Pianodao has developed a reputation for balanced, independent reviews of books, sheet music, and educational resources.
All reviews are based on product available in the UK and/or online.
The product that I care about, like most pianists and teachers, is the one that I am keen to use within my own practice.
This thought has become the basis for reviews on Pianodao, meaning that I have become selective when choosing what to review, so that readers can use Pianodao primarily as a positive source of solid recommendations.
These come in three flavours:
- Recommended / Warmly Recommended
- Highly Recommended
Submissions for Review
Materials may be submitted for review on the following understanding:
Reviews may appear in the form of:
- A full written review directly on the Pianodao site
- A short review and link on the Pianodao Facebook Page
- A mention within an article or “group review” here
- A recommendation to members of the Pianodao Tea Room community.
Review materials: become the sole property of Keyquest Music upon receipt. They are used primarily for the purpose of writing reviews, which may include using them for personal education and performance, and piloting them with students. They are never sold or otherwise commercially redistributed. After a review is written the materials remain the property of Keyquest Music, are passed on to students or teachers where appropriate and without charge, are stored, or are disposed of. Review materials are never returned to their original provider unless agreed in advance, and at the cost of the provider.
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Reviewers: Unless otherwise stated, reviews on the Pianodao site are written by the site owner Andrew Eales. Some reviews are written by a credited Guest Reviewer, or include a “second opinion” in which the co-author is credited.
Copyright: All reviews published on Pianodao are copyright © 2015-19 Keyquest Music, or Guest Authors where credited.
Authors, composers, producers and publishers of review materials are welcome to quote from Pianodao reviews within their marketing and publicity, provided that the author and/or Pianodao website are properly credited alongside the quote.
Reviews on Pianodao contain both facts and opinion.
- In the case of the former, please contact Pianodao using the Contact Form below as soon as you become aware of any factual error, and it will be corrected at the earliest opportunity.
- In the case of the latter, opinions are just that – one person’s view of a thing. Please bear that in mind when reading reviews here. Always seek and respect other opinions too.
- Please also bear in mind that opinions expressed by Guest Authors may not be those of the site owner.
Pianodao does not include reviews where the author has any vested interest or personal involvement without including a full disclaimer within the main text.
Links to publishers’ sites are given where possible, as well as UK/online purchase links. The latter may be affiliate links; this does not in any way impact on selection for review here, or on the independence of Pianodao review content and recommendations.
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