Review: ABRSM Songbooks Plus

At the end of October 2017, ABRSM published its new Songbook Plus series, designed to complement the existing Songbook range. There is a new book for each of Grades 1-5,…

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September 2017 New Discoveries

In this new monthly series, I'm hoping to share with you some of the new music and resources I come across in the course of my work. There'll hopefully be…

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Taking Part in a Festival

Thank you to Ruth Carlyle for allowing me to reproduce this article which she contributed to my end-of-term newsletter in December 2016: Have you thought about taking part in the…

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Duets: are we missing the point?

I don’t know about other teachers, but I try to make use of duets in my teaching at all levels. Indeed, I've written an article previously about the 'joy of…

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We Pray for Peace

Catalogue Number: PPMO1704 SA Voices & Piano (opt. instruments) Publisher: Paraclete Press Difficulty Level: E Year of Publication: 2017 Duration: 4 minutes Availability: In Stock Printed Copy: $2.90   Printed Copy:…

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Repertoire: beyond exams

Instrumental teachers know how easy it is to become trapped on the exam treadmill, learning a few pieces, sitting an exam, then moving to the next grade. Encouraging pupils to…

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Music Lessons and Revision

We're just entering exam season here in the UK. The bulk of AS and A-Level exams begin this week, and GCSEs soon after. Virtually all 16-18 year olds are affected…

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Waiting List Application

If you would like me to add your name to the waiting list, please enter your details below and I'll get in touch when I have a suitable opening: When…

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