:

    I love Pam Wedgwood’s approach – very appealing music that gives a sense of achievement.

  2. Rebekah says:

    These books look great! Just started teaching so would love more repertoire.

  3. lynnkie says:

    Can you believe that Wedgwood family?! So prolific! I’d love to have something of Pam’s. One of the benefits of joining in on this webiste has been hearing music from across the Pond that isn’t widely known here. And happy to have a chance to help spread it here!

  4. Rhoda says:

    I played from one of these the other day at someone’s house and it was fun, so it would be good to be able to explore more of it.

  5. Good to hear of this resource. I teach adult students classical music using the Faber Adult Piano Adventures books so Pam’s “Classic” book may be a great segue to use after students have completed those 2 volumes.

  6. Clare says:

    I teach mainly adults and Pam’s books would be a very welcome addition to my resources for them!

  7. Rachel Marek says:

    These look great. Perfect for one of my adult pupils

  8. Louise Sherratt says:

    I use Pam Wedgwood’s It’s Never Too Late to Play Piano with some of my adult beginners, which contains some lovely pieces and arrangements, so I’m very interested in seeing these.

  9. Noreen F says:

    I’m not familiar with her music, so I would love to try it.

  10. Loraine says:

    I have a couple new beginner adult students , would like to add new repertoire for these students and try out Pam ‘s music

  11. Sarah Martin says:

    I’ve got several adult pupils who would just love these books!

  12. Linda Gatzke says:

    Dear Melanie,

    How do I enter the competition ?

    I have two, new students, brothers, ages 12 & 14,

    whose father has been, sporadically, giving

    them instruction … The older boy is autistic.

    I would like the opportunity to try these materials

    with these brothers !

    Thank you !

    Linda Gatzke

    1. Hi Linda! You have just entered! Good luck 🙂

  13. Leticia says:

    I just bought my first book by her. Would love to try these too.

  14. katerinamusic4 says:

    I would love to try these books with my students

  15. what a great combination of styles and songs. Love to have them!

  16. Mary says:

    These books look really great. Love Pam Wedgwood books!!

  17. Amy Reiff says:

    This would be great for my seniors. Well, for anybody! 🙂

  18. Maria says:

    I would love to have these books!!! 🙂

  19. Pamela Denison says:

    I’m sure some of my pupils would enjoy these books

  20. Teach adults as well as children so would love to win.

  21. Melody Schneider says:

    Winning these books would give me a great way to try out! The titles are perfect, Never Too Late… wish I would have thought of it!

  22. annafagan says:

    I’m teaching at a retirement center one day a week, and they would LOVE these!

  23. amylouwright says:

    I have the Show Tunes book and it’s great! I use it quite a lot and would love to try another, particularly the classical one.

  24. Lavinia Livingston says:

    I would use these books with numerous adult students. They would be so excited to learn this music. I am anxious to explore these new (to me) publications.

  25. Jacki Stephenson says:

    Use a lot of Pam Wedgwood music for teaching – would love one of these for my adult students!

  26. Gloria Pevy says:

    Hi Mel
    I didn’t know that some of these existed so would love to explore further with my adult & teenage pupils. Always looking for as much repertoire as possible!

  27. Lynne Hall says:

    These look interesting. Thanks for introducing us to them!

  28. Irma Khouw says:

    Looks fun. Would love to try it with my adult student.

  29. Julie Cooper says:

    After viewing these books at an event hosted by Pamela Wedgwood, I can say that these three specialist books really motivate learners as they home in on a specific style of music they already love. It is sure therefore to develop their playing skills further!

  30. Ann Coleman says:

    I would dearly love to win one of these books, Melanie!

  31. Many thanks to all those who took part in this competition, which is now closed 🙂

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