I went to an Epta Piano Teachers event in Derby recently. Melanie Spanswick began with a presentation of her book ‘So you want to play the piano’ and then Elena Cobb spoke about introducing improvisation using her Higgledy Piggledy Jazz books.
For me there were 2 highlights of the day –
- hearing 6 young pianists play Elena’s Superduck, a very catchy tune which I’m sure I will use in my teaching. I’m so glad someone filmed it. It’s thrilling to see young people enjoying their playing so much. Here’s the link.
- Melanie helping 3 advanced young pianists. She describes how she worked with them, so there’s no need for me to. Here’s the link.