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!)

Grade 8 Piano!

Congratulations to Tomas Fraser and Daisy Green for taking Grade 8 piano this term! They worked extremely hard to get to this high level, and though we are still awaiting the results, the real achievement is in reaching the standard required to take the exam.

Christmas Concerts

I am looking forward to the Norfolk Keyboard Orchestra  Christmas Concert on Thursday 9th December, and to the Coltishall Primary School Orchestra do on Thursday 16th December. Both orchestras have shown commitment and enthusiasm, and it has been a joy to work with them.

Christmas Holidays

This term finishes on Saturday 18th December. Next term will begin on Monday 10th January 2022. However, if you want to get a few lessons in over the break, please let me know!