Weekend competition: The Winners

Many thanks to all those who took part in my weekend competition. The prize is a digital download copy of Play Women Composers, which is a new and interesting publication from Pianist Magazine. You can find out more about it here.

The three winners are:

Leila J Viss,  AmyPianist, and Astrid C

Congratulations! Please send your e mail address via the contact page here on this blog, and your score will be on its way.

You can purchase this publication, here.

On a completely different note, for those interested in sight-reading and sight-reading tutorials, I can highly recommend American pianist and writer Erica Sipes’ excellent ‘live’ streamed show, Sight-reading Maverick. Every Sunday afternoon (5pm British time), Erica sight-reads through a pre-selected group of pieces, offering useful tips and sight-reading guidance. She enjoys showcasing new repertoire, and yesterday’s show featured one of my pieces, Frenzy (from Simply Driven: Schott), and those interested can view the whole show, which lasts an hour, here:

You can read find out more about Erica and read her blog, Beyond The Notes, here.


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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