Monthly Archives: April 2012

Saturday Spectacular Family Concert, Cadogan Hall 16 June 2012

On Your Marks! Saturday 16 June 2012 11.30am – 12.15pm St John’s Waterloo, London, SE1 8TY A Musical Marathon Kevin Hathway presenter & conductor Ravel Bolero Strauss Thunder and Lightning Polka Shostakovich Festive Overture Botsford Black and White Rag Carl … Continue reading

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Finally – an LTCL Diploma programme!

After 6 months of deliberation, trying out various pieces and rejecting a few recital programmes, I have come up with what I hope is my final LTCL Recital Diploma programme. There are three exams beyond Grade 8 – Associate, Licentiate … Continue reading

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The Frances Wilson Piano Studio annual concert takes places on Sunday 20th of May.

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Today is the anniversary of female composer, Elizabeth Lutyens

Continuing with yesterday’s theme of female composers, today is the 29th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Lutyens, a British composer born in 1906. Daughter of Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, Elizabeth Lutyens is remembered as a pioneer amongst woman … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to female composers, Mary Ellen Childs and Hilda Dianda

Inspired by Classical Mel‘s writings on female composers, I would like to wish a very happy birthday to Mary Ellen Childs, an American composer born today in 1957 and Hilda Dianda, an Argentinian composer born in 1925. Mary Ellen Childs (born … Continue reading

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Ways to encourage music practice during school holidays

During the school holidays I encourage students to practice daily where possible. The format of practice can be varied so that even if you are away from home, you can be doing something musical every day.  Here are some examples … Continue reading

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2012 Events at The SE22 Piano School

After the Easter break, we will be heading into the last term of the Academic Year. The Summer term looks to be one of the biggest in terms of exam entries and also festivals. The Dulwich Piano Festival, June 24th … Continue reading

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