"Notes on a Neighbourhood... has been burning a hole on my music stand ever since it arrived, the pieces within continuing to impress with their musical and pedagogic content" – Andrew Eales, pianodao.com
Inspired by the educational piano works of Forsyth composer Walter Carroll!
Ideal for young piano students with still-growing hands
See below for videos of all 7 pieces!
Published by Flying Ivories Music
Notes on a Neighbourhood is a collection of miniatures for piano, inspired by the educational piano works of Walter Carroll. Ranging from approximately grade 3 to grade 5 level, these pieces were primarily written to teach technical and expressive skills in an imaginative and appealing way, and to introduce musical styles to young piano students with still-growing hands.
Anna Robinson is a Melbourne-based piano teacher, and currently teaches at her private studio and two government schools. After graduating in Mathematics from University College London, she gained teaching and performing diplomas in piano and worked a number of years as an administrator in classical music before deciding to focus on teaching.
Click on the links below to watch performances of these pieces on YouTube!
Dizzy Dog - Grade 4/5
At the South Crescent Café - Grade 4
The Pride of Union Street - Grade 3
Bellbirds at the Boathouse - Grade 4/5
Eva's Showstopper - Grade 5
The Merri Fiddler - Grade 4
Ruckers Hill Rag - Grade 5