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Rendezvous with Midnight

Sheet Music Review

Regular readers here may remember the positive reviews that I have given to composer Barbara Arens’ recent publications 21 Amazingly Easy Pieces… 962 more words

Sheet Music Reviews

Ponce Variations

“This set of variations is a cornerstone work in the repertory of the guitar. It can credibly be advanced that it is more responsible than any other work for re-establishing the guitar as a viable and credible classical instrument in the twentieth century. 399 more words

Classical Guitar Recordings

Singing on Broadway Today

I’m teaching a musical theatre workshop this week and we are exploring songs from shows that are currently running on Broadway. From the classic, legit musical theatre in the revival of… 191 more words

Mindfulness - the piano collection

I showed this new book from Faber Music to one of my teenage students and she exclaimed “Wow! That’s so cool!”. She told me she liked the design, the selection of pieces and above all the illustrations which one can choose to colour in between practise sessions. 442 more words

The Adventures of Ivan - piano pieces to delight young and old

The Adventures of Ivan is a suite of eight characterful piano miniatures by Aram Khatchaturian (1903-78), the titles of which suggest a narrative or snapshots in the life of a young boy called Ivan. 369 more words

Piano Teaching

How to Build a Solo Musical Theatre Voice Recital (Part 1)

Historically, the term ‘voice recital’ has been used almost exclusively to describe a performance of classical vocal music selections (often a combination of art song literature and operatic arias). 876 more words

Musical Theatre

Coming Soon From Mountain Peak Music: Solo Training for Horn

I’m long overdue for a new post and an update on my forthcoming publication from Mountain Peak Music, but with the end of the semester now in sight I can finally carve out some time to remedy that! 577 more words