November 2018 New Discoveries

Welcome to November's edition of this popular monthly post which reviews new music, books and resources, many of which will be of use to both teachers and players alike. If…

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Review: ABRSM Theory Works

This is an entirely independent review. I purchased the app myself and have not been asked by ABRSM to review it. For more information, you can read my Reviews Policy…

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The Critical Art of Choice

As instrumental teachers, we are overwhelmed by choice when it comes to teaching resources and materials. New books, websites and subscription sites appear on an almost daily basis. There is…

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Seasonal New Discoveries 2018

Welcome to this special post of my monthly New Discoveries series in which I share a selection of music suitable for the upcoming Christmas period. It might only be mid-October,…

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September 2018 New Discoveries

Welcome to September's edition of this popular monthly post which reviews new music, books and resources, many of which will be of use to both teachers and players alike. If…

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“When can I do Grade 9?”

Please remember to check the current edition of the syllabus as these change regularly, and marking allocations can be amended.  You've passed Grade 8. What next? As we well know,…

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“Where’s my Walkman?”

Today, one of my pupils posed an interesting, and somewhat unexpected question: What music did you listen to when you were my age? I was stumped. The awful thing is,…

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June 2018 New Discoveries

The More The Merrier! 13 duets for 4-hand piano & everybody else... (Barbara Arens) Perhaps the most effective publications on the educational market, are those written in response to the…

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Embracing Foundations

I know that many of us have found both confidence and solace in yoga, me especially over the past six months. Each Sunday, I wait in anticipation of the arrival…

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