Thursday, 2 June 2016

New Trinity Flute Exam Pieces 2017

Trinity College has now followed ABRSM in publishing selected flute exam pieces in one book, though the prices are a little more competitive.  I've yet to see them as they are being published in June, but they are now available to pre-order via the website and will be despatched as soon as they are available.  Here's a link to the flute section where you will find all the books: 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Elgar Howarth Way

Newly Published - The Elgar Howarth Way, 16 studies for intermediate to advanced trumpet with performance CD by well-known trumpeter and composer Elgar Howarth.  New and in stock.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Tips on Preparing for Music Exams

It's that time of year again, music exams approach and there are so many things to think about.  Here are a few tips to help you or your family member through...

  1. Practice enough but not too much - too much repetition can make your performance stale and mechanical, make sure you get a break to do something else from time to time
  2. Practice with your pianist - not just once the day before, make sure you practice with the pianist a few times so you each know how you are going to approach the exam music
  3. Check you have the music well in advance - the instrumental part and the piano accompaniment need to be originals and they will be inspected on the day, so don't leave it to the last minute!  If you need music, go to
  4. On the day- take some water with you as your brain needs water to function and if you are nervous you'll get though more water than normal, warm up thoroughly, and when you get in the exam room, smile and enjoy it!
Examiners are generally nice, friendly people who want you to do well, so relax and you'll be great.
If anyone has any other tips for exam season, do let me know!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Trinity Guitar Exam Pieces 2016

Trinity Guitar Exam Pieces and scales 2016 grades initial-5 now in stock!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

New Website Launched

With the web changing all the time, every so often you need to update things!  So this week we have a new website - improved functionality for customers such as stock, notification emails, loyalty points and better product information.  While at the back end, the administration will be much easier.  Hope you like it, do check it out for all your sheet music needs!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

New Gifts and Christmas Music

As we get closer to Christmas, new products see the light of day.  The gifts section has some new items - cookie cutters and a bass clef mug.

And a new series for instrumental christmas music - Abracadabra Christmas Showstoppers with big band style backing CD, for violin, flute, clarinet and trumpet.  You can find these and more in the Christmas music section.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Music Themed Gifts

Piano Scroll Wall Clock
Treble Clef Wall Clock

Bass Guitar Wall Clock
Fender Guitar Wall Clock
Drum Mantle Clock
Gibson Guitar Wall Clock

Sonata White China Mug with Gift Box
Arpeggio Black China Mug with Gift Box

Got some really great music themed gifts in my shop now, including clocks and mugs. Here's the link to the page containing the full selection :