Whilst 2013 had been a successful year, with one of my students performing in an annual Christmas concert, and steady progress being made through the books by both students, 2014 has already produced many exciting challenges.
Three Ravens Piano Studios is happy to welcome a further two new students, who have started (or recommenced) their musical journey with the piano. Personally, for me, it's a great challenge to have new students as it requires to be attentive to their needs and so now there are four wonderful students with four varying intentions of what they would like to gain from learning the piano.
Also, I have commenced my own continuing journey to learn more about music, with my Grade 8 music lessons commencing not long ago. The four exam pieces I've chosen are absolutely awesome pieces, and each very different - A Bach Prelude and Fugue; A Haydn sonata; A Schumann fantasy, and a Debussy prelude. So far, I'm working through the Bach and the Schumann and have still to look at the Haydn piece, but there's plenty to absorb and even more to discover each time I revisit the pieces. That's the beauty of piano music and music in general - the constant exploration and discovery and the utter amazement at the human beings who wrote such masterpieces.
May this year produce many exciting moments and may those that learn the piano enjoy every moment! All the best, and will see you soon!