5 things to do this summer!

I was giving one of my adult students a lesson this week and explaining that it was the last one till September. She sighed, pulled a face and said: “You are so lucky to be able to stop like this.” And of course, as teachers, we are indeed very fortunate to be able to take breaks […]

sight-reading app

BEING CREATIVE WITH THE NEW ABRSM SIGHT-READING APP

  The ABRSM’s newest app – the Sight-Reading Trainer – was launched last month. Designed to help pupils ‘develop the skills to quickly spot the key features, patterns and characteristics in music before you play it’ this new sight-reading app costs £4.99 and is available on the App Store and Google Play. For that you get a […]

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PIANO LESSONS IN OR OUT OF SCHOOL? (PART 2)

In this week’s blog post, Gill Shaw – a member of The Community of The Curious Piano Teachers – provides a different perspective to the ‘in or out’ question: Are piano lessons better in or out of school? Click here to read last week’s blog post Piano lessons in or out of school (Part 1) where […]

Instrumental Lessons for secondary school students

PIANO LESSONS IN OR OUT OF SCHOOL? (PART 1)

Parents often ask for advice about changing music teachers when their children transfer to secondary school. Many secondary schools provide instrumental lessons in school which means parents and students have pause to make a choice about whether to have lessons in the school or to continue lessons with their existing teacher. Our blog post this […]

International Music Day 2017

International Music Day – let’s celebrate!

Did you know that next Wednesday – June 21st – is International Music Day? This is wonderful opportunity for us all to share the gift of music with all our pupils. So we are calling out to piano and music teachers everywhere to make a special effort next Wednesday to have a lesson full of […]

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101 Curious Blogs – and counting!

Whoo-hoo! This is our 101st post on The Blog! To celebrate here are some of our favourite blogs that feature resources and videos. 10 TOP TIPS FOR ONCE A MAN One of the first blogs we ever published! The song Once a man fell in a well has to be one of my all-time favourites. […]