Review: Nikki Iles & Friends, Jazz Pieces for Piano
Review: Nikki Iles & Friends, Jazz Pieces for Piano

Review: Nikki Iles & Friends, Jazz Pieces for Piano

Many of us, as both pianists and teachers, have enjoyed Nikki Iles' previous books for piano: Jazz in Springtime; Jazz in Autumn; Jazz on a Summer's Day; and Jazz on…

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Review: Introducing Theory of Music
Review: Introducing Theory of Music

Review: Introducing Theory of Music

I have long admired Trinity's Theory of Music Workbooks with their clear and concise look, and this new volume is no exception. Introducing Theory of Music is designed to: "help…

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Rest and the Music Teacher

I don't know about you, but as a teacher, I spend a lot of time talking about rests. I think they're underrated. It's often much harder to 'play' rests than…

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Introducing Compose Yourself!

I have been very lucky throughout my life, that I have always had teachers, both instrumental and school teachers, who encouraged me to both improvise and compose. I started making…

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Review: Jazz Piano for Kids

I don't know about any other teachers, but I have a shelf dedicated to jazz piano books. Like many of us I'm sure, I enjoy playing jazz, but I definitely…

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Review: Piano Star Skills Builder

As some of you will have seen, I have previously reviewed a number of ABRSM's Piano Star series, including Piano Star Theory. The latest addition to the series is a…

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