Well here it is, the long awaited article of exactly how to practise. This is a biggie!! Mistake number one: we sign our child up for piano lessons and everything is happy ever after. Nope – it doesn’t work that way. Children have no idea how to practise....
One of my teaching resolutions this year is to put more emphasis on memorization. This skill is too easily dismissed as a talent. Either you can or you can’t. To be honest that rather sums up my pupils at the moment. Some are frightened to take their heads out of...
Term dates for 2017
Term 1: 23 Jan - 31 Mar (10 wks)
Term 2: 17 April - 23 June (10 wks)
Term 3: 10 July - 15 Sept (10 wks)
Term 4: 02 Oct - 02 Dec (9 wks)
If you are a serious composer you can do no better than Sibelius which allows you to write down any music you would ever want. It is worth a look as it does great student deals. But if you just want to dip your toes in, for all you budding composers – there is a free and comprehensive programme available for writing music at Muse Score. It may look a little daunting at first, but there is lots of information about it and instructions. Really it couldn’t be better!! Do give it a go!