For those in the music education industry in the UK, the Music & Drama Education Expo event is a yearly highlight. Organised by Rhinegold, it’s held over two days (9th and 10th February 2017) at Olympia (London), and features a raft of events, including professional development sessions, seminars, practical workshops, performances, show cases, and a huge exhibition of over 130 of the leading brands in the industry.
My publisher EVC Music Publications Ltd will be hosting many events over the two-day period; composer presentations, performances, and book launches, including those by composers Donald Thompson, Heather Hammond, Andrew Higgins, and a book presentation by piano teacher Irina Mints (all held at stand G8). EVC Music director, Elena Cobb, will also be giving a presentation at 10.15am on Thursday 9th February; The Art of Positive Self-Promotion held at the Rhinegold Theatre.
I’ll be giving two presentations at this year’s event on the EVC Music stand (G8) at 12.30pm on both Thursday (9th) and Friday (10th). The presentation will focus on my piano compositions, specifically the four books published by EVC Music. I’ll also be playing some of the pieces and chatting generally about how my works can complement exam syllabuses and specifically music festivals.
If you’re in the vicinity, please do come along and say hello!
For much more information about practising 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 are featured, with at least two pages of practice tips for every piece.
If you’re thinking about learning to play the piano, my guide-book, So You Want To Play The Piano? (Alfred) is full of useful help and support.
The Faber Music Piano Anthology (Faber) is also a valuable resource for those who desire a collection of standard repertoire from Grades 2 – 8, featuring 78 pieces in total.
I have written a selection of educational piano music (both solo and duet) and you can hear it and find out much more here: EVC Music Publications.