Weekend Competition: the winners

Many thanks to all those who took part in this weekend’s competition.

The winners are:

Ann Pepper and Lisa Duerr

Congratulations! Please send your address via the contact page on this blog and your copies of Choral and Vocal Warm-Ups will be with you shortly. There are lots more competitions and giveaways coming soon.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Choral and Vocal Warm-Ups, click here.


My publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


Weekend Competition!

20160318_084432_resizedIt’s time for my weekend competition and today’s featured publication, written (and illustrated) by highly experienced musician Nancy Litten and published by Alfred Music, focuses on the numerous permutations of choir and singer warm-ups.

Choral and Vocal Warm-ups provides invaluable information for pianists regarding every aspect of warming-up with a step-by-step guide through the different stages, as well as plenty of useful accompaniments. There is also advice about practising various common  harmonic progressions, so pianists can confidently assist choirs in every situation.

Beneficial for pianists and choral directors, I have two copies of Choral and Vocal Warm-Ups to giveaway, so please leave your comment in the comment box at the end of this post, and I will announce the two winners on Sunday evening (British time).

If you would like to purchase Choral and Vocal Warm-Ups, click here.


My publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


A Friday Freebie!

Today’s Friday offering is a FREEBIE, for everybody. It’s a great little late elementary piano piece composed by American composer and arranger Carol Matz. Carol is no stranger to my blog, and is a very popular composer, arranger and editor for Alfred Music Publishing. Her arrangements and piano pieces have been enjoyed for many years by young and older pianists.

The piece is called Dolphin Dance. It is tuneful, effective and hands play separately for most of the piece, making it a great proposition for beginners too.  You can hear it here:

Download the piece by clicking on the link below, and it is in PDF format.

Dolphin Dance by Carol Matz


My publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.