William Sloane on receiving a second award at the Ramsbottom Music Festival Gala Concert.

William Sloane on receiving a second award at the Ramsbottom Music Festival Gala Concert.



Ramsbottom Music Festival Gala Concert 2017
Both W. S. and R. S. were asked to perform at this year's Gala Concert on 18th March.
 
R... will be going on to represent Ramsbottom Festival in the Emanuel Trophy in London in April this year. W...... was also presented with  the 'Most Promising Pianist between Gd. 6-8 Award', and has been asked to play at the North-West Regional Championships in September this year.
Ramsbottom Music Festival March 2017.
Well done to all my students that took part in the Ramsbotton Music Festival on Saturday 11th March - I was really impressed and proud of them all with the performances they gave. Below are just some of the prizewinners! 
 
R... S.... on Winning the  Solo Piano Open Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017

R... S.... on Winning the Solo Piano Open Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017

W...... S..... on Winning the Grade 8 Piano Solo Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017

W...... S..... on Winning the Grade 8 Piano Solo Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017

L... G......  on getting second place in the  Piano Solo Open Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017 playing Ravel's Sonatine.

L... G...... on getting second place in the Piano Solo Open Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017 playing Ravel's Sonatine.

W......  S..... and L... G...... on Winning the Piano Duet Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017

W...... S..... and L... G...... on Winning the Piano Duet Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017

J.....  A......  on Winning the Grade 4 Piano Solo Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017

J..... A...... on Winning the Grade 4 Piano Solo Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017

L... J........  on getting Third Prize in the Grade 2 Piano Solo Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017

L... J........ on getting Third Prize in the Grade 2 Piano Solo Class at Ramsbottom Music Festival 2017

Junior Composer of the Year 2017 - Bolton School
Well done again to Matthew Settle for winning the Junior Composer of the Year award at Bolton School for the second year running with his composition Winter Prelude. Matthew has been studying piano and composition with me for two years.

 
M...... S......  - winner of the Junior Young Composer of the Year 2017 at Bolton School.

M...... S...... - winner of the Junior Young Composer of the Year 2017 at Bolton School.

Music Scholarship for Emma at Oxford University
February 2017 - Year 1 Geography student at Oxford University Emma Carter receives notification of winning the Music Scholarship at Keble College.

February 2017 - Year 1 Geography student at Oxford University Emma Carter receives notification of winning the Music Scholarship at Keble College.

Well done to E... C..... being awarded the Keble College Music Scholarship at Oxford University. E... had to audition in front of the Warden, the Director of Music and the President of Keble College Music Society, and as part of the award, has to perform regularly at recitals in college and will  have to do a solo recital at some point this academic year. E... received £200 prize money and two free meals per week as part of the award too! E... studied piano with me for some six years gaining a diploma in July 2016.

 

Just some of the outstanding achievers of 2016
Celebrating success with some of Stephen's students - section winners from Ramsbottom Music Festival 2016 along with Young Musician of the Year and Junior Young Composer of the Year at Bolton School.

Celebrating success with some of Stephen's students - section winners from Ramsbottom Music Festival 2016 along with Young Musician of the Year and Junior Young Composer of the Year at Bolton School.

Congratulations to the following students in their musical endeavours. Firstly, N.... W....... in winning Senior Young Musician of the Year at Bolton School 2016 performing Dave Grusin's Ray's Blues - N.... has studied piano with me for five years achieving Gd. 8 before leaving to electronic engineering at Imperial College London. L... S........, winning the Gd.6 piano class and overall festival winner at Ramsbottom Music Festival, E... G..., F........ C... and R... S.... winning the Gd. 8, Gd. 4 and Open piano classes at Ramsbottom Music Festival and finally M...... S....., winning Junior Young Composer of the Year at Bolton School with his composition Calypso Matt!