Introducing Explorer

Revolution Arts is very excited to announce its first music publication, EXPLORER. This amazing collection of original piano duets for adventurous teachers and students will be invaluable in supporting teaching and learning anywhere in the…
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A Trinity College London exam student's ultimate guide to Stylistic Improvisation

This is the last of three articles looking at the three options in the Trinity College London IMPROVISATION test. This week we focus on the STYLISTIC STIMULUS which is a bit different as the candidate plays a duet with the examiner in the exam...
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Trinity College London 2018 Rock & Pop Syllabus: everything you need to know

Trinity has launched a new Rock & Pop Syllabus for 2018 with some great new repertoire and a few other changes. Nicholas Keyworth gave a seminar hosted by Melody Plus in Bangkok exploring the new syllabus. We find out more...
Bangkok Teachers

'Pop goes the Piano': Exploring the popular side of piano playing

For many piano teachers, so much of the time is spent on learning the notes - ‘Note-bashing’ as it is sometimes called. But all that changed recently in Bangkok as Nicholas Keyworth worked with 24 piano teachers exploring the more popular side of piano playing…

How can improvisation help us to perform better at higher classical music levels?

A very good question here asking about the value of developing skills in improvisation in relation to higher level performance.

How can Revolution Arts Academy help with my teaching as I prepare my students for music exams?

I think Revolution Arts Academy has fairly unique insight into the world of music exams. I have been a teacher (classroom and instrumental), teacher trainer, music examiner, chief examiner and have built helped create music exams such as the…

Behind the Notes is now live

Revolution Arts Academy has launched Behind the Notes following a tour of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore supporting teachers and students preparing for Trinity's latest piano syllabus.

Improvisation with Chords

In the last newsletter we looked some example responses to the MELODIC STIMULUS. In this article we shall look at some sample responses to the HARMONIC STIMULUS...

Trinity College London music exams: Improvisation hints and tips

As well as exploring how to incorporate improvisation strategies into your teaching we also look at how the Improvisation supporting test option within Trinity College London exams might be a really good options for your students.
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Trinity Improvisation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Now we have grasped the basics of Improvisation in the Trinity exam, how can we tell if the result is any good?