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The winner will be announced next week - keep your eyes peeled!
I had it on my phone, but needed it on my iPad so now it's on my iPad 😃😃😃
Piano lessons are now available BOTH online and in person, which ever suits you! I have daytime les
Operating as usual
Out with the old, in with the new!
I love my new Petrof piano, delivered today
It was also my introduction to Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody, which is a fantastic piece of music!
Sometimes I like to share piano-themed gift ideas on here, especially around Christmas time....
Well, here's a very "special" piano gift for the pianist in your life:
A Journey Through Her Story is a piano recital by Yorkshire Young Musicians celebrating female composers from across the ages. Every piece performed has an insightful story about how the composer lived.
A limited number of kids tickets are available for £6, full price tickets just £10
A Journey through HerStory: Piano Recital Yorkshire Young Musicians present a concert to celebrate female composers from Faber Music's HerStory: The Piano Collection
Truly wonderful recital on Saturday 22nd from Antonina Suhanova, with a programme including major works from Beethoven, Schubert and Prokofiev as well as the rarely heard Sonata op. 1 from Alban Berg
Hehe! Who can solve this one??
Don't worry... we've got another one! 😆
Book tickets now!
Wakefield Concert Society welcomes the return of Opera North String Quartet on Saturday 27th November.
We're looking forward to an evening of wonderful music from this talented ensemble.
The String Quartet is made up of section leaders from the Orchestra of Opera North and has performed throughout the north of England, performing regular concerts in Leeds and well known venues throughout West Yorkshire.
*BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE *
🎻 David Greed has been leader of the Opera North orchestra since the company was founded in 1978. He has appeared as guest leader with many prominent orchestras and has recorded The Lark Ascending and Elgar's Violin Concerto.
David plays on a J.B. Guadagnini violin made in 1757.
🎻 Katherine New has been a member of the Orchestra of Opera North since 1991. She has played violin with major orchestras including the London Symphony.
🎻 David Aspin has appeared as guest principal viola with the many major international orchestras and ensembles.
🎻Jessica Burroughs has performed as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. She has performed as guest principal cello with many national and international orchestras.
*View the programme and buy your tickets here*
How amazing is this???
Think about it......
I'm sorry. I can't help myself.
Excited that the concerts will begin again in October. First up will be the very accomplished guitarist, Craig Ogden. He will play pieces by Scarlatti, Coste, Mangoré, Albéniz, JS Bach, Sor and Ryan.
7:30 on Saturday 2nd October at West Wakefield Methodist Church. Tickets from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wakefield-concert-society/.
More details at http://www.wakefieldconcertsociety.co.uk/
That's what I need when I buy a new Piano! 🤣🤣
Who gets it??? 🤣
It's a relevant topic for me this week as I've had half my kids stepping around the room feeling 3 vs 4 beats in a bar. No waltzing though ;-)
🏆🏅Congratulations to my young students W and M for persevering through 14 months of online piano lessons! 🏅🏆
It was wonderful to see them IN PERSON in my home studio. We played our first duets together in over a year!
I'm looking forward to seeing as many students face to face this week as can make it.
👉NEW PIANO LESSON 🎹 SLOT AVAILABLE 👈
⏰3pm or 3.15pm on Tuesdays
In-person, online or a combination of both
Would suit a high school student from Outwood Grange or Kettlethorpe High who can get here (St John's area) or get home for the lesson start time.
Click "SEND MESSAGE" below 👇 if you're interested
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There are many downsides to a pandemic lockdown and social distancing rules. However, there is also a HUGE upside for piano students interested in taking exams:
Recorded exams are now offered by all the main exam boards, which means.....
⚡️Students have to record themselves at home and 👀 watch 👀it back to assess their own performance.
After years of trying to encourage students to record themselves, they are finally doing so, and now they realise how capable they are and how to direct their own learning!
👉Shout out to teaching friends! 4pm today!👈
I am a panellist on this webinar helping instrumental teachers to engage with their practice activities and communication using Cadenza® online. I would love to see some of my teaching colleagues there!
"Join us Thursday April 1, at 11:00am EST / 4pm BST for a discussion with teachers using Cadenza® with various age groups. Use this link:
Q&A session at the end of the discussion.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"Jo is an excellent teacher, very patient with an adult learner like me! She motivates me, making me believe I will be able to play well in time! Delighted I found her and have no hesitation in recommending her!!"
Thank you Jean for such a kind review on my Google Maps listing :-)
👉Whether you're brand new to learning piano, or if you're frustrated with your progress, I can help you find the deep satisfaction and enjoyment that playing the piano can bring.👈
3 lesson slots available next week... message me now to book your first lesson.
Want to pass your Grade 6 Theory Exam with flying colours?
I've been chatting with some grade 6 theory students, and they've told me about their struggles -
• Have you started working on the composition portion of the exam, but there is just too much to take in?
• Do you feel the need for guidance along the way to know if you’re on the right track?
• Do you want to go for your teaching diploma or your performance diploma, but the grade 6 theory exam is keeping you from your musical goals?
I’m here to help! I am running a free five day workshop to get you started -
The 3 Essential Tools You Need to Ace Your Grade 6 Theory Exam - 15-19 February, 2021
This workshop is free, and you can sign up here:
Thank goodness for Scorch!!!
I had a seriously grumpy boy attend his online lesson this morning, hitting the keys, not wanting to engage. Eventually I got him playing a piece in a grumpy fashion and when he finished and looked up he saw Scorch on the screen bopping along to his playing and enjoying himself.
I could see the monumental effort it took him NOT to smile!😄😄
Then he had to disappear into the next room to get a pencil, and on his return he found Scorch doing his piano practice. Of course he hasn't any fingers so he plays with a pencil eraser 😉
This time, my student couldn't help himself and gave me a big smile
Normality restored, we went on to have a great lesson, as usual 😊😊
My fabulous student has made it onto his school's homepage not just with his excellent performance of Shadows at Dusk, but also his drumming accompaniment!!
Yay! My really useful stave and keyboard pdf is featured this Friday on mymusicresource.com
Fame is just around the corner.... 🤣🤣
Grand Staff with Keyboard Aligned - My Music Resource Do you have students who understand note names and intervals on the keyboard, but struggle to translate that to note names and melodic patterns on the stave? These students will benefit greatly from this visual resource where they can see how the keys align with spaces and lines of the stave.
We had SUCH an amazing Christmas concert ☃️❄️⛄️ on Saturday partnered with a piano studio across the Atlantic in Canada!
The lockdown and tiers aren't all bad when they lead to exciting opportunities to share our concerts internationally which would NEVER have happened without the pandemic.
Mendes thank you SO much for reaching out to kick off this partnership. Let's do it again in a few months :-)
I'm just IN AWE of this guy!
He can sing, play piano, play drums, shake percussion AT THE SAME TIME....
And not be distracted by the dog!
Do you want to be a part of a world record attempt?
Then join The World's Biggest Online Piano Lesson tomorrow!
Jamie Cullum aims to break the world record for the largest ever online piano lesson The multi award-winning pianist will be hosting a virtual music lesson at 2pm on 9th December on YouTube
This would make a fab gift for music lovers! I know the pianist, Masa, and he is just amazing!
Looking for a unique experience to gift to someone special this Christmas? ✨
An Afternoon Tea Virtual Concert brings both elements directly to you with your afternoon tea delivered fresh to your front door. Inside the box, you will find a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea, and information on how to join the virtual concert from the comfort of your home.
Dates now available in December and January:
Ah, all that lovely warm wood, great for cat beds!!
Looks like fun!!
An Afternoon Tea Concert with a twist...
You don't even have to leave your home to enjoy it! 🏠🍰
From December, you can join us live from The Piano Boat for a virtual concert and your own afternoon tea delivered straight to your door!
The perfect treat for you or someone else!
Booking open now: www.thepianoboat.com/afternoon-tea-virtual-concerts
Christmas beads for learning Christmas pieces 🎄🎄
The 40 Piece Challenge 2020!
Last year I did the 30 piece challenge, but with most students achieving over 30 pieces, and quite a few surpassing 40 (with 4 in the 50s and 60s) this year I'm encouraging all students to learn at least 40 pieces before the end of August 2021
9 weeks into term and so far my students have learnt a massive 260 pieces between them! R has learnt the most with 25 pieces so far!
What a great achievement, and a testament to all the practice the kids are doing at home!
Well done everyone!
Learn more about the 40 piece challenge here:
Where did the 40 Piece Challenge begin? I honestly didn’t expect the 40 Piece Challenge to go global the way it has quite as rapidly as it has. This backstory post was supposed to get written in plenty of time for anyone interested…
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