Space at 61 Advent Calendar

We participated in the Space at 61 Advent Calendar organised by Shona Chambers. We gave away a free piano lesson at our studio in East Dulwich to a lucky winner.

Lots of local businesses are giving away a prize each day in the run-up to Christmas. Do head over to Instagram and see what’s up for grabs!


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*****Competition closed***** We are taking part in the Space at 61 Advent Calendar where you can win a fantastic prize every day. The SE22 Piano School is offering a free taster piano lesson at our studio in East Dulwich worth £20 as our prize. Follow us and @space_at61 and comment WIN to be in with a chance of winning. Swipe to see the competition entry information. Prize winner announced at 7pm today. Also check out all the amazing prizes on offer from these awesome local businesses: @chefgirldaisy @mockingbird_makes @ivyslibrary @mariamadeit @lhepworth2 @meekajewellery @formatservices @eastdulwichchef @parentsinbiz @emmarobynnails @se22pianoschool @mbpharomatherapy @portrayedphoto @maternity.matters @y_kairos @daisyfirstaidgreenwich @makemeestudio @mindbodynourished @theasmartthenry @purple_palm_wellness @migcatering @awesome.sand.creations @sweetcarolinakb @anjalenka . #shopindependentthischristmas #shopsmall #smallbusiness #selondon #localbusiness #xmas #adventcalendar #prizes #competition #24daysofchristmas #communityspirit #support #eastdulwich #peckham #pianolessons #nunhead #foresthill #entrepreneurlife #giveaway #inittowinit

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Announcing a winner for the @space_at61 calendar in the next half hour! #spaceat61xmascalendar

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Music Scholarship Success for 2019 Admissions to Habs & Prendergast

Huge congratulations to Orla on achieving a full Music Scholarship to both Haberdashers’ Aske’s and Prendergast Schools. Orla plays the piano and French horn and is the recipient of our Junior Achievement Shield for her recent scholarship success! Orla studies piano with Lorraine and learns the French horn at her primary school.

Jazzy Christmas Tunes for Piano Students

The start of the new half-term means it’s officially time to crack(er) out the jazzy Christmas tunes. I must admit I’ve been tempted to try and slip these into lessons back in September but I’ve managed to resist until now! We have 7 lessons coming up until Christmas so there’s plenty of time to get stuck into learning these great tunes.

My favourite book of jazzy Christmas tunes has to be Nikki Iles’s Jazz on a Winter’s Night Vol 1. I Saw Three Ships and In The Bleak Midwinter are my favourite – they’re not your usual jazzy Christmas fayre and they really appeal to my teenage students. I’d recommend this book for students at Grade 3 level and above. If you like this book then you should also look at Volume 2 of Jazz on a Winter’s Night that was published last year. Nikki has also arranged the same tunes from Volume 1 for violinists.

There’s a gorgeous version of Silent Night in A Jazzy Christmas. There’s also a 2nd volume of this book that I’ve just spotted so I’ve placed an order for that. I’ll let you know what it’s like when I’ve had a play through the pieces.

I also love Pam Wedgwood’s After Hours Jazz Christmas. Pam is well known for her compositions aimed at piano learners but this collection really comes into its own with quite challenging arrangements of everyone’s favourite tunes. It’s also very reasonably priced too.