Teaching the tricky intermediate stages, by Karen Marshall

My guest post this week has been written by piano teacher and author Karen Marshall. Karen feels passionately about keeping students engaged in their piano studies, with emphasis on enjoyment, so they want to continue their piano playing. I asked her what elements she considered most important when teaching at the intermediate level (approximately Grade…

Weekend Competition: Christmas Piano Duets

As we find ourselves hurtling towards Christmas, today’s competition features a festive piano book. Christmas Cool Piano Duets, arranged by popular British composer Heather Hammond and published by Kevin Mayhew, contains twelve favourites, perfect for a student/teacher combination, or two students. Great for the end of term Christmas concert, or any piano party! The pieces…

Weekend competition winners

Thank you all for taking part in my Weekend Competition. Get Set! Piano author, Heather Hammond and I have enjoyed reading your comments. After much deliberation, we have awarded the books as follows. Betsy Stocksdale wins Pieces and Tutor Book 1, and Marla Mosiman wins Pieces and Tutor Book 2. Congratulations! As always, please send…

Weekend Competition: Get Set! Piano

It’s Friday! And therefore time for another weekend competition. Today’s prize features several copies of Get Set! Piano which is a tutor (or method) book series published by Bloomsbury and written by Heather Hammond and Karen Marshall. Tutor Book 1 is accompanied by Pieces Book 1, and there is Tutor Book 2 and Pieces Book…