3 Tips To Increase Speed In Piano Playing

Do you sometimes find it difficult to get fast pieces of music up to tempo? Do you notice that as you increase the speed inaccuracies start to creep into or you find you are playing with tension? These three tips will help you to play fluently and with ease at faster tempi. Tip 1 - […]

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4 Ways To Choose A Good Concert Programme

There are many techniques in deciding which pieces to include in a concert and in this blog post I discuss just four ways of putting together a varied and entertaining programme. 1. Perform works by one composer Focusing on one composer can be a great solution for choosing an interesting and enjoyable programme. I have […]

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Performing in Lockdown

Like all musicians, my way of sharing live music with audiences changed dramatically with the Covid-19 pandemic. I was already regularly posting on social media and sharing videos on YouTube. However, I had little experience of broadcasting concerts live online. When it was clear that performances with audiences would be unable to happen for a […]

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10 Tips for Playing Mozart

1. Use an Urtext edition During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries it became popular to play Mozart's piano music in quite a romantic style. Many editions of the Sonatas add pedal markings, dynamics, tempo changes and phrasing not found in the original. It is therefore essential to use a good Urtext edition so that […]

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