Heather Hammond is a piano teacher and the composer of the Cool Piano, Funky Flute, Cool Clarinet & Super Sax books (all published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd), and will be known to many readers for the Get Set! Piano series (Harper Collins) and award-winning Intermediate Pianist series (Faber Music), both co-authored with Karen Marshall. She also has a number of books published by Elena Cobb (EVC Music Publications Ltd).
Heather’s pieces frequently appear in exam syllabuses, and she wrote the three current pre-Grade 1 London College of Music handbooks. She is currently working on pieces for the new LCM electronic keyboard and flute syllabuses.
Here’s her story…
Continue reading Your Story: Heather Hammond
William Minter is a teacher and composer living in Connecticut. He is the author of Journeys, a piano series for intermediate learners.
Here, William reflects on his piano journey, and sets out the many motivations which have kept him engaged in playing …
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I am the music teacher at The Cambridge School, Calcutta, India.
I am a pianist. Here’s my story…
Continue reading Your Stories: Debjani Sengupta
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 …
Continue reading Your Story: Neil Nguyen
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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New Zealand-born, now Canadian-based composer and pianist Christopher Norton is known the world over for his best-selling educational music, including the Microjazz, Connections and Preludes series.
Here he reveals how he discovered music in his youth …
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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…
Continue reading Your Story: Andy Quin
photo copyright Lana Yanovska, used with permission.
Garreth was born in Hereford, UK, moved to Wales as a child, before going on to study music at the University of Oxford. He now teaches piano to a full studio of international students in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and releases original music for solo piano on 1631 Recordings using the pen-name Garreth Broke. His writing about suicide prevention has been published on Huffington Post UK.
Here’s his story …
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David Greenslade is a piano teacher, church musician, adjudicator and conservatory examiner in Southern Ontario Canada.
Here’s his story …
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Swan Kiezebrink is a Suzuki and traditional piano, voice and theory teacher in BC, Canada. Here she shares her piano story …
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