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How to transform your scales from 'boring' to 'engaging' - Pianist Magazine

Pianist, teacher and writer Lewis Kesterton shares his tips on how to revamp your scales practice.

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A Year At A British Music Conservatoire - The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog

In this article for Melanie Spanswick on The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog, Lewis talks about his first year of study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

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12 ways you can reignite your motivation at the piano - Pianist Magazine

Whether you’re a keen amateur, professional, or just a music lover, I’m certain there will be something here to whet your appetite for piano once more!

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12 Ideas to Help Reignite Motivation at the Piano: Lewis Kesterton - The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog

Pianist, teacher and writer Lewis Kesterton is my guest writer today. He focuses on that very important topic – finding your motivation. I hope you find it of interest.

 

The Pianist's Guide to Scale Mastery

Coming Soon!

Scales and arpeggios can often be the biggest cause of frustration and boredom for even the most accomplished pianist. Lewis Kesterton's new book 'The Pianist’s Guide to Scale Mastery' will equip pianists of all ages and abilities with a variety of creative ways to think about, practise and shape scales, taking away the monotony of mindless repetition and yielding exciting, transferrable results.

In this innovative publication, Lewis brings together easy-to-understand theoretical explanations, thoughts about the relevance of scale learning in relation to the extensive piano repertoire, a wide variety of practise techniques with scannable QR codes linking to demonstration videos and a comprehensive anthology of scales, some of which may even be new to professional pianists!

 
Front Cover

Front Cover

Minor Scales

Minor Scales

Practising Scales in Similar Motion

Practising Scales in Similar Motion

Pentatonic Scales

Pentatonic Scales