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  • 04 Jun 2021

    Remote Assessment by ABRSM

    Remote Assessment by ABRSM
     

    Full details on:

    https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/abrsm-performance-grades

     

    Until 2020, all music students had one type of exam: the now called “practical exam”.

    The tutors would teach three pieces taken from the ABRSM syllabus. However, the piano performance was one of many things to be examined: part of it was (and still is, actually) aural skills, sight-reading skills and […]

  • 30 Apr 2021

    Top Tips to Read Ledger Lines

    Top Tips to Read Ledger Lines
    https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/how-to-read-ledger-lines
    No matter which instrument you play (I am consciously ruling out singers here), at some point in your music tuition, you will have to face the most daunting sight-reading challenge: the ledger lines.
    This painful task happens more commonly among piano students, which not only have to read ledger lines in one […]

  • 26 Feb 2021

    Fur Elise Under the Spyglass

    Fur Elise Under the Spyglass
    Fur Elise Full Analysis

    For all piano students, this piece has become an iconic one among the piano repertoire. It is by far the most requested piece to play to all piano teachers worldwide. 

    It is the most played piano piece among amateur pianists, and its fame has increased over the years. In this article, Georgios […]

  • 05 Feb 2021

    Two-Voice Counterpoint: First species

    Two-voice Counterpoint

    https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/two-part-counterpoint

    The study of Counterpoint should be compulsory for all piano students and piano teachers alike.
    The reason: it is the way in which the musical discourse unfolds.
    Believe it or not, the Contrapuntal technique started nearly one thousand years ago in medieval times. It developed until the golden era, the Baroque period, being Johann Sebastian Bach […]

  • 19 Dec 2020

    Liszt and his piano technique

    https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/the-liszt-tradition-and-its-influence-on-modern-piano-technique

     

    All piano students and piano tutors know very well the name of Franz Liszt. Among pianists, this name became almost a legend. The reasons are many, but to name a few, we can definitively his outstanding and innovative piano technique, his original compositions and last but not least, his magnetic personality.

    He lived passionately and devoted his whole […]

  • 20 Nov 2020

    Piano Pieces Analysis: Evaded cadences

    Piano Pieces Analysis by WKMT: Evaded Cadences
    https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/evaded-cadences

     

    One of the most challenging aspects of studying piano pieces is the analysis of them before. All piano students complain about it, and all piano teachers complain about the lack of effort students show towards the study of the pieces.

    We believe that the reason is that performers, in general, […]

  • 26 Oct 2020

    Online Piano Festival by WKMT

    Online Piano Festival by WKMT

    We are back with exciting news!

    WKMT is now organizing what would be the second edition of our new Online Music Festivals. Thanks to the success in our previous Online version in June this year, we are now again doing it.

    This Covid-19 should not stop us, but enhance us and make us […]

  • 14 Sep 2020

    The best pianists in the world

    https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/the-31-greatest-pianists-of-all-time

     
    Did you know the names of the best pianists in the world, now and from the past?
    This question is what we aim to answer through this new post, and article published by Iris Kreiman for WKMT Blog. Click on the link aforementioned to read the full article.

    Several times, we speak about piano and pianists, but […]

  • 07 Aug 2020

    Haydn under the Spyglass

    If you are a passionate piano student, you will find this analysis of the Haydn Sonata N° 33 in C Minor Hob.XVI.20 more beguiling. 

    One of the most challenging tasks for any performer, student or even piano tutor, is to see beyond the notes written on the music sheet. We are so concerned about getting the […]

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