Milton Keynes Piano Lessons

Active Repertoire Project

Your Active Repertoire is at the heart of your piano journey.

The Active Repertoire Project aims to encourage piano players from around the world to develop their own Active Repertoire of three pieces which can be played any time, any place:

  • Without Notice
  • Without Notation
  • and Without Embarrassment

My article What Can You Play? provides the essential introduction to this project. And I hope that the encouragement offered here will play a small part in helping you fulfil your piano playing ambitions!

Are you ready to take part?

In that case, head straight to the GETTING STARTED GUIDE from where you can download your FREE Printable Active Repertoire Sheet.

And for more information, check out these articles:

Enjoy developing your Active Repertoire!

6 thoughts on “Active Repertoire Project”

  1. I love this idea – so simple. Perhaps the most valuable off-shoot will be the *gentle* facility to develop memorisation. Unless one is fortunately blessed with natural memorisation skills (and I’m not talking about young children here), and especially if you are older and have never memorised, like myself – it is very difficult to start. I have spent many years trying to ‘memorise’ with no real success and I think my big mistake was in trying to memorise major repertoire and not starting small – and so I ended giving up. Perhaps the brain needs to develop slowly here, just like everything else and there is no quick fix, but like anything, if you do something a lot, you get good at it. I am going to start with my own pieces (easy ones!) and build from there. I have memorised one of them for some talks I am giving and am amazed at how much easier it is to play from memory. That’s just for me – but what a gift for my pupils for whom it is much more important . . .

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  2. All my students do this anyway. I call them “Great Aunt Agatha pieces “. The idea is that when their GAA comes to tea (don’t be silly; EVERYBODY has a GAA) she will be so overwhelmed by their wonderful ability that when she dies she will leave them her immense fortune. And then they will remember their piano teacher. With 75 students, it’s my foolproof pension scheme!

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  3. I find it hard to keep long term track of what students have in their living repertoire list. I have tried adding the pieces to a separate folder, also sticking the list into their current book etc. but none of these actually work long term. I try to make it a special list , because for me it is a really important list because it will be with them for the rest of their lives. How do other teachers work it

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