Queen Elizabeth II and the Ghosts of Windsor Castle

I’m not often compelled to write about the royal family, and this website is, after all, a piano and music education blog. However, the past week has been rather surreal for those of us here in the UK. It’s as though time has stood still. We knew that the late Queen’s time was limited and…

Musical Life at Windsor Castle: Alex Robson

Today’s guest post has been written by organist Alex Robson, who studies the piano with me.  Alex is currently Organ Scholar at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and, in September, he will become an organ scholar at St. John’s College at Cambridge University. This past year has been an interesting musical journey for Alex, and,…

70 Years and the Queen’s Pianos

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a very Happy Platinum Jubilee. Whether or not you follow the Royal Family, the Queen’s achievement is nothing short of extraordinary. I have enjoyed observing many of this weekend’s events, and, as I live in Windsor, have been able to feel a…