Merry Christmas!

As another year draws to a close, I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog and, if you are a piano student or teacher, have found it beneficial and of interest. Here are my top six blog posts of the year – several are perennially popular and have appeared on my Christmas ‘favourites’ list many times.

  1. 10 tips to seriously improve your piano playing in 2016!
  2. 10 reasons to play the piano
  3. A few thoughts on Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor
  4. Resolving tension in piano playing
  5. Scales – six reasons why you need to practice them
  6. 9 top tips for practising octaves

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading my blog, and for your kind messages and continued support.



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.

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