Issue 123 OUT NOW!

19 November 2021
By Ellie Palmer
As Easy As 1-2-3: Festive fun and plenty of beginners' learning inside issue 123 of Pianist



✔ As Easy As 1-2-3: FIVE scores for the beginner pianist, advice on returning to the piano later in life, plus masterclasses on basic fingering and how to start learning a new piece

 Hiromi: The jazz pianist chats about on coping with isolation, her special relationship with the late Chick Corea, and details of her very special new album

✔ 40+ PAGES OF SCORES: Beginner scores and festive scores galore! The Holly and the Ivy, Ding Dong Merrily on High and Evening Bells from Christmas Tree suite S186 are all included, plus Beethoven's 'Pathétique' Sonata, Saint-Saëns' Valse Nonchalante and more

✔ Masterclass No 1: Mark Tanner offers up his tips on how to learn a new piece from scratch and avoid getting into a rut

✔ Masterclass No 2: Graham Fitch on how to choose your fingering

✔ Three 'How-To-Play' lessons from teacher-pianists Melanie Spanswick, Nils Franke and Lucy Parham

✔ Piano Teacher Help Desk: How teachers can get the best out of their mature students

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✔ The Leeds International Piano Competition winner: Erica Worth chats to winner Alim Beisembayev

✔ Piano Round-Up: Continuing our new series with a look at a new keyboard from Casio and an entry-level C.Bechstein upright

✔ EXCLUSIVE VIDEO LESSONS for all levels – from Graham Fitch, Chenyin Li, Tim Stein, Martin James Bartlett and more. Watch Graham's latest video lesson below

✔ Prefer to go digital? Download the issue directly to your device here

✔ 2022 Piano Buyer's Guide: Find the piano of your dreams! Browse over 100 of the latest piano models, ranging from the most simple of uprights to fancy grands and to forward-thinking digitals. Download for FREE here (available from 19 November)