We’re currently taking a break over the Festive Session and will resume further posts and updates in the New Year. In the meantime, we thought we’d leave you with some highlights and links to our most popular content from the last year.
Highlights & silver linings
Although 2020 has clearly not gone according to plan for most of us, we are very grateful that the year has still had a number of highlights, including:
- Launch of our online workshops and events programme which enabled us to meet and interact with pianists all over the world! These included a programme of Zoom workshops, monthly practice clinics and an online take on the traditional masterclass format.
- The Online Academy celebrated its fourth birthday
- We welcomed new authors to the Online Academy and published many new resources, including detailed study editions and over 100 videos!
Most popular content
The following were our most popular blog posts from the last year:
- Get It Right from the Start
- Pedalling the Moonlight Sonata
- A Fantasy Analysis of Brahms Op. 118 No. 2
- How to Practise when Learning New Pieces
- Developing a Balanced Technique
And these were the most popular Online Academy series:
- 25 Easy and Progressive Etudes (Burgmüller)
- Guide to the new ABRSM Syllabus
- Practice Tools Video Lecture Series
- Healthy Piano Playing
- Advanced Sight-Reading Curriculum
We also launched a new “collections” feature to provide additional ways to find and access content from our library.
Our YouTube channel has also grown significantly and these were some of the most popular videos:
- Grieg – Arietta from Lyric Pieces (Op. 12, No. 1)
- “Everything You Know Is Wrong” – A Take on The Exercises of Peter Feuchtwanger
- A Presentation on Brahms’ Intermezzo in A Major (Op. 118 No. 2)
- Chopin – Fantaisie Impromptu – How to Manage the 4:3 Polyrhythm
- Proksch – And Now Let’s Handel
In addition to the above, recordings of our monthly practice clinics have also been very popular on both YouTube and Facebook (please click here to view a playlist of all videos on YouTube).
Thanks again to all of our readers and subscribers for your support over the last year. As always, we are hard at work on many new exciting projects which we can’t wait to share with you!