Cello first position - notes on the A string and D string Welcome back! Today I'm writing about the left hand, which presses down the strings on the fingerboard to change the pitch of the strings. Back story: If you look inside a piano, or indeed at the strings of a harp, you will see… Continue reading Beginner Cello
How fun is this tune? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LRsYn9ufY0 Sounds rather challenging for a beginner though, right? Well, I'm confident it's do-able. And I'm willing to test that theory on my unsuspecting students (one in particular, you know who you are). 🙂 So, the challenge is this: to create an arrangement of Music Box Dancer by Frank Mills… Continue reading Beginners’ Challenge: Music Box Dancer
Given we haven't yet started the first block of 2017, we're doing well to have a few tunes on the boil. Here they are in their various forms: Silent night - a lovely tune for the young ones to start with over Christmas time. Jazz Silent Night. Frère Jacques - as cello accompaniment, as piano… Continue reading What we’re playing at MPS
Why not try lessons with a friend? I'm offering the opportunity to learn in pairs, because sometimes two heads are better than one. Maybe it will take the pressure off a little, or maybe you just like listening as well as playing. Or perhaps you're into duets. Whatever your reasons - join up with a friend.… Continue reading Play with a friend
Nothing beats being out of bed and ready to face the day bright and early. In the morning our minds are clear and learning new skills comes naturally. An early piano lesson can be a rewarding experience. I'm offering a couple of very early spaces in the studio - 6.30 and 7.00 am on two mornings… Continue reading Good morning, early birds!
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