Alim Beisembayev Interview

Competitions part 5: Murray McLachlan interviews 2021 Leeds winner Alim Beisembayev.

Part 5: Current blog
Part 4: Coping with COVID >
Part 3: Coping with COVID conclusion >
Part 2: Smaller piano competitions >
Part 1: If piano competitions didn’t exist… >

It was fascinating to talk recently to Tessa, who was disarmingly frank about the nature of competitions themselves and keen to be philosophical.… Read more

Internalisation and working away from the instrument

About practising part 3: practising with our instruments by the clock and adding up the time spent working can be extremely misleading. It may breed the assumption that it is not possible to develop repertoire, technique, or interpretation unless we are physically involved, literally playing our instruments during quantifiable, scheduled practice blocks.… Read more

Safeguarding and the Private Piano Studio

It is extremely important as a private music educator that you take appropriate and sensible action to protect both yourself and the students.

Though the advantages of working from home are enormous, it is extremely important as a private music educator that you take appropriate and sensible action to protect both yourself and the students who enter your home to study with you.… Read more

Paul Birchall Interview

In this week’s interview, EVC composer Paul Birchall shares with Murray McLachlan how the process of writing music has helped him to overcome anxiety. Paul’s two compositions are currently featured in the International Piano magazine May issue.

We live in an era where the misery of poor mental health has impacted on countless lives.… Read more

Setting up a Limited Company

This blog is for you if you are ever considering whether to register your private music studio as a limited company.

Limit your liability

There are many practical good reasons for setting up your own private limited company if you are a music teacher working from home.… Read more

Coping with COVID

Competitions part 3: Murray is looking for the answers to whether coping with COVID offered a cure for a crisis. 

Part 5: Alim Beisembayev Interview >
Part 4: Coping with COVID >
Part 3: Current blog
Part 2: Smaller piano competitions >
Part 1: If piano competitions didn’t exist… >

When the world changed with lockdown in March 2020 freelance musicians, including soloists and chamber performers, suffered extraordinary hardship.… Read more

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