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PianoWorld Series Expands with Exciting New Books from Joanna MacGregor

PianoWorld Series Expands with Exciting New Books from Joanna MacGregor

To complement the tutors there are now two repertoire books added to the series. Beautifully and imaginatively written, the progressive pieces in Exploring the Piano Repertoire Book and The Great Piano Voyage Repertoire Book reinforce many essential techniques for young pianists such as phrasing and dynamics, increasing range and playing in different keys, new hand positions, slurred couplets and using the black keys. Read more

A New Look for Improve!

A New Look for Improve!

The ABRSM sight-reading syllabus for piano was completely revised in January 2009. To help students prepare for these new exams, brand new editions of the complete Improve your sight-reading have now been published, with separate workbooks for each of the grades 1-8. They’ve been devised to support the new criteria at every stage with hundreds of brand new practice tests, guaranteeing sight reading success in every exam! Read more

Guitar Basics: New Tutor Now Available

Guitar Basics: New Tutor Now Available

Guitar Basics is a landmark method for young guitarists. It starts at absolute beginner level and progresses to Initial/Preparatory Grade. The method is set out in fifteen stages and contains original pieces and traditional tunes in an array of styles including classical, folk and world music as well as well-known favourite film and TV themes such as James Bond, Batman and The Flintstones. There is a thorough introduction to standard notation, with sections on chords and TAB, whilst ensemble Read more

Exciting New Repertoire for Young String Players

Exciting New Repertoire for Young String Players

It’s always difficult to find suitable repertoire which will allow you to be flexible with groups containing players of differing abilities and instruments. Look no further! Stringpops are flexible arrangements of pieces for young string players: perfect for concerts or just for fun! Beautifully arranged by Peter Wilson, they are scored for violin, optional viola, cello and double bass (all up to approximately grade 2 standard), plus additional open-string parts so that beginners can be included Read more

Ann Bryant Joins Liverpool Capital of Culture Celebrations

Ann Bryant Joins Liverpool Capital of Culture Celebrations

Myth, Magic and Minibeasts is the intriguing title for an exciting day of children’s concerts taking place in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on June 10th. Tying in with both the National Year of Reading and Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture 2008 status, the project aims to introduce both literacy and classical music to 2500 local children of Key Stage 1 age. The concerts will be based on the Introducing Classical Music Through Stories book and CD series by children’s author, musician an Read more

Christmas is Coming...Take a Break from Your Studies and Play Along

Christmas is Coming...Take a Break from Your Studies and Play Along

It’s nearly the end of term, and with Christmas concerts approaching and exams nearly out of the way, many instrumentalists will want to take a break from their usual studies. Why not explore our fabulous range of playalong books, covering everything from jazz, film and show music to Christmas favourites. Our Play Christmas books will get you in the festive spirit with, but if Christmas is the last thing on your mind why not try our Hollywood, Broadway or Soul books. Unlike many other playalo Read more

Getting Out of the Way (Part 2)

(Continued from 'Getting out of the way' part 1) Starting afresh A flyer was sent to all the children of Years 4 and 5, inviting anyone who was interested to attend a taster session of Violin Club with the four established members. Prospective new members were not put forward by teachers as being especially suitable in any way (in fact, it was quite clear that one child had considerable difficulties with basic literacy skills). The children had all applied to join Violin Club because they ha Read more

Getting Out of the Way (Part 1)

‘…give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for; listen respectfully when they feel like talking; and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest'. (John Holt. 'How Children Learn’) Anecdotal evidence suggests that many instrumental teachers use some form of `peer mentoring', particularly in school settings. Yet there have been few attempts to evaluate formally its effectiveness. In 2003 an award from the Bernarr Rainbow Trust enabled Mary Cohen to fulfil a lo Read more

Paul Harris: Teachers Guide to Sight-Reading Free Download

Paul Harris: Teachers Guide to Sight-Reading Free Download

Paul Harris' best-selling Improve your sight-reading! for piano is now published in a new edition. To support this exciting new series, Paul has written a Teacher's guide to sight-reading available free from Faber Music. Download the guide here (3MB) Read more

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