Beautifully imaginative and vivid pieces with some fantastic duets that introduce children to the joy of chamber music! – Clare Hammond, Pianist
A very welcome addition to contemporary piano literature for children. – Frances Wilson, who blogs as The Cross-Eyed Pianist
I was extremely impressed by the combination of intelligence, creativity, and beauty. – Robert Peate (not the composer!)
I cannot overstate the joy this collection has brought to me and my young sons.- Christopher Wilson
These 22 character pieces are designed to be as fun as they are educational, where the titles, music and occasional hand drawn illustrations (by Pete Bryden) offer a source of enjoyment and encouragement for students.
Beginning with simple 5-finger pieces in one position and gradually moving towards a more intermediate level, this collection offers a wide spread of musical styles from the traditional to the contemporary, as well as many contrasting characteristics and playing techniques for the student to interpret and enjoy. The volume includes 4 duets for teacher and pupil alongside 18 solo pieces.
Under the Rowan Tree draws on my many years of piano teaching as well as compositional experience.
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Read a brief review of Under the Rowan Tree on Frances Wilson’s Piano Studio here