If you are a pupil of mine, please don’t come for your lesson on Friday 29th April, Saturday 30th April or during the week of 2nd May 2022, as I will not be available.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!)
Hemblington Musicians will be performing in Hemblington Church on Sunday 27th January at the service starting at 9.30am. Everyone is welcome!
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.
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.
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!