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Reading Music Is Not Enough

Last year, I made a trip to a festival in Ireland called the 'Fleadh'. It's a massive get...
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Thoughts on (Piano) Practice

The art of practising is a huge subject that people devote their lives to. Here are some...
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The Art Of Improvisation On Jazz Piano

When I was fifteen I first heard Oscar Peterson on the radio, and was inspired to learn to...
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Memorising the Changes

In this short article for intermediate jazz students, I’ll tackle the problem of memorising...

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    I am a multi instrumentalist and composer/orchestrator, with primary and secondary school experience (inc. Maths/SEN support). I involve as many genres of music as possible, including classical, jazz, pop and rock.
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    In my lessons you will understand how your voice works and will learn how to control it. We will be strongly focusing on your musical creativity, performing skills and stage confidence to give you everything you need as an outstanding performer!
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  • Jazz & Jabber - structure in music and language

    Trixi Field Jazz Piano Teacher (Shrewsbury) Picture Jazz and Jabber: how learning structure and building vocabulary leads to greater freedom of expression in both music and language.  One of the things I notice in my teaching of jazz music (and indeed classical): -          those who have the patience to learn their scales, arpeggios,...
  • Reading Music Is Not Enough Editor's Pick

    Juan Gram Jazz Piano Teacher (Stockport) Picture Last year, I made a trip to a festival in Ireland called the 'Fleadh'. It's a massive get together for musicians from all over the globe who play and appreciate the 'traditional' music and dance of Ireland. There are also competitions in all of the areas that this culture encompasses. I attended...
  • The Art Of Improvisation On Jazz Piano

    Ambrose Hall Jazz Piano Teacher (Ipswich) Picture When I was fifteen I first heard Oscar Peterson on the radio, and was inspired to learn to improvise jazz piano. Both my parents are professional musicians and encouraged me to study classical piano and gain a proficient technique. So after I left school I practised twelve hours a day, but I...

 

  • Eurovision 2017: "A victory for music"?

    Dr Jonathan Walker Jazz Piano Teacher (North West London) Picture The Eurovision Song Contest exerts a strange fascination, even though the songs are usually formulaic and empty at best, and many are a penance to endure, but each country's offering is decked out in flashing lights, given overblown arrangements, elaborate costumes and frantic dance routines,...
  • Improvising between the right and left hand

    Jazz Piano Teacher (North London) Picture In jazz, playing the piano offers up endless possibilities for improvisation due to the ability to improvise using both hands.  However, as a jazz pianist, the endless possibilities when using both hands can sometimes be more limiting than favourable when considering the role each hand plays in...
  • Practice and the myth of 'the gift'

    Jazz Piano Teacher (East London) Picture As a musician you often get met with the phrase 'Oh you're so lucky to have that gift'. It's an interesting insight into people's misconceptions about what it takes to become good at something. It does seem to be the case that different people are born with certain propensities towards...