When sight reading or maybe just playing a piece that you know from music, always look ahead. You should be looking at least one bar ahead all the time to anticipate what is coming, the fingering that will be needed, and seeing the structure of the music.
It’s a tough disciple to follow at first but looking ahead will pay huge dividends.
The comedian and broadcaster Alistair McGowan started playing the piano again in his thirties, and will play his first recital in a celebrity Christmas Gala in December. He claims he started playing the piano when living with a former girlfriend, because she took so long to get ready he spent the time waiting to practice.
Excellent exam results from Joshua (Grade 2) and Eve (Grade 5) who passed their ABRSM piano exams. Well done!
This video course is available free of charge (yes, it’s FREE) from the Curtis Institute. There is an app called Coursera available for watching them. It is an excellent course on one of the greatest bodies of music ever composed.
Well done Alex (Grade 3) and Daniel (Grade 4) who passed their ABRSM piano exams with flying colours!
Congratulations to Faye and Catherine for passing their ABRSM piano exams, awesome effort, well done!
Many thanks to Julia, Jessica, Sue, Trevor, Sam, Stephen and Wayne who all played beautifully at the annual adult social concert last night. The music ranged from Bach to Einaudi and much fun was had by all!
Today the new Yamaha AvantGrand N1 piano arrived. It has the sound, touch and feel of a grand piano. Looking forward to many happy hours of playing and teaching with it!
Congratulations to the following pupils who all passed with Merit!
Joshua (Grade 1)
Alex (Grade 2)
Trevor (Grade 2)
Daniel (Grade 3)