News Archive

5 Great Piano Tips From Pianist Vonda Shepard

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Piano star Vonda Shepard (best known for her stint on TV’s “Ally McBeal”) as Lucifer’s lover Martha tells us that playing music is physical as well as emotional, so much of my preparation for a show involves readying both of those departments. In addition to the following musical tips, I...

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Video – Rolling Stones Guitarist attempts to play a synthesizer!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones once attempted to play an early analog synth in 1969 and we have the video to prove it. Apparently at the time the idea was that Mick was going to use the Moog synthesizer ‘as his instrument in the band,’ As is well known, Mick Jagger did not take up...

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Want to review the new Arturia BeatStep Pro?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Yesterday we gave you the low down on Arturia BeatStep. Please let us know If you (or one of your colleagues) are interested in reviewing Arturia’s upcoming BeatStep Pro — an all-new world-class controller and dynamic performance step sequencer — and we can look into demo unit availability...

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Arturia’s musical heart beats bigger and better with world-class controller and step sequencer

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Synth and music software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to launch BeatStep Pro — an all-new world-class controller and dynamic performance step sequencer — at The NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25 in Anaheim, California. Having wowed crowds at last year’s Winter NAMM show with the introduction...

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Piano Teacher Required For School Job In London.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

My Keyboard Lessons are helping to recruit music teachers for complex needs schools and currently have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Music Teacher who works well with children, enjoys teaching learners with additional needs and is interested in creating innovative and diverse opportunities...

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Free copy of Spitfire Audio Software Package To My Keyboard Lessons Teacher

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Yesterday My Keyboard Lessons ran the news of some incredible new software from Spitfire. If you are interested in reviewing Spitfire Audio’s DAVID FANSHAWE – EARTH ENCOUNTERS VOL 1 we can arrange an NFR license ASAP. This software is the latest addition to Spitfire’s SIGNATURE...

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Latest Spitfire Signature sampling salvo opens window to the world with Fanshawe field recordings.

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Compositional tools creator Spitfire Audio is delighted to launch DAVID FANSHAWE – EARTH ENCOUNTERS VOL 1 — the latest addition to its SIGNATURE range of sample-based virtual instruments for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT PLAYER platform, this time showcasing the truly trailblazing archive...

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Synth company ATC launches SCM45A Pro high-performance three-way active loudspeaker

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Specialist music British loudspeaker drive unit and complete sound reproduction system manufacturer ATC is proud to launch the SCM45A Pro — an all- new high-performance, three-way compact active loudspeaker — at The NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25 in Anaheim, California. The SCM45A Pro is a completely...

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Waldorf waves in new era of software and Eurorack hardware at Winter NAMM

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

High-quality synthesizer developer Waldorf is proud to announce new software for Mac, PC, and iOS alongside its first Eurorack module at The NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25 in Anaheim, California. Having seriously succeeded in changing perceptions of what a serious iOS instrument can be thanks to unique...

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Modal makes NAMM debut with breakthrough British super-synth

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

British electronic musical instruments manufacturer Modal Electronics is proud to be showcasing 002 — its inaugural instrument and also the first analogue/digital hybrid polysynth to have been designed, developed, and manufactured in the UK for four decades — at The NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25...

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Moog Fan Elated By News Of A Relaunch Of An Icon Synth

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Amazing news for keyboard and synth fan, legendary synthesiser company Moog has said that it is in plans to start production on its iconic 5U large-scale modular synth units. The North Carolina-based company will be bringing back the System 55, System 35, and the Model 15, three units created in...

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Chopin Piano Concert.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Top pianist Brian Ganz is going to play every known composition Frederic Chopin published. “It was a dream from early childhood,” he said. There are over 250 works in Chopin’s catalogue, and Ganz will play them all in what he dubs “the Extreme Chopin Project.” He anticipates that it may...

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Future of pianists in the UK is in peril, top teacher warns

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Although My Keyboard Lessons doesn’t agree with her statement Dame Fanny Waterman blames the popularity of keyboards for the UK failing to produce performers who can compete internationally. We say that anything that encourages new pianists and keyboard players is a good thing.

She blames...

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London station amazed by 8 year old piano player.

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

See the video of young pianist Jay Lewington playing Chopin. He says, ‘Sometimes I brag to my friends about the time I scooped Grade One piano in year six. I’ve not achieved much since then, but can still play a slammin’ rendition of ‘Jelly On A Plate’. This little guy’s just blown...

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Propellerhead Leaves Sound Technology

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Propellerhead the software and music company is to go its separate way from Sound Technology in a move, which will see the firm supply direct to the UK. Effective February 1st, the change sees the end of the distribution agreement between Propellarhead and Sound Technology. Richard Johnstone will...

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