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  • Five tips for your left hand

    The left hand can pose problems for many a pianist, says Melanie Spanswick
  • 10 motivational piano practice tips

    Motivation can be a tricky subject for pianists of all ages, says Melanie Spanswick Practising the piano and making progress are not always synonymous. Practising…
  • Five tips for piano repertoire selection

    Choice of repertoire can be a stumbling-block for piano students needing to balance the needs of private practice with public performance, says Melanie Spanswick Piano…
  • In praise of slow practice

    Practising at very slow speeds whilst employing total concentration can transform a pianist’s playing, says Melanie Spanswick
  • Helpful tips to improve your piano fingering

    Fingering is a crucial element in piano playing and, surprisingly, it’s often overlooked even at advanced levels, says Melanie Spanswick
  • Five tips for instantly improving your piano performance

    Whether you are a younger or older player, or a beginner or very advanced pianist, the following suggestions will hopefully help to instantly improve your performance, says Melanie Spanswick
  • The importance of breath control for pianists

    Once you have assimilated breath control, this useful skill can be added to the smorgasbord of performing tools in your pianist’s ever-increasing armoury, says Melanie Spanswick
  • Ten tips for tonal beauty

    Technical virtuosity is only one part of the pianist’s armoury. Melanie Spanswick offers MUSIC:ED readers her checklist for creating a beauty of sound which goes beyond the skin-deep
  • Listening and focussing at the piano

    Don’t play with closed ears – keep focussed. Melanie Spanswick – pianist, writer, teacher, adjudicator and composer – offers advice for efficient and effective practice.
  • 8 daily practice reminders for 2020

    It’s time to think about New Year Resolutions. Melanie Spanswick – pianist, writer, teacher, adjudicator and composer – lists her top tips for effective piano practice. 
  • Scales and arpeggios – love them or hate them?

    Why not enjoy your practising your scales and arpeggios? Melanie Spanswick – pianist, writer, teacher, adjudicator and composer – explains the many benefits of getting to grips with these examination essentials. 
  • Indonesian charm

    A guide to revitalising piano practice by Melanie Spanswick, a pianist, writer, teacher, adjudicator and composer. She is the author of Play it again: PIANO (Schott), a three-book piano course for students who are returning to piano playing.
  • Five tips to improve your piano playing

    Melanie Spanswick – pianist, writer, teacher, adjudicator and composer – offers MUSIC:ED readers guidance on practising the piano.
  • Tips for healthy piano playing

    Melanie Spanswick – pianist, writer, teacher, adjudicator and composer – offers MUSIC:ED readers guidance on practising the piano.
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