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  • 22 August 2014

    Was back for this year's piano camp in the Lot Valley - with a new tutor, the chamber musician, Susan Tomes.  A few changes this year: instead of the course taking place at Anne Brain's house, we moved into a local hotel, Le Vert - a really sweet hotel surrounded by its own orchards and run by Eva and Bernard Philippe. 

  • 08 January 2014

    ... to play an instrument (again).

    The UK paperback edition of Play it Again is now out

    Too late for a Christmas present, but just it time to stiffen your resolve to go back and learn that instrument you loved and left...

     

     

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