Sheet Music Review
Hot off the press from Faber Music, and certainly not to be missed, the two books that make up the Teachers’ Choice Piano Collection have just appeared in partnership with EPTA UK, the European Piano Teachers’ Association.
Between them they include 58 pieces ranging in difficulty from Elementary/Grade 1 to Advanced/Grade 8, “selected by piano teachers for piano teachers”.
I must confess that when I first heard about these books a few months ago, my hopes for them were rather modest, but as soon as the finished collections arrived in the post I realised that they far exceeded my expectations. I think they are really wonderful!
So let’s take a closer look…
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Guest Post by Mark Tanner
Pianists tend to think of the thumb as being the root cause of unevenness, bumps and a host of other undesirables…
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Guest Post by Karen Marshall
In memory of Christine Brown – Died in September, 2009
My first meeting of Christine Brown was in my early teens. I was playing at a concert for EPTA students in Ilkely. And she at that time, I believe, organised the events. I remember her smiling face and also rather big round glasses, with a large number of other teachers surrounding her.
It would be many years later that I had a lesson with Christine. At 15 years I started having piano lessons with Christine’s best friend, Enid Oughtibridge, who would regularly mention Christine in our lessons – so there was still a link even then.
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