Williams, Anthony - The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide

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If you teach piano, this is essential reading!

Concert pianist, writer and lecturer Anthony Williams is a passionate teacher of pianists from young beginners through to professional recitalists. The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide draws on his wealth of experience to provide a comprehensive resource for teachers at all levels.

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Concert pianist, writer and lecturer Anthony Williams is a passionate teacher of pianists from young beginners through to professional recitalists. Many of you will also know him from his work with ABRSM for whom he is a moderator, co-author of Teaching Notes and a selector of the piano syllabus. The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide draws on his wealth of experience to provide a comprehensive resource for teachers at all levels.

The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide: Inspiring teaching strategies, in-depth technical advice and imaginative ideas for piano teachers and pianists

From preparing for the very first lesson to mastering fiendish fingering and performance anxiety, this inspirational guide helps teachers nurture and support students at every level and develop a love of the piano. With musical communication at its heart, The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide tackles universal issues and common frustrations faced by all pianists as well as improving and developing teaching skills and piano technique. Featuring:

  • Lesson planning strategies
  • Exam preparation advice
  • Help choosing repertoire
  • Technique-busting clinics
  • Engaging ideas for pupils
  • Technical analysis of key works

Anthony Williams MMus(Dist) DipRAM GRSM(Hons) LRAM

Concert pianist, writer, lecturer, ABRSM examiner, moderator and adjudicator, Anthony Williams was born in Essex and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly and at Reading University with Jonathan Dunsby.
 
Following international competition success Anthony embarked on a career as a concert pianist whilst also establishing an international reputation as a piano teacher and has since become a passionate educator of pianistic musicianship at all ages from beginner to advanced. As well as giving piano masterclasses, public lecture-recitals and seminars on performance, repertoire and the art of teaching he is involved with numerous professional development courses and workshops both in the UK and abroad.
 
He has given talks on piano performance for Radio 3 and is author and editor of various publications including The Best of Grade [1-5] series (Faber), Fingerprints (Faber) and Teaching Notes (ABRSM). His most recent book The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide (Faber, 2017) will be published in June and draws on his experience of teaching young beginners through to professional pianists, combined with insights from his professional playing around the world as both soloist and accompanist.
 
Anthony is currently Head of Keyboard and Instrumental Music at Radley College, Oxfordshire.



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