It may be cold outside but spring is just around the corner! A Spring Concert is planned for pupils at the historic St George's Church in Esher. This will be a lovely opportunity to share pupils Active Repertoire and enjoy an afternoon of music making with a very encouraging supportive audience. There are so many benefits to taking part - a sense of achievement, hearing a variety of music at different levels, experience of performing in a safe environment, and of course, the instant gratification of enthusiastic feedback from the audience which makes the nerves well worth it!
One final thing - a thank you to all my pupils, who over the past two years have had an active part in the development of my new book "Doodles". Almost all of you will have taken home sheets of mini pieces to read and help develop musicality. I'll be working on a second and third book so more sheets will follow! Pupils have also been trying out pieces from a series of music anthologies I am writing for. The success of these, which will include repertoire for grade 1 right up to grade 8 across 5 volumes, relies partly on actually teaching the material and having pupils feedback, so another thank you!
Alison is a classical pianist, teacher, and composer running a thriving piano studio in Surrey, South East of England.