Category Archives: Second instruments

Upcoming recitals, January – May 2017

The Dulwich Music Festival adjudicators and SE22 Piano School team will be performing various recitals this year. Do come along! Gary Branch & Lorraine Liyanage @ Clementi House, Kensington 26 February 2017 Piano Recital [More Info] Lorraine Liyanage @ Huguenot Museum, … Continue reading

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Rondino by Rameau – Harpsichord Class, Dulwich Piano Festival

The 2013 Dulwich Piano Festival at Alleyn’s School has a Harpsichord Class for students age 12 and under. This is the Set Piece by Rameau. The adjudicator will be Graham Fitch. Zuckerman Hill harpsichord from Peter Barnes harpsichords. Played by … Continue reading

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Harpsichord repertoire for pianists – it’s not all Baroque!

A lot of music for the harpsichord is very, very, very old and doesn’t always appeal to my younger piano students who want to learn something COOL on the harpsichord! Here is my round-up of tunes for the harpsichord that … Continue reading

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Playing the harpsichord – the perfect antidote to piano exams!

If you’re feeling a bit frazzled by all the intense preparation to get ready for your upcoming exam or recital performance, then take some time out to play some of your pieces on the harpsichord. Not only will it give … Continue reading

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LTCL Harpsichord Diploma Repertoire – With my Diploma Buddy, Frances Wilson

Cross-Eyed Pianist and I will be entering for the March/April Trinity College LTCL Diploma session. If I don’t have a deadline, I find it impossible to pull my finger out and do some practice. Here’s my repertoire. Seeing as I … Continue reading

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Harpsichord Exam Results

Congratulations to our Junior Harpsichordists Merlin and Alice on achieving Merits at their Grade 2 exams. Well done to both! Thank you to Victoria College of Music for making our first Special Visit exam session an absolute breeze and sending … Continue reading

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A recital by one of our piano teachers, Claire Harris at St Giles Church in Camberwell

Music for clarinet and piano Claire Harris – piano Anna McGregor – clarinet 7.30pm Wednesday July 11th 2012 St Giles, Camberwell Church Road, London Claude Debussy – Premiere Rhapsody Douglas Lilburn – Sonatina Iain Matheson– Music For Two Johannes Brahms … Continue reading

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The social politics of picking the right instrument for your child.

I’ve played the cello in a couple of orchestras in my time – one was the school orchestra (very boring, nobody could really play so it was all a bit hopeless) and The Ealing Junior Music School Orchestra (much more … Continue reading

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Harpsichord Masterclass with Petra Hajduchova

On November 27th, The SE22 Piano School debuted our first Harpsichord Masterclass with Honor Oak-based pianist and harpsichordist, Petra Hajduchová. Petra studied harpsichord with James Johnstone at Trinity College of Music where in 2010 and 2011 she obtained the TCM Trust … Continue reading

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Take It Away instrument purchase scheme

If you are thinking about purchasing an instrument, the Take It Away instrument purchase scheme has been extended to include instruments for children. Previously, the scheme was only available to 18 – 25s but now it has been extended to include … Continue reading

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