Tag Archives: Music

Theory Revision Guide, Grade 1 ABRSM

We have many students sitting their Grade 1 theory exam this term. Here’s a revision guide with a summary of the requirements. Please note that the guide includes Minor scales but these are not included in the current Grade 1 … Continue reading

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Digital piano of the week – the Roland SuperNATURAL F-120

I first played a Roland Supernatural piano at the Hereford (now Walsall) Piano Summer school last August. The name makes it sound like something out of Ghostbusters but when you play it, you will definitely be impressed by the comparisons … 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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How do I practice the piano? An e-Book with lots of helpful advice and tips by Graham Fitch.

The mantra of “daily practice” is firmly embedded in my students’ minds but you need to practice effectively in order to see progress. It’s all very well sitting at the piano playing something incorrectly every day and thinking that you … Continue reading

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Saturday vacancies for piano lessons with Peter Gosling

Due to overwhelming demand for piano lessons since the start of the year, we have added a new location on Barry Road where Peter Gosling will be teaching on Saturday afternoons. The music room has a fully weighted 88 key … Continue reading

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Piece of the week: Scarlatti Sonata k239 in F minor

If you are ever feeling miserable, then I recommend playing some Scarlatti. Even better, play it on a harpsichord. It is a proven fact that you can never be glum whilst playing the harpsichord!* Even this Scarlatti sonata in a … Continue reading

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New SE22 Piano School web site coming soon!

Our new web site is online and this blog has moved. We will no longer be updating this blog. Have a look at our new site: SE22 Piano School. New Students: For lesson enquiries, please email lorraine@se22piano.co.uk for an application … 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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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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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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