Weekend Competition: the winners

Many thanks to all who took part in my weekend competition. There were three books on offer this weekend, all from Faber Music’s immense library: Ultimate Piano Solos, and The Easy Piano Series, Film and Shows. The winners are: Miriam wins the Ultimate Piano Solos Jennifer Foxx wins The Easy Piano Series: Film Kathy Thompson…

Weekend competition: Learn to Sight Read by E-Music Maestro

My competition today focuses on a new set of publications from E-Music Maestro. Lean to Sight Read & Hear the Difference is a series of comprehensive sight-reading manuals for teachers and students using free QR code technology. Included in each book are 100 short pieces, in a range of appropriate keys covering a wide variety…

Piano Gallery: the winner

Many thanks to all for taking part in my first competition of the year. The prize is a copy of Piano Gallery, a new collection of 14 pieces written by Pam Wedgwood and published by Faber Music. The winner is: SHARON SCOTT Congratulations! Please send your address via the contact page here on this blog,…

The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide: Weekend competition!

Continuing with my recent focus on Faber Music’s Piano Month, pianist, teacher and ABRSM examiner Anthony Williams has contributed the following interesting guest post about the perils and pleasures of piano teaching, in relation to his new book. The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide (published by Faber Music). This generous volume contains so much useful information…

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 Intermediate Pianist

Today’s weekend competition focuses on a new three-book piano course published by Faber Music. The Intermediate Pianist is intended for students and piano teachers tutoring students, from approximately Grades 3 – 5 level. Written by Karen Marshall and Heather Hammond, the course is designed to help students (and teachers) negotiate the intermediate stages of learning,…

Weekend Competition: Relax With…

The Relax With series is a relatively new collection of piano music books edited by British concert pianist Samantha Ward (published by Schott Music) and designed primarily to be played at home, simply for pleasure. Selected for their relaxing qualities, the pieces in this volume range from well-known classics to delightful lesser-known gems. Featuring both…

Weekend Competition: Easy Concert Pieces

Today’s competition features two new publications from Schott Music; Easy Concert Pieces Books 1 & 2. These volumes consist of elementary pieces, which are in a progressive order. Great for recitals, concerts, competitions and exams, they offer a broad selection of styles and genres from Baroque through to Contemporary. Both books come with a useful…

At the movies competition: the winners

Many thanks to all those who took part in the weekend competition; the prizes are a copy of Faber Music’s new Film Themes: The Piano Collection, and the music to La La Land. The winners are: Jen Edwards-Cox wins Film Themes: The Piano Collection, and Suzanne Buttimer wins La La Land CONGRATULATIONS! Please send your…

Weekend Competition: At the movies

Wishing you and your family a very HAPPY EASTER! I hope you enjoy a restful weekend wherever you are in the world. The weekend’s competition focuses on music from the movies, thanks to Faber Music’s vibrant, interesting new collections. Film Themes: The Piano Collection consists of thirty film tunes arranged for piano solo; a selection…