Monthly Archives: February 2012

Melanie Spanswick writes about Performance Anxiety – 5 top tips

This article is written by guest blog author, Melanie Spanswick. Melanie is an experienced teacher and examiner and has entered many students for piano festivals. Melanie is also co-founder of the Saturday Piano Salon. Melanie has just written her first … Continue reading

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Current vacancies for piano lessons in East Dulwich, March 2012

We have the following vacancies for weekly piano lessons starting on the 1st of March, 2012: Mondays with Lorraine 4.00pm for 30 minutes. Beginners aged 6+. Thursdays with Claire 19.15 for 30 minutes. This lesson is suitable for adults or … Continue reading

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Composer of the week: Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex (he was interested in rhythms from ancient Greek and from Hindu sources); harmonically and melodically it is based on modes … Continue reading

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ABRSM Aural training app for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

With the ABRSM Spring exam session nearly upon is, the release of the ABRSM aural training app today is very good news! There is a Lite version and also paid apps (£2.99 for Grade 1 to 3, £4.99 for Grades … Continue reading

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Performance Opportunity at Steinway Hall, May 12th 2012

Do you enjoy playing the piano? Do you wish you had the opportunity to perform and meet more like minded souls? If so the Saturday Piano Salon is designed especially for you. We welcome adult pianists age 18+. The Saturday … Continue reading

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This post is one of the most viewed ever on this blog, indicating the urgency and importance of this question for many. It’s a difficult one to answer and it’s one that most prospective students…

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Composer of the week: François Couperin

François Couperin (10 November 1668 – 11 September 1733) was a French Baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist. He was known as Couperin le Grand (“Couperin the Great”) to distinguish him from other members of the musically talented Couperin family. I … Continue reading

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Captured on the Rye Lamp Shades

UPDATE: The SE22 Piano School now shares space with Captured on the Rye at our new shop and studio at 85 Pellatt Road. Do come and visit us! The Lamp Shades in the music room are available from Captured on the Rye, … Continue reading

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SE22 Piano School – Performing on stage at Cadogan Hall

Today we visited Cadogan Hall in Sloane Square for our yearly performance on stage with the Southbank Sinfonia. We had lots of our musicians on stage: Boo on the piano, Hannah on the cello, Millie on the violin and Tom, … Continue reading

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Now booking for our school trip to Handel House – come and perform in this historic venue in Central London.

Update, September 10th: Fully booked for performers. Images © Jane Buck and Country Life Yesterday, I went to the Handel House Museum on Brook Street, W1 to arrange our next school trip and harpsichord masterclass which will be a morning visit … Continue reading

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