Author Articles & Reviews


Author Articles & Reviews features blog posts written by Melanie focusing on her publications, compositions, and reviews, as well as reviews she has penned about various publications and concerts. 

Author Articles

Anthem For A New Age: Coronation 2023

International Women’s Week: Composing For Schott Music

Middle Eastern Odyssey

Most Popular Posts of The Year 2022

Music Teacher Associations and Webinar Events

Queen Elizabeth II and the Ghosts of Windsor Castle

Forget-Me-Not: A Birthday Gift!

Women Composer – A Graded Anthology For Piano: Pianist Magazine Competition and Schott Interview

First Repertoire For Little Pianists Webinar

World Piano Day 2022

First Repertoire For Little Pianists

Women Composers – A Graded Anthology For Piano

10th Anniversary Celebrations and The Classical Conversations Series

Snapchats Duets & Trios: New Recordings by Christopher Norton

Happy New Year: 10 Years Blogging

Lost in Thought: Practice Tips

An Angel’s Footsteps: A Birthday Gift

Chetham’s International Summer School Piano Teacher’s Course 2021

Pianist Magazine’s New Online Piano Courses

TIPA Live Show

Chakra Suite for Clarinet and Piano

Jackdaws Piano Courses 2020/2021

Quarantine or Paradise: an interview with GéNIA

Simply Driven: 5 Virtuoso Pieces

Piano Workshops in Newcastle and York

A Piano Course in Frome & Chamber Music in Tokyo

A New Year and a New You. The Art of Manifesting

The Steinway Chromasoul Piano

Snapchats Duets and Trios

Play it again workshop in Frankfurt

A Holiday Competition!

Play it again: Book 3

International Women’s Day: the pianist as composer

No Words Necessary Review

Workshop at Millers Music and Tommy’s Piano Corner

No Words Necessary: 12 Original Pieces

A Far Eastern Book Tour

A Piano Day at Ackerman’s Music Shop

New Piano Courses at Finchcocks

Jackdaws Piano Course 2019

A Royal Double Bill

The 70th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

Best Piano Resource Nomination

A few thoughts on publishing houses: a tour of Oxford University Press

Play it again: PIANO Reviews

Play it again: PIANO Book 2

Play it again: PIANO Book 1

Workshop for the Performing Arts Festival in Singapore

Polishing your piano technique: Jackdaws course 2018

Play it again: PIANO Review and Launch

A Student’s Memories: Patricia Carroll (1932 – 2017)

A Second Weekend at Jackdaws Music Education Trust

Meet the Judges: Live streamed event from Chicago

Piano Waves: Five Pieces

So You Want To Play The Piano? 2015 Publication

Judging the Chicago Amateur Piano Competition 2016

The Classical Conversation Series

A Weekend at Jackdaws Music Education Trust

Piano Course at Jackdaws Music Education Trust

Digressions: 5 Piano Pieces

Bilingual Master Classes in Germany

Piano Bench Mag Feature Article and Interview

Carnival of the Animals for Two Pianos

Improvisation on a Bach Chorale for Two Pianos by Busoni

Second Anniversary of the Classical Conversations Series

Master Classes in Germany

My First Article for Pianist Magazine – Get your copy here!

Marlow FM Interview

Sheargold Music Interview

London Piano-Yoga Day

BBC Radio Three Counties Interview

BBC Radio Berkshire Interview

Adjudicating in Hong Kong

It’s all about piano! Piano festival at the French Institute

My job as a music adjudicator

My life as a guest entertainer


Miniatures for Piano by Robert Bruce

Murray McLachlan plays Sonata No. 5 by John McLeod

Review in Pianofforte Magazine for Faber Music

Mastering the piano series by Lang Lang for Faber Music

Piano Bench Mag Celebrating it’s First Anniversary

Simultaneous Learning: The Definitive Guide by Paul Harris

Charles Owen’s Recital for Rhinegold LIVE

Andrew Litton at Rhinegold LIVE

Rhinegold LIVE Concert Series opens in style

The Art of Piano Fingering by Rami Bar-Niv

Alicia’s Gift: the Concert of the Novel

The Magic Link – a book review

‘Divine Fire’ at the Radcliffe Centre in Buckingham

Delightfully Easy Piano Duets

Hungarian Dances at The Musical Museum

The Yellow Lounge with Valentina Lisitsa in Paris

Royal Overseas League 2013 Final

A life in music…Ruth Nye and the Arrau Heritage

In Harmony in action….

Piano Yoga with GéNIA

It’s all about the piano – a piano festival with a difference

In Harmony Lambeth Winter Concert

BBC Radio 3 Piano Gala for Children in Need

Valentina Lisitsa at the RAH

Holiday Posts

Seasons Greetings 2022

Happy Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas 2020

A Very Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas 2018


Happy Christmas! And a trip down memory lane…

Happy Christmas 2015: A trip down memory lane