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Learn to Sight Read!

Learn to Sight Read!

News – 20/10/17

Just another sight reading book? No! It’s a new take on the age-old tradition of learning to speak a language - in this case the language of music - with fluency, from the outset. The authors are seasoned teachers and highly experienced examiners who apply current modes of learning to the best pedagogical principles. more

How I learned to sight read!

How I learned to sight read!

Learning – 19/10/17

I have shared techniques for improving sight reading with you before but now, for the first time, I'm going to tell you the true story of how I became a good sight reader! more

5 Ways to Beat Performance Anxiety (For Teens)

5 Ways to Beat Performance Anxiety (For Teens)

Learning – 01/10/17

Teenage years can be difficult - there are lots of changes going on personally and the stress of the transition to adulthood is not an easy one. No wonder you can feel overwhelmed at times but these five, great ways of dealing with anxiety are relevant to everyone, not just to musicians. more

Help your child to be a confident performer

Help your child to be a confident performer

Parents – 11/08/17

Playing when someone is listening can be difficult for some children because of the added stress and the older the child is, the worse the anxiety seems to get unless they are practising performing regularly. Here are some suggestions to prevent performance nerves from becoming a problem. more

What I'm Really Thinking: The Piano Teacher

What I'm Really Thinking: The Piano Teacher

News – 28/05/17

We invited piano teachers to submit a candid article on what they really think and feel about piano teaching, for anonymous publication. Here is the winning entry! Dare you read it? Follow us for the next guest blog, or submit your own: What I'm Really Thinking: The Piano Student. more

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