Autumn 2017 brings a significant change of direction for me as I embark on a two-year MSc at the Royal College of Music, studying Performance Science.
The science and psychology of performance has become a growing area of interest for me, developing from when I learnt how to be a performer myself in my late 40s. Numerous conversations and interviews with professional musicians – and specifically concert pianists – and much time spent observing musicians at work in concerts and masterclasses – has fueled my interest in this relatively new area of musical study and I am excited at the opportunity to explore it in more depth. I hope to be able to share my discoveries via this blog, but my academic commitments may also mean that I might not have as much time to devote to the blog…..
So, this is a call for guest posts to help keep the content of this site vibrant and interesting and regularly updated. Suggested topics for guest posts include:
- Concert, CD reviews
- Opera reviews
- Book and DVD reviews (musically-related)
- Articles on piano technique, repertoire, performing and teaching
- Musicians’ health and well-being
- General musings on musical subjects
If you are a blogger yourself, contributing to other blogs is a great way of bringing your writing to a wider audience (and this blog has an average readership of c25,000 per month). I can’t offer any payment, but I can promise your writing will be shared across my social media networks – over 7500 followers in total.
If you would like to contribute a guest post, please use the Contact Page to get in touch initially
I look forward to hearing from you
Notes for guest writers
Suggested word limit – 1000-2000 words
I’m happy to include pictures, video and audio clips and links to other sites.
When you submit your article please include a brief biography and a link to your own website/blog, if relevant
Please note that articles which obviously advertise products or contain embedded marketing links will not be considered