Issue 5 of The Piano Teacher magazine is due out next month and we are very excited to be launching a whole new look! Sneek peek below!
We are also thrilled to be launching International Piano Week!
Melbourne composer, Sonny Chua has written a piece he describes as a ‘musical smile’ especially for The Piano Teacher magazine.
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We are encouraging all piano teachers to have their students perform it during lessons in International Piano Week – September 1-7th 2014
The piece is called Umi’s Lullaby and there are so many ways you can use the piece.
- Play it as a duet with beginner students
- Use it as sight reading for older students
- Include it as one of the 40 Piece Challenge pieces
- Encourage students to improvise with it
- Write a variation or arrangement and add other instruments
- Add words or write a story or performance notes about the piece. Answer the question: Who is Umi?
We encourage students to upload their performances to Youtube and include International Piano Week Umi in the title. Then tweet about the performance using #IPWUmi.
Students might like to perform it at a school assembly or in a concert for family or friends.
Music stores might invite students in to perform Umi’s Lullaby on display pianos.
Teachers might contact a local newspaper or radio and give an interview about how your studio is participating in International Piano Week; write a blog about their experience preparing for IPW or upload outstanding or unusual student performances to http://www.facebook.com/AustralianPianoTeachersMusicHUB
The possibilities are endless!
We will collate a tally of performances heard and report back in Issue 6 of The Piano Teacher magazine.
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