Heather Hammond

Heather is an award-winning educational composer and piano teacher based in York with over 100 educational music published so far.

 

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Heather, who joined EVC in 2015, is an award-winning educational composer and piano teacher based in York, UK. She studied piano and clarinet at Leeds College of Music & Education at Bretton Hall College (Wakefield). She was a music specialist in a primary school for a number of years. Heather currently has over 100 publications (piano & woodwind) available with a variety of publishers. She initially became popular due to her ‘Cool Piano’ series (6 books). Later followed the ‘Funky Flute’, ‘Cool Clarinet’ and ‘Super Sax’ series (all published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd.). Working in conjunction with Karen Marshall she co-authored the ‘Get Set! Piano’ series (4 books published by Collins Music). Get Set Piano Tutor Book 1 was a finalist for the Best Print Resource at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2014.Then followed The Intermediate Pianist, again co-written with Karen Marshall (3 books which form part of the Faber Piano Trainer series). In 2018 these 3 books won the Best Print Resource award. There are also 5 books available of Heather’s piano music published by EVC Music Publications Ltd. (Elena Cobb) – ‘Grooves For Piano Dudes’, ‘Piano Ole’, ‘Ballads Without Words 1 & 2’ and ‘The Wheels of Time’ (a piano duet).Many of Heather’s pieces have been chosen for inclusion in exam syllabuses and for music festival performances in both the UK and abroad. The 3 current London College of Music pre-grade 1 handbooks were written by Heather and she has also contributed to the ABRSM Piano Star series.