Our library of content on the Online Academy has grown substantially since we first launched. We have just developed a new feature called “collections” to provide another method of finding and accessing content.
Collections are selections of content from the Online Academy library which offer a guided pathway through content or a “play list” based on themes or topics. These may be topics not covered directly within the main browse categories or might span multiple categories e.g. resources at the intermediate level on practising and technique, repertoire collections, recommendations for “returning” pianists and so on.
How it works
Previously, the Online Academy was navigated by browsing, searching or a full content index. Collections offer an additional way to browse customised groupings from start to finish rather than having to browse / search for individual items.
Within a collection you will be able to browse backwards and forwards from start to finish. Breadcrumbs and additional menus will enable you to jump between items.
If you’re signed in then you will also be able to jump to your last viewed page from your “Recently viewed” links. You can also add pages that were particularly interesting to your bookmarks.
The Online academy recently turned four and therefore we decided to make first collection a set of highlights featuring some of the most popular recent items and a perennial favourites. As part of our birthday celebrations, these resources will be available to view free without a subscription on the Online Academy until Tuesday 24th November 2020.
The highlights collection includes:
- Two of our most popular videos by Graham Fitch on practising which introduce highly effective practice tools
- A selection of technique resources on general principles, position, scales, warming-up and the basics of using fore-arm rotation
- Walk-throughs of pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Brahms from elementary through to the advanced level
…and much more!
following from this initial collection, we will be adding more on an ongoing basis, featuring existing content, new content and a combination thereof. The next collections planned will likely include a technique “health check”, a set of recommendations for getting started and repertoire collections focusing on specific topics or themes.
How to get access?
If you are on our mailing list then please check your email as we will have sent you further instructions on how to access this new feature. Otherwise if you’re not on our mailing list, you can sign-up here to receive an email with further details (you can unsubscribe at any time).