Weekend Competition: Celebration Series®, Sixth Edition

It’s been a while since I offered a weekend competition, and today’s post is particularly exciting because it focuses on the new, highly anticipated Celebration Series®, published by The Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Programme. This Programme is based in Toronto, Canada. A very popular examination board in Canada and North America, the RCM works…

MicroJazz Refreshed: the winners

Many thanks to all those who took part in my weekend competition. The prize is one of two books from composer Christopher Norton’s newly reissued MicroJazz series. The two winners are: Sinden Collier and Martin Bakaert Congratulations! Please send your address via the contact page on this blog, and your books will be on their…

MicroJazz Refreshed: Christopher Norton

I’m delighted to welcome back composer Christopher Norton as my guest writer today. Chris, who has written many articles for this blog, is renowned for his excellent MicroJazz piano series, which has expanded exponentially over the years, and the pieces have featured in countless examination syllabuses as well as in many music festival syllabuses around…

Play Women Composers

Play Women Composers is a new digital volume, published by Pianist Magazine, comprising twelve piano works, taking pianists from elementary to advanced level. Featuring nine female composers spanning a couple of centuries, it’s perfect for those who wish to discover new and exciting repertoire, whether that be to learn or to sight-read. The download, which…

Palm Court Waltz: The Winner!

Many thanks to all those who took part in my weekend competition. The prize is a copy of the newly published Palm Court Waltz for piano duet, written by pianist, composer and professor of piano at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Julian Jacobson. The winner is: JILL MORTON Congratulations! Please…

Palm Court Waltz: Weekend Competition

It’s time for a weekend competition. Today’s prize is a copy of the score of this majestic, rousing, and effective duet written by pianist, composer and professor of piano at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Julian Jacobson. Julian has been composing for many years and his work is published by…

Winner of The Faber Music Soundtracks Piano Anthology Competition

Many thanks to all those who took part in my weekend competition. The prize is a copy of the new piano publication from Faber Music: The Faber Music Soundtracks Piano Anthology. This volume contains over 50 arrangements of your favourites themes from TV and film. You can find out much more and purchase this book…

Peaceful Piano Playlist: the winner

Many thanks to those who took part in my weekend competition. The prize is a copy of Faber Music’s latest piano anthology, Peaceful Piano Playlist. You can find out more about this volume, here. The winner is… MICHAEL THOMPSON Congratulations! Please send your address via the contact page on this blog and your book will…

Weekend Competition: the winners…

Many thanks to all those who took part in my weekend competition. The featured resources this week are Paul Harris’ A Piece A Week and Books 1 & 2 of The Foundation Pianist, all published by Faber Music.   THE WINNERS Katie Frayling wins A Piece A Week Grade 4 Piano Rebecca Swaby wins The…

Weekend Competition: The Foundation Pianist & A Piece A Week

Before I jet off to the Far East for a very exciting book tour (more about that in another post), it’s time for a Weekend Competition. Today’s competition features Paul Harris’ latest book, A Piece A Week, and a new series, The Foundation Pianist, written by Karen Marshall and David Blackwell; both published by Faber…