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My Holiday Piano Picks

Arranging Composing Duets Holiday

My Holiday Piano Picks

My students love playing festive music around this time of year! I have a stack of old standby books that I still love to play from, but who doesn't like reading through fresh new arrangements of holiday favourites? 

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Why I Love Duets

Composing Duets

Why I Love Duets

You've read articles before on why playing duets is important to the well-rounded musician. So many skills are developed when playing ensembles: listening, breathing, counting/rhythm and more. To me this natural development is a bonus in addition to the main purpose of playing with another person: to have FUN! I love the challenge of composing a compelling duet with a theme; I often use imagery in the title, description and cover of each piece to help students realize the mood or energy it requires (along with other musical aspects). I encourage them to convey the spirit of that piece, or maybe tell a...

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