Music Matters Blog

News, ideas and advice on the world of music and music education

Navigating the Course Options at Music Matters

If you have had a chance to explore the Music Matters website you will be aware of the many exciting options open to you. The purpose of this blog is to help navigate a way through which courses might be most useful to you and how you might most effectively navigate from one course to another....


Should I Buy an Acoustic Piano or a Digital Piano?

I’m lucky enough to own a beautiful Steingraeber grand piano, which is an absolute joy to play and fabulous too for accompanying and for teaching. Previously I owned a Yamaha C5 grand that was worth every penny and in the past I’ve been well served by Yamaha U3 Uprights that proved to be...


Are Hanon Exercises Useful?

The subject of Hanon exercises raises mixed reactions in the piano world but for those who express reservations there are many more who see huge benefits. Yes, the exercises are based on repetitive sequential patterns so maybe they are a little boring and lacking something expressively. On the...


Welcome to the new Music Matters website!

Today Music Matters is pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved website. This change offers a host of improvements that will allow us to create even better courses and a site that will be much easier for you to use. Here is a run-down of just some of the new features, as well as a...