Motivation in the preliminary stages of learning to play an instrument can often be given more than an initial kick-start or impetus if the repertoire is chosen that the pupil loves and is really keen to play. If a student is a great fan of ABBA, then it makes sense that he/she would be really thrilled to be able to play one of their top hits by themselves.… Read more
Piano collections by Donald Thomson are colourful, immediate, and arrestingly communicative anthologies of solo piano music and all three are more than fair reflections of Donald’s most persuasive personality.
As a fellow Scot, I was immediately attracted to ‘Celtic Piano Music’, the impressive compendium at the intermediate to advanced level which is in fact, made up of several anthologies that initially appeared independently.… Read more
In the UK Gillock is especially loved for a handful of memorable miniatures that regularly appear on set repertoire lists for grade examinations. ‘New Orleans Nightfall’ in particular has proved to be an outstandingly popular choice for grade five candidates, though ‘Mister Trumpet Man’ and ‘Carnival in Rio’ are also firmly established as frequent choices for young players at festivals, concerts, and exams.… Read more
January and February 2022 brought some great press, reviews and feedback from our customers.
International Piano Magazine featured the newly released Celtic Piano Music by Scottish composer Donald Thomson in the Jan-Feb 2022 issue.
Andrew Eales (Pianodao.com)… Read more
December 2021 was filled with the news about EVC.
International Piano magazine featured Heather Hammond’s newly released Ballads Without Words.
Music Teacher magazine published Meet the Sponsor Elena Cobb interview with Harriet Clifford, the editor of the Music Teacher magazine.… Read more
Andrew Eales offers balanced, independent reviews of a wide range of music suitable for players of all levels. The aim of the Pianodao website is to inform, encourage and offer practical wisdom to help and support piano players and teachers.
Piano Tales for Alice by Nikki Iles
April 27, 2018
The rise and rise of EVC Music Publications as an exciting and innovative music publisher can’t have escaped the notice of any player or teacher active on social media, and like many I have watched their emergence over the last three years or so with growing interest.… Read more