2012 – Review of the year

2012 is nearly over and it’s a chance to look back over the year and take stock of what has been achieved. I don’t think I’ve ever organised so many piano concerts in one year before.

Over the past 12 months, there have been 16 concerts for my students to perform in around Chester. 36 of my students have taken exams including 19 prep tests and 2 theory exams.

The themes this year have been Sea Idylls, Creatures Great and Small, and Going Places.

Whilst the major project for the spring term featured a composition in a set format to run alongside a video I produced, the other terms featured collaborative video projects in which many of my students took part.

The review video clip below features excerpts from some of the concerts which have taken place over the year.


Some students have performed in as many as five concerts over the course of the year and their teachers in school have commented on how nice it is to see the progress they have made from concert to concert.

The concerts at All Saint’s enabled another £300 bursary to be sent to Kampala Music School in June. The bursary is now providing piano lessons for Justus, a 22 year old university student.


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Published by Will Hay

Chester based pianist, singer, conductor and teacher