Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dissecting Chopin’s Nocturne in B major using an animated score (Grade 8 ABRSM 2011 – 2012)

This beautiful Chopin Nocturne is on the current Grade 8 syllabus for examination. On Youtube, I have seen many ‘animated scores’ that provide a graphical, colour-coded representation of the many voices that can be found in a piece of music. … Continue reading

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FUNharmonics Family Concerts – The Jungle Book at Royal Festival Hall

Sunday 19 February, 2012 (half-term) London Philharmonic Orchestra David Angus conductor Chris Jarvis presenter This Family Concert includes Miklós Rózsa’s concert suite from The Jungle Book narrated by Chris Jarvis. The 1942 film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved classic tale … Continue reading

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TOTS CONCERT: LET’S GET ON THE BUS! Sunday 4th of March, 2012 at 11am

The very first Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Tots concert at Southbank Centre! A fun, lively and interactive session for everyone aged five and under (and their parents) – come and join musicians from the Orchestra for an hour … Continue reading

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Raising An Amazing Musician – You, Your Child And Music

This is a book written for parents that want to help shape their child’s musical journey. It does not presume that you have any musical background. It covers all ages, from birth to early adulthood. It is available from Musicroom.com … Continue reading

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Crash Bang Wallop! Family Concert at Cadogan Hall, Saturday 5th of November at noon

The City of London Sinfonia present a family concert for children aged 8 and under: Programme: MOZART Magic Flute Overture GRIEG In the Hall of the Mountain King SAINT-SAENS Dance Macabre BERLIOZ Dance of the Sylphs DUKAS The Sorcerers Apprentice … Continue reading

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2012 School Trips to perform on-stage with The Southbank Sinfonia

All SE22 Piano School students age 5 and over are invited to play percussion instruments on stage with The Southbank Sinfonia. There are three concerts coming up in 2012. Read all about last year’s School Trip. Registration forms are here. … Continue reading

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SE22 Piano School Winter Awards, January 2012

We will be awarding the following trophies, medals and certificates to students at our January 2012 concert at The Music Performance Space, Kingsdale Foundation School, Alleyn Park, SE21: Junior Achievement Trophy Senior Achievement Trophy ABRSM Superstar Trophy x 3 Rockschool … Continue reading

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Batman Theme Tune for Piano (Easy)

My daughter is obsessed with Batman at the moment so I was playing her theme tune earlier today. I jotted it down for my students to also try out as it’s not too complicated and sounds really fun! Email me … Continue reading

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Recommended piano tutor books for beginners

Over the past year, I have reviewed about 10 different piano tutor methods for beginners. Here are my recommended options for beginners and up to Grade 1 level. Many of the more advanced beginner books are recommended for sight-reading for … Continue reading

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Ariapeta Avenue by Mark Cherrie

Here is Albert’s Beckenham Festival piece taken from the current Trinity Rockschool Grade 1 piano book.

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