Three years later – Making Progress

One of the joys of being a piano teacher is being able to appreciate the progress your students have made from the effort they have put in to their studies. I would like to share some of the progress that three students have made since they were last featured on […]

Summer Newsletter 2011

Now that the summer term has wound down, it’s a good chance to review some of the activities which have taken place. I was pleased to receive a great set of exam results last week which included six merits and a distinction. “Share one, comment two” week  has increased active participation […]

“Share one, Comment two” week

Now that the pressure of exams is relaxing for many students I am encouraging everybody to explore composing more. The Noteflight Studio is such a powerful tool and I would ask all my students to share at least one of their compositions (enabling commenting) even if it is still a […]

The importance of scales

There’s little chance of escaping the fact that scales aren’t the most exciting thing to practice, especially when you have a piano exam coming up in the next few weeks.  However they are the building blocks of much music and being able to play them fluently is fundamental in the […]

Concert of duets raises £260 for Music School

The last “Playing Together” concert at King’s School, Chester was very well attended. Thirty students performed duets, trios and ensembles which included a variety of other instruments including guitars, saxophones, flutes and a recorder. Some hi-resolution photographs of the concert are available in a password-protected gallery. (Access details for this […]

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