It’s never too late to start playing the piano again

The comedian and broadcaster Alistair McGowan started playing the piano again in his thirties, and will play his first recital in a celebrity Christmas Gala in December. He claims he started playing the piano when living with a former girlfriend, because she took so long to get ready he spent the time waiting to practice.

Adult Social Concert

Many thanks to Julia, Jessica, Sue, Trevor, Sam, Stephen and Wayne who all played beautifully at the annual adult social concert last night. The music ranged from Bach to Einaudi and much fun was had by all!

Golden Rules for Good Practice

  • Aim for a short practice every day. This is much better than a long practice every few days.
  • Think of practice like sports training. Start by warming up with some scales or exercises, then work on your pieces, and finish (warm down) with a favourite piece.
  • Approach your practice session ready to learn. Think about what you are doing and concentrate as you play.