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'Simple but brilliant' new piano publication!

'Simple but brilliant' new piano publication!

News – 14/02/18

'... wonderful, original approach ... It is simple but brilliant and PUPILS WILL LOVE IT', says Fiona Lau in a review of E-MusicMaestro Learn to Sight Read: Piano Book 1 Fiona Lau: Music Teacher, Rhinegold, January 2018. more

Is it too late to master the piano?

Is it too late to master the piano?

Learning – 23/01/18

Is it too late for me, as an adult, to master the piano? How will I learn? What is the best way to begin? How long will it take? Is it worth the effort? These must be among the most frequently asked questions about learning to play the piano, or indeed any musical instrument. Here are some answers to consider. more

Easy-to-follow tips for guitar chord progressions: a beginner's guide

Easy-to-follow tips for guitar chord progressions: a beginner's guide

Learning – 19/01/18

So, you have your new guitar at last and you're wondering how to start. Maybe you know a few chords and you're wondering how to link them together in cool progressions like the ones you hear in the music you listen to. Here's your beginner's guide: an E-MusicMaestro guest blog, written by expert guitarist and teacher, Marc-Andre Seguin! more

Why and how you should look after your hearing

Why and how you should look after your hearing

News – 18/12/17

A detailed explanation, with supporting evidence, of how noise affects your hearing, including how to protect yourself and your children from hearing damage and loss. Particularly relevant to musicians. more

Learn to Sight Read!

Learn to Sight Read!

News – 20/10/17

Just another sight reading series? 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

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