I’ve been working with children who are preparing for Grade exams later this term. I do all the piano accompanying at a local primary school, so after half term we start rehearsing together. I’ve also got a couple of piano pupils who are working towards exams – a young Grade 2 student this term, and Grade 5, 6 and 8 for next term, if they manage to keep up the pace.
So it’s not surprising that two of the posts this week are about practising – about concentrating, and about getting your scales tidy! To lighten things up, there’s also a simple, but effective ostinato accompaniment for the song Kalele.