Digressions: 5 Piano Pieces

 ‘These five entertaining, beautifully written and concise pieces are little gems’  John Lenehan, Concert Pianist, UK ‘Melanie Spanswick’s Digressions are compelling and accessible works to play – from the moving Bach-like ‘Chasing’ to the two hypnotically flowing ‘Moving On’ and ‘Karma’. Perfect for the intermediate level player. And I have no doubt that pianists of…

Variations for Judith: And the Winner is…

Many thanks to all those who took part in my weekend competition. The prize is a signed copy of Variations for Judith; a wonderful collection of 11 piano pieces composed by eminent composers for students of around Grade 4-6 standard.  Variations were composed for Judith Serota as a leaving gift when she retired from her…

More Memorising tips

I had some interesting responses to the post I wrote a few days ago dealing with memorisation (which you can read here). It was suggested that I should also focus on what happens when memory fails – i.e. a memory slip! So here are my thoughts on this incredibly stressful event in any pianists life. Memory…