Looking ahead, we will be revisiting our Active Repertoire List in preparation for recording favourite pieces after the half term break. This is always one of my favourite activities - a chance to revisit, refresh and improve favourite music as well as sharing it with others! Over the next few weeks I will be asking pupils to look back at the pieces we have learnt recently and also any they have enjoyed in the past.
There will also be an opportunity to perform a favourite piece in a summer concert, organised by Surrey European Piano Teachers. Dates are not confirmed as yet, but I will let you know once I have been notified. After the success of the Spring Concert I would encourage all pupils, especially those who were unable to join us, to consider having a go!
Finally, I'd like to share a recording created by a pupil of mine, along with my eldest son Luke. Lucy finished lessons just before Easter to concentrate on revision for her upcoming A Levels. During her final term we undertook a rather unusual project! Lucy has developed into a talented singer song-writer and I was very keen to develop this! We decided to record and arrange one of her songs. Lucy sang and played the original piano version of her song, whilst Luke wrote and played the bass, guitars, synth strings parts and programmed the drums. It was all recorded during lessons and engineered and mastered by Luke. Here is the result!
Alison is a classical pianist, teacher, and composer running a thriving piano studio in Surrey, South East of England.