Jazz for classically trained pianists

Below is my article from the Music Teacher magazine UK, November 2013. in 2016, Improv Exercises for Classically Trained Beginners book was published based on my experiences of teaching jazz and improvisation to the classically trained pupils. Buy book on: Read more >

Coping with COVID

Competitions part 4: in today’s blog, Murray is looking for the answers to whether coping with COVID offered a cure for a crisis. 

Part 5: Alim Beisembayev Interview >
Part 4: Current blog
Part 3: Coping with COVID >
Part 2: Smaller Music competitions >
Part 1: If piano competitions didn’t exist… Read more >

EVC Festival at the Albert Hall

After two long years, we were delighted to welcome aspiring pianists from the USA, Colombia, Armenia, Israel, Albania, Germany, and United Kingdom to perform in the:

  • Concert with the Band – pianists will be performing works by EVC composers with the professional band
  • Contemporary Classical Recital – the programme will include works by EVC composers, feature Ukrainian composers Skorik, Kapustin, Saratsky, Sasko and compositions by Liebermann, Montague, Ligeti, Schoenberg and Komitas to name but a few.

Elena Cobb:

‘Memories of your performance at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival on the world-famous stage will stay with you forever. It will build your confidence, character and self-esteem and one day, when you are older, you will be telling your own children: “When I was your age, I played the piano at the Royal Albert Hall.’ Read more >

An alternative to ZOOM

Minions to Mountains or ‘How a minion built Global software to rival Zoom’

By Anita Macdonald, founder of the MeteorTutors.com

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It came during a snowstorm, after the tenth student cancelled, and long before the pandemic. ‘Let’s give them no way of missing a lesson‘. Plus of course, shortly after that, ‘let’s make it freely available in every corner of the globe‘. Read more >

Piano Grades are Go! New release by EVC

EVC Music released a brand new collection of piano pieces with an emphasis on the performance directions and musical techniques – the superskills of piano playing!

Piano Grades Are Go! by music examiner and composer, Victoria Proudler includes twenty characterful solos for Initial to Grade 1 level. The pieces are carefully graded at the standards of the major exam boards and also include techniques and musical details to supercharge progress through the grades. Read more >

EVC Music and TopMusicSheets

EVC Music and TopMusicSheets

EVC Music and TopMusicSheets presented a brand new book EVC Music at the Royal Albert Hall released by TopMusic.co and TopMusicPro.com for the TopMusic community – one of the leading educational resources available on the internet for music teachers founded by the Australian music educator Tim Topham. Read more >

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