Leonie Thompson

Melbourne Piano Teacher and Pianist

Teaching Resources

Ongoing BOOK LIST to inform and inspire

Posted by leonie.thompson on July 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I am creating a list of music-related books that I've read, or plan to read. I will continue accumulating good reads, so please keep checking the blog!


Reading about pianists and composers is so inspiring - It's almost like getting to know them as a friend (well, almost). You can experience music as much more than practice each day. Reading about the composers, the musical periods, the music itself, and those astounding concert pianists (who are so interesting to learn about) will provide you with another world of music; a world that's rich in history and people and events and drama. It gets addictive.


Piano Lessons - Anna Goldsworthy

Wild Harmonies - Helene Grimaud

Am I too loud? - Gerard Moore

Among Friends - Geoffrey Parsons

An Exacting Heart - Jacqueline Kent

Try Whistling This - Andrew Ford

The Last Master (a fictional biography of Beethoven I / III) - John Suchet

Passion and Pain (a fictional biography of Beethoven II / III) - John Suchet

Passion and Glory (a fictional biography of Beethoven III / III) - John Suchet

Australian Pianists - Martin Comte

The Inner Game of Music - Barry Green with W. Timothy Gallwey

Elementary Training for Musicians - Paul Hindemith

An Exacting Heart The story of Hephzibah Menuhin - Jacqueline Kent

Music For Piano A Short History - F. E. Kirby

Essay on the True Art of Playng Keyboard Instrument - C. P. E. Bach


to be continued...


Categories: Food for Musical Thought

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