The joy of playing together: duets

The joy of playing together: duets

We usually begin our courses here at Finchcocks with a good musical ice breaker. This relaxes pre-course nerves and gives guests the chance to experiment on a few of our beautiful grand pianos. Some guests will never have had the chance to play on one before and can be a bit overwhelmed. Others are chomping at the bit to get going! Duets are a fantastic way of easing people in. Guests can pick a book appropriate to their sight-reading level, a playing partner and piano and then the fun begins. It’s lovely seeing people get to know each other: helping each other along; encouraging each other; making a few slips and laughing along the way.

Here are some of our recommendations for duet repertoire…

The Beginner – Lower Intermediate

The Intermediate

Advanced

Mixed ability

As mentioned in the foreword of The Joy of Piano Duets, Robert Schumman advised “Don’t omit any opportunity to play with others.” Happy playing!