Peaceful Piano Playlist: A Weekend Competition

It’s time for a weekend competition. Faber Music publish some of the most innovative educational piano material on the market. And they offer a wide selection of piano anthologies, providing teachers and their students with the valuable opportunity to access a diverse and vibrant collection of music by numerous composers, all, as it were, ‘under…

Selecting & Practising Piano Exam Repertoire: Trinity College London Grade 5

Continuing with my series surveying piano exam repertoire, today’s post examines Trinity College London Grade 5. A collection of diverse and well-chosen pieces, List A comprises composers such as Richard Jones, Anton Diabelli, Moritz Vogel and Dmitri Kabalevsky! The exercises, of which each candidate must prepare three (played alongside scales and arpeggios), can help with…

Weekend Competition: the winners

Many thanks to all who took part in my weekend competition. The prizes are two copies of Olly Wedgwood’s JukeBox: Fun Piano Solos and Duets. The winners are: PAMELA DENISON and LUCY SLANE Congratulations! Please send your addresses via the contact page here on my blog. You can find out much more about this publication…

The Intermediate Pianist: The winners

Many thanks to all those who took part in my weekend competition, which was to win one of three new books written by Karen Marshall and Heather Hammond.  I really enjoyed reading all your comments. The Intermediate Pianist is a new piano course for those from Grade 3 – 5 level. The winners are: Liz…

Weekend Competition: the winners

Many thanks to all those who took part in my weekend competition. The prizes include five volumes of the Relax With Series of piano music edited by Samantha Ward and published by Schott Music. The winners are: Lisa Lewis wins Relax With Baroque Music ADA wins Relax With Classical Piano Music Antonina Lax wins Relax…

Do pianists really need to play the entire piano repertoire?

This is a topic relevant to performers of all standards and abilities. How can we build an effective and enjoyable recital programme which is varied, interesting and more importantly, will compliment a pianist’s abilities and talents? For younger, inexperienced performers, teachers are paramount here, hopefully suggesting works beyond the scope of those found in various…