It is a pickle for the classically trained pianist suddenly to go ‘off course’ as the whole training dictates to play ‘exactly what it says in the score’. You are handed a key to freedom, and you do not know how to use it. ‘How to teach improvisation?’ is a burning question in so […]
According to my research, ‘Super Duck‘ from my bestselling ‘Higgledy PIggledy Jazz for piano with a play-along CD‘ book is a popular choice for the studio recitals, exams and competitions around the world this summer. Here is an email I’ve received earlier this week from piano teacher Heather Watson from Perth in Western Australia who runs a […]
It seems only like yesterday Young Ashbourne Singers (YAS) under direction of my good friend Linda Perry Smith and I were getting ready for the premiere of my brand new musical ‘Higgledy Piggledy Jazz, Or The Importance Of Being Happy’. The musical was a sold smash and those were the wonderful moments of the Ashbourne […]
Six young pianists performed Super Duck to the delight of their moms and dads, thank you to Beate Toyka (EPTA Derby) for suggesting and to the team at the Foulds Music Shop in Derby. It was a super event! Photos by Geraldine Curtis.