Guest post by Liz Giannopoulos
Over the past few months I’ve undertaken the challenge to improve the sight-reading ability of my students and help the tutors in the Encore Music team to find new and creative ways to teach sight-reading.
As most of our students are children, this research – and this article – is child-centric but much can still be applied to older learners.
Continue reading Strong Foundations for Playing at Sight
My name is Luke Freeman, 28 from Burntwood in Staffordshire: Piano improviser, composer and barbershop singer.
I would like to share my reflections on past experiences, how they have shaped where I am today as a pianist.
It’s often said that we are the product of every choice we have ever made. But I would like to also put forward that we are the product of every choice we didn’t make. There will always be forces outside of our control and learning to accept that which we cannot control is as important as making the right choice when we can. This is the framework on which my story hangs.
Continue reading Your Story: Luke Freeman