Sight reading…

... it's not as scary as you think! Every time you learn a new piece of music you are sight reading - teachers and students shouldn't treat it as an intense part of the exam there's no way to prepare for Prepare in advance: Yes you can practise sight reading. Whether this is with pieces … Continue reading Sight reading…

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. His great influence in the transition from the Classical to the Romantic era created a legacy. Born in Bonn, Beethoven studied with major composer Joseph Haydn after moving to Vienna in his early twenties. He soon gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. In his late … Continue reading Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Masterclass Survival Tips

Masterclasses are a fantastic way of gaining performance experience and feedback, however they can be intimidating!  Here is a little guide to make the most of your first masterclass and go in with confidence: Choose music that you can play to performance level, unless a work in progress is asked for. Now is not the … Continue reading Masterclass Survival Tips

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

The Baroque era's most famous composer, J.S Bach is known for his complicated and innovative style. He used counterpoint, the playing of multiple melodies simultaneously, and fugue, the repetition of a melody with slight variations, to create richly detailed compositions. The man had 20 children in his lifetime shared music with his children, some of whom … Continue reading Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)