Your Story: Amy Boyes

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“Everything We Play” is a personal essay written from the perspective of an exhausted mother and music teacher. Wishing for some uninterrupted practice time to play something emotionally satisfying, the author is reminded by her young daughter that all music-making is beautiful…

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Your Story: Simon Reich

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Simon’ latest post tells of how he has, in later life, turned to music as a full-time professional, and his experiences training as a media composer.

As well as giving a special insight into his own personal journey, the post will be an encouragement to all considering a career in music.

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Your Story: Heather Hammond

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Piano teacher and best-selling composer and author Heather Hammond shares her background…

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Your Story: William Minter

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William Minter is a teacher and composer living in Connecticut. Here, he reflects on his piano journey, and sets out the many motivations which have kept him engaged in playing.

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Your Stories: Debjani Sengupta

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Debjani Sengupta is the music teacher at The Cambridge School, Calcutta, India. Here’s her story…

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Your Story: Neil Nguyen

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I’m a piano tutor, living in an overcrowded city with over 8 million people: Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, a developing country in Southeast Asia.

Piano learning is a kind of luxury thing in Vietnam. You will discover why as you read my story …

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Your Story: Yukie Smith

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Yukie Smith is from Yokohama, Japan. She now lives in the UK, where she performs, accompanies and teaches piano using her own multi-sensory learning technique.

She’s the author of a piano duet arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (abridged version); and a full version of a violin & piano arrangement of Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango.

Here’s her story …

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Your Story: Christopher Norton

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New Zealand-born, now Canadian-based composer and pianist Christopher Norton is known the world over for his best-selling educational music, including the MicrojazzConnections and Preludes series.

Here he reveals how he discovered music in his youth …

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Your Story: Andy Quin

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“I have had the great joy and fortune to spend a lifetime writing, recording and performing music…”

So writes the hugely successful composer and pianist Andy Quin, who tells his Story here…

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