The idea for The Repertoire Project came from thinking about how to engage and inspire students to learn music which does not lead to grade exams. I write, and talk, a lot about learning repertoire and skills, and developing as a musician, but it can be surprisingly difficult for young pianists to find repertoire that they want to learn without spending hours and hours trawling unsuccessfully through youtube, and often giving up in the process. Of course, I play music for my students in lessons, but there’s only so much repertoire I can play in a half hour lesson, before the ‘lesson’ becomes a series of ‘concerts’. A waste of money? No, absolutely not, but I do think there is more effective way for students to listen to more music, and get more inspired, without spending more lesson time listening to only the books that they have, or I can find at the time.
And so The Repertoire Project was born.
I shall leave the rest of this post in the capable hands of the blurb I have posted with every Repertoire Project track and playlist:
Welcome to The Repertoire Project – a large selection of repertoire across a range of genres to inspire students to broaden their depth of musical understanding and their enjoyment of the piano by learning multiple new pieces.
Each piece in the Repertoire Project which I have recorded at my home studio is included in two playlists:
1) With other pieces of a similar playing standard (Introductory, Beginner, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, and Advanced)
2) With other pieces in the same book or volume.
I have also included selected repertoire from other soundcloud accounts into the ‘level’ playlists. I have only included music which have freely available scores (either as paid for downloads or in print). These additional tracks are by contemporary composers, and many of the scores can be purchased individually for very little cost. If you would like details on purchasing, please contact the soundcloud account holder directly, or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will find these details for you.
For more details about my teaching practice, including prices, vacancies, and information on distance theory marking, or learning piano as a beginner, intermediate, or a post-grade 8 student, please go to lynnephillipspiano.moonfruit.com