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THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF PIANO TEACHING – PART 4

This week we return to The Social History of Piano Teaching, rejoining it just after the First World War when everything, including the piano, was about to undergo enormous change. THE 20TH CENTURY – MAINTAINING THE STATUS QUO The end of the First World War meant the end of life as many people had known […]

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF PIANO TEACHING – PART 2

Last week’s post traced the development of the piano from the early days to its emergence as the instrument of choice for many from the late Georgian period onwards. The story continues as we turn our attention to the rise of the Victorian piano teacher and we take a glimpse into the Victorian piano lesson […]

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF PIANO TEACHING – PART 1

What do you know about the social history of piano teaching? This new blog series, which originally formed a chapter in Sally’s PhD thesis, will trace the development of piano teaching in the UK from its inception, during the Victorian era, to the present day. If you are wondering whether this social history still has […]