Pupils’ Page!

Coming in September!

Specifically for my music pupils, a library of resources and useful information. The page will be password protected. All pupils who sign up for lessons in the autumn term will be sent the password, which will change every term.

You will be able to access theory charts and other music theory guides and protocols, the latest exam timetable, lesson dates and any changes, audio recordings of exam music to help with your practice, and many other useful resources.

End of Summer Term 2022

The summer term at Ripplingkeys Music finishes on Saturday 30th July 2022. I’m aware that this is after most schools break up. Please get in touch if there are any lessons you can’t make – I do need six weeks’ notice in order to reschedule your lesson or refund your fee.

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

Party Piano!

Please get in touch if you would like cocktail or jazz piano at your event. Parties and weddings are all enhanced by live music. Wherever your event is taking place, live piano playing will sound great, and if there’s no piano there already, I can bring my own!

I’m happy to play classical, folk, jazz, popular or any other genre, and if you have a special song you’d like, make sure you tell me in advance and I will play it for you!

If you want a band, or any combination of musicians, I can probably arrange that for you. Just let me know what you’d like and we can discuss the details.

Burns Night Supper

It is very sad that the Burns Night Supper has had to be cancelled. Hopefully it will take place later in the year, and if so I will let everybody know. I will be piping the haggis in, and there will be music and all the traditional food. Plus the bar, of course! Let’s hope this is the last year these events have to be cancelled.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Matthew Cassie for winning the Piano Prize in the Norfolk Young Musician Competition. This took place on Sunday 16th January 2022 at the John Innes Centre in Norwich.

Matthew’s programme consisted of Rachmaninov’s Prelude Op.23 No.4 in D major, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op.10 No.1 (3rd movt) and the Fantasiestuck “Aufschwung” by Schumann.

The performance was delivered with great style and commitment, and the adjudicator was full of praise for Matthew’s playing.

ABRSM Grades 6 to 8 Theory Exams

The closing date to enter for ABRSM higher grade theory exams is 23rd January. Please ensure you have sent back your form and paid your fee by then.

It’s the same closing date for other ABRSM exams (except digital theory, Grades 1-5), so anybody taking ABRSM practical grades needs to provide an entry form and pay their fee by 23rd January as well.

Contact me if you have any queries.

New Term!

Ripplingkeys Music kicks off the Spring Term of 2022 on Monday 10th January. I’m looking forward to seeing all my pupils again, and to working hard on our music. It will be fun! There will be performances to look forward to, and lots of progress to be made.

Come to your first lesson with enthusiasm and excitement! (And don’t forget to bring your music!)