Bryce is sleepy this morning! His lesson begins before regular classes start. But we both appreciate the new music studios at McAuley College in Beaudesert. Aircon and heating! Sorted all year 👍
A few years ago I wrote a simplified version of Für Elise for a very young student. I used the scorewriter MuseScore which is free and open-source, and uploaded my version to its online score sharing platform. Today they sent me a reminder to look at it, and I saw it had 5,759 views and … Continue reading My simple MuseScore Für Elise has 5,759 hits, 44 ♥️
I heard that my student Tom broke his wrist last week and wouldn’t be able to do lessons for the rest of the term. So imagine my surprise when he rocked up to his lesson saying, “I broke my wrist but my other arm is still alright. Can I still have my lesson?” I’m soooo … Continue reading “My other arm’s alright, can I still do my lesson?”
Sasha did her AMEB Piano For Leisure Preliminary Grade exam in November. She was so well prepared I knew she would enjoy herself. Her mum Steph said the air-conditioning was quite strong at the Ashgrove examination centre, near Brisbane. Both Sasha and Steph were feeling cold and Sasha ended up doing star jumps while she … Continue reading Congrats Sasha for your A (Honours)!
Congratulations to my student 🎶Daisy🎶 for passing her AMEB Grade 1 Piano For Leisure with an A (Honours). Time to enjoy a well deserved break and I’ll see you again in the New Year ❤️!
Last week my piano students played at the end of semester soirée at McAuley College in Beaudesert. They were excited and nervous, and quite pleased with themselves, I think! I was so happy for them. So well done Ava, Bethany, Bryce, Charlotte, Grace, Joel, Luke and Molly. You are a credit to yourselves and did … Continue reading Soirée at McAuley College!
Our usual digital piano is broken and we are using a light keyboard while it is repaired. I decided to play an ear game with Tian, who is six and in Year 1. In the video below, Tian’s finger is on Middle C. He has to keep his eyes closed, and find the notes that … Continue reading Can you find the notes with your eyes shut, Tian?