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melanie spanswick

Five tips for keeping in time at the piano

It may seem counter-intuitive, but spending structured practice time away from the instrument can reap rewards for pianists, improving memory and visualisation skills

Practising the piano – without the piano

It may seem counter-intuitive, but spending structured practice time away from the instrument can reap rewards for pianists, impriving memory and visualisation skills. Melanie Spanswick – pianist, writer, teacher, adjudicator and composer –…

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…

Tips for healthy piano playing

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

Structured Piano Practice for Beginners: 10 Tips

A guide to 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.

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