Review: Piano Star Theory

I don't know about you, but when I was learning piano as a child, the idea of theory sent shivers down my spine. Don't get me wrong, I liked theory,…

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Piano TRACKS in Practice

In this guest blog post, Barbara Kennedy, creator of the Piano TRACKS Project, shares three pupil case studies which demonstrate how the framework can be applied in practice. We hope…

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Review: Modern Piano Studies

Some might say that studies (or études) have fallen out of favour with modern approaches to piano teaching. As a developing pianist, I don't recall using books of studies in…

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Review: Landscapes

After all these years of playing and teaching, I still love discovering new music. In Landscapes, Alison Matthews has composed 14 beautiful 'poetic' piano solos which will, I'm sure, stand…

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Review: Music & Drama Education Expo 2019
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Review: Music & Drama Education Expo 2019

I have just returned from this year’s Music & Drama Education Expo, held at Olympia London on 6th and 7th March. 2019 is the fifth consecutive event I’ve attended in…

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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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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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