Yesterday I had a great meeting with my web designer, who has some amazing ideas for how to improve the site. Don’t panic, it will all still work in the same way, but it will look a lot better. It will make better use of the whole screen, and posts will be separated from each other so it’s easier to see where one post ends and the next begins. There will be better syncing from here to Facebook. And there will be an email subscription opt-in. Plus so many more things to enhance your Piano Tunes experience! Can’t wait!
Every Friday I’m reposting pieces that have been a big hit here on Piano Tunes. I know this from looking at data linked to my site, which tells me how many visits each page receives. And of course I can see how many views the Youtube videos have.
My most popular pieces have been my Christmas arrangements. But as it’s June, we’ll skip to the non-seasonal pieces.
To see my most popular non-Christmassy piece, click here!
I’m raising money for Cancer Research UK. Every piece on this website is available around the world, for free. I run the site as a sideline to my other activities such as piano teaching and paid composition work. It would be amazing if you would like to show your appreciation for my music by making a donation to Cancer Research UK. Please see the Charitable Donations page for more information. Thank you!
Chillout, New Age, Crossover, Easy Listening, call it what you will. This week’s pieces all exist somewhere between classical and popular. They might be a little challenging, but they will be worth the effort, as they will appeal to a wide range of listeners.
Thank you everyone who has visited and enjoyed my music since I first started this venture in June 2020. Wherever you are, and whoever you’re with, I hope you are able to enjoy yourselves.
I was thrilled that pianist Jill Morton chose my 5/4 arrangement of Jingle Bells as one of the pieces for her excellent Musical Advent Calendar project this month. She has kindly agreed that I can share the video here.
I was sent this amazing video of Olivia playing Swimming with Seals, all the way from Arizona, US. I can’t imagine a finer performance of this piece, as Olivia has observed every detail. It’s really special for me when I hear from people who are enjoying my pieces – it makes it all worthwhile. Thank you to Olivia and her fabulous teacher, Charlene!
Here’s a video sent in by Ava, who is doing brilliantly with High Spirits (click here), a piece featured last month in the early days of PianoTunes! Today I posted the 35th piece on the site, and 35 is my lucky number. Perhaps I should buy a lottery ticket…Thank you all for visiting the site, please keep coming back as new pieces will be appearing throughout the summer, at a time when piano lessons are mostly on hold. Remember you can practise your sight-reading skills by trying pieces in easier categories. Or, amaze your teacher in September by learning a tricky piece, with help from the videos!