Happy Christmas 2021

We’ve almost come to the end of another year. For most, 2021 will surely be one to forget, marred with lockdowns and financial uncertainty. We can only hope that 2022 may offer us all a safe pathway out of this dreadful pandemic.

As always, I am grateful to you for your support, and for reading and subscribing to my blog throughout the year. See you in 2022 for more piano posts and articles from myself and a whole host of guest writers.

I leave you with one of my favourite festive works: The Concert Suite from Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet The Nutcracker. Arranged by Mikhail Pletnev, and, in the performance linked below, played by Russian pianist Alexei Volodin, who gave this concert at the Mariinsky Concert Hall (in St Petersburg, Russia) in 2011.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year


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.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Martin Bekaert says:

    Dear Melanie, we also wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a sparkling musical New Year without worries and lots of job satisfaction!! 😉

    1. Thank you, Martin. And thank you for using Play it again; I’m looking forward to hearing your lastest recordings! 🙂

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