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Be prepared! Ensuring students are exam-ready for success

When I was a child and teenager taking my piano exams, my teachers never talked to me about aspects like performance anxiety or stagecraft/presentation. I went to the exam centre on the allotted day/time, took the exam and went home to await the results. 704 more words

Piano Teaching

Rethinking the Recital

As a piano teacher I have had the unique opportunity to participate in recitals and performances from two very different vantage points.

One of my vantage points is that of a piano and violin student. 647 more words


Dispelling the myth of difficult 

There has been a lively and thoughtful response to an article which appeared in The Guardian on 27 March in which the author declared that notated music is “ 1,020 more words

Piano Teaching

Morse Code Chart (A3 poster)

It’s been a while since I started to use morse code for my piano students as a tool to interpret some tricky rhythms in music.   Morse code having only two rhythmic syllables ( 268 more words


EPTA Piano Teachers’ Course

I am delighted to tell readers that I have accepted an invitation to join the Principal Tutor team for the European Piano Teachers’ Association (EPTA) UK Piano Teachers’ Course.

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Pathways For Teaching

On the Road to Excellence - Our Journey to the Baltimore MTNA Conference

A couple weeks ago in March, I was fortunate to attend a music teachers’ conference in Baltimore, MD. I drove down with another colleague, Liz Craig, and we had a fantastic 4 days of learning and networking, plus an extra day exploring Washington, DC. 15 more words

Music And Travel

Creative approach to preparing for ARSM Grade 5 piano sight-reading

So, students can learn and play the pieces well but seem to be having a problem with getting better at sight-reading. Probably the most common problem! 939 more words