Monthly Archives: January 2013

Exam Tips for candidates sitting their first graded music exam

Here are some tips for our piano students sitting their first music exam. Click here to read the ABRSM exam tips Blank ABRSM Mock Exam Form for Teachers

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Secondary State School applications via a Music Scholarship place

Many parents will be starting to think about secondary school options for 2014. In the Southwark and surrounding areas, there are many state schools that are heavily subscribed, some receiving up to 10 applications per place. Fewer than six-in-10 children … Continue reading

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Song of the Week: Zoe Goes to the Restaurant, Philip Glass

Here’s a simple tune by Philip Glass, suitable for students around Grade 3 level. It is a soft, lilting tune. The notes are quite easy but the use of pedal probably increases the difficulty level to Grade 3. The PDF … Continue reading

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Announcing our 2012 Prize Winning Pianists at the SE22 Piano School

Our annual prizegiving ceremony recognises exceptional achievement and consistent hard-work during the last year at the SE22 Piano School. The piano is a very difficult instrument to learn and requires a great deal of daily practice in order to progress … Continue reading

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Today’s the day of our Winter Piano Recital at The Michael Croft Theatre, Alleyn’s School

So here I am, up bright and early for the SE22 Piano School Winter Recital, our biggest event of the year. We have three concerts planned throughout the day: One for the East Dulwich Amateur Music Makers, one for our … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga’s Piano at the White House! Plus – easy version of Paparazzi for beginner pianists

Lady Gaga played this amazing grand piano at the White House last night. It looks like a spaceship made of meringue! I wonder if they’ll be stocking these soon at Steinway & Sons? I’d LOVE to have Lady Gaga’s bubble-filled … Continue reading

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Song of the Week: Piano version of Bon Iver’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”

This song by Bon Iver, a cover version of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” is very popular with my students at the moment. The song is around Grade 4/5 in difficulty. This version is in an easier key than … Continue reading

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Winter Recital Countdown… 11 days to go! Recital programmes have arrived.

I took delivery of our rather lovely programmes for the SE22 Piano School Winter Recital on Sunday 27 January, 2013 at Alleyn’s School. Information about the event will be emailed to all audience members and participants on Monday. Please check … Continue reading

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February Half-term Music Holiday Camp in East Dulwich

The SE22 Piano School is running a Holiday Music Camp in East Dulwich in the school holidays. The first course takes place in the February Half-Term. Monday 18 February¬†– Friday 22 February, 9am – 4pm. These week long courses are … Continue reading

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Dulwich Piano Festival Sponsorship from Local Businesses

Local Businesses – Would you like to sponsor a class at the upcoming Dulwich Piano Festival at Alleyn’s School in June? All sponsors will present a trophy with their company name on it to the winner of one of the … Continue reading

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