Craig Ewens AGSM, Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) GSMD, FGMS, FISM

Member of Incorporated Society if Musicians, European Piano Teacher's Association.

I offer lessons on a one to one basis to all ages and levels from my studio in Belsize Park. I can teach all styles including jazz and pop, but am best at classical. I also offer music theory, general musicianship, keyboard harmony and can prepare pupils for exams at all levels where desired and appropriate (including diplomas, auditions, public performances/recitals) and particularly enjoy teaching adults (including beginners and re-starters) of all standards. I have been teaching privately for twenty five years, my aim is that all pupils enjoy their lessons, their playing, and make steady progress. Lessons by Skype are also possible now if desired or required. I'm a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, European Piano Teachers Association, and a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers. I studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the four year Performer's course from 1984 - 1988 and graduated with the AGSM, then (with scholarships from the Craxton trust and Worshipful Company of Musicians) for a further two years on the Advanced Solo Studies course and was awarded the Concert Recital Diploma GSMD (Premier Prix) in July 1990. I have given many solo recitals at St Martin in the Fields, St James's Piccadilly, the Barbican Centre, St John's Smith Square, the Purcell Room, and music societies throughout the UK. 

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  • Belsize Park, London NW3 4LX
    England
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Qualification: AGSM, Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) GSMD, FGMS, FISM

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Did You Know Piano Facts



Tuning Temperaments

How many piano tuning temperaments are there? There are countless variations, but most fall within three major categories;

1. Meantone, which generally concentrated the dissonance into a few unusable intervals (often called "wolf" intervals), so that the others could be Just. These are often called "restrictive" tunings, since there are certain intervals that are not usable. Good intervals are really good, bad ones are really bad. The Meantone era was approx. 1400-1700

2. Well-Temperament, which gives more consonance to the most often used keys, and more dissonance to the lesser used ones. Though not equal, these tunings are "non-restrictive" because all intervals can be used. The intervals range from Just to barely acceptable. Well-temperament refers to a genre, not a specific tuning. The Well-Tempered era is approx. 1700-1880.

3. Equal Temperament, which spreads the dissonance equally among all intervals. There is no difference in consonance or dissonance between any keys, thus, there are no good ones or bad ones. Equal temperament represents a complete average. Dates of its acceptance are debated, but there is ample evidence that it was widely available by 1900 and is the predominate tuning on keyboards, today. r.