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Pathways for Playing

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Some Highlights

What can you play?
Getting the right balance between work and play at the piano is a sure way to stay motivated, foster musical enjoyment, stave off frustration, and develop confidence as the true musicians that we no doubt want to be and can be.
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András Schiff & natural breathing
Breathing is a subject that I have rarely seen discussed in connection with piano technique, and even less so in the context of pianists’ injuries, their causes, cures and corrections.
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How much musical baggage do you carry?
Guest author Roberta Wolff offers some excellent suggestions for moving forward in our musical journey…
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Piano Lessons: dealing with anxiety
This article is written for any player who has ever said – and any teacher who has ever heard – the words: “It was perfect when I practised it at home this morning…”
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ARSM: your questions answered
If you are post-Grade 8 and interested in taking a piano diploma, the ARSM may well be for you. To find out more I interviewed Penny Milsom from ABRSM…
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Active Repertoire

The Active Repertoire Project aims to encourage piano players from around the world to develop their own Active Repertoire of three pieces which can be played any time, any place – without notice, without embarrassment, and without notation.

Find out more in this  Getting Started Guide »

Sheet Music Reviews

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Explore by level of difficulty (“grade” equivalents are ABRSM and other UK grades):

• Easy  (Preliminary to Grade 3)  Explore »
• Intermediate  (Grades 3 – 6)  Explore »
• Advanced  (Grade 6 – 8)  Explore »
• Virtuoso  (Diploma / Concert Repertoire)  Explore »

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