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Grade 5 Music Theory Below is the ‘information sheet’ which I give to pupils when we have covered all aspects of grade 5 theory. The subjects are listed under ‘Question 1’, ‘Question 2’ ‘… 3’ etc. as a means of … Continue reading
Tips for Piano Pupils 1) You need short, regular (i.e. habit-forming) practice sessions – with no room for excuses (e.g. ‘I’m too tired’ etc.). 2) Use ‘FaceBook’ to identify keys on the piano (i.e. ‘F’ and ‘B’ are ‘bookends’ with … Continue reading
Piano Examinations: Before the Exam A few weeks before the big day, I give my pupil a ‘mock’ to prepare him for his piano exam (In some cases I will follow this with two or three more mock exam-based lessons). … Continue reading