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Join Margaret and some of Australia's finest performers, for her Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac, Album Launch concert in Sydney, August 19 at 2.30pm. For tickets click here.

In February 2018 Margaret was interviewed by presenter Dennis Koks on Vox FM 106.9 Many of her works ranging from orchestral works to jazz were aired during the session.

'Warm Winds in Havana' suite for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion, recorded in Cuba in 2015, has since been on air on many Jazz Radio programs around the world, including a feature on HRT Croatia in April 2017 and a number of times on ABC Classic FM in Australia 2018. ABRAZO compilation CD.

14th September 2017: Margaret travelled to Prague for a concert performance of her 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle by the Prague Mixed Chamber Choir and soloists in the concert hall of the Czech Music Museum. The choir also recorded the cycle for this year's latest release Margaret's Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac album.

The complete book of music and lyrics for the 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle is now available. Click here for details.

Three new art songs in the collection titled 'From the Mountains to the Sea' for Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone voice and piano are now available. View the page for From the Mountains to the Sea for details.

Sensations recorded in the Czech Republic by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra has been receiving a great deal of international airplay since it was released in May 2016. View the Performance and Recordings page for more information.

'Warm Winds in Havana' suite for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion, recorded in Cuba last year, has been on air on many Jazz Radio programs around the world and was featured on radio HRT Croatia on April 10th this year. ABRAZO compilation CD.

 

CONTEMPORARY PIANO METHOD

MAIN FEATURES OF THE CONTEMPORARY PIANO METHOD

PRIMER

  • Intervals up to the Fifth (jump)
  • Transposition to different hand positions
  • Timing Diagrams
  • Harmonic Intervals
  • Creative Work
  • Original, plus well-known material Duet parts. Words to songs. Theory included on each page.
  • Dexter drawings

BOOK1

  • Intervals up to the Octave
  • Transposition to all Major keys All Major Keys
  • Timing Diagrams all basic time-sigs. plus 5/4, 5/8
  • All Major chords (Primary Triads)
  • Analysis & use of Primary Triads in all types of music
  • Beginning of improvisation on chords
  • Original, popular, blues and classical material
  • Contemporary Organ Method. This follows closely the first half of the material in Contemporary Piano Method 1

BOOK 2

  • Larger Recognisable units & groups of intervals
  • Transposition to Major and Minor Keys. All Major and Minor keys. Timing Diagrams, 7/4, 7/8 Popular dance rhythms
  • Maj, Min, Dim, Aug, Sus4 All triads in Maj and Min keys. All standard 4-note chords. Analysis & use of above triads
  • Guided improvisation on chord progressions
  • Original material plus music from most periods and styles

BOOKS 3 AND 4

  • Interval reading in C Clef
  • Transposition to C Clef
  • Modes, Unusual scales etc. Odd-Times, free time etc.
  • Extended chords and altered chords. Analysis and use of above
  • Polyphony 20th Century writing techniques. Improvisation using elements covered in the method
  • Original material, plus standard 'classical' and jazz works

TITLES AVAILABLE

Contemporary Piano Method - Junior Primer

Contemporary Piano Method 1A

Contemporary Piano Method 1B

Contemporary Piano Method 2A

Contemporary Piano Method 2B

Contemporary Piano Method 3

Contemporary Piano Method 4

Contemporary Piano Method - 12 Timely Pieces

Contemporary Piano Method - VHS

Pictorial Pattern Keyboard Scales & Chords

"I have enjoyed going through the volumes very much and find that they are well organised, they have excellent follow through, are extremely attractive and I believe almost any piano teacher could make excellent use of the materials. I congratulate you on bringing these volumes to completion"

Dr Maurice Hinson - Senior Professor of Music - Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kentucky USA

"I really enjoyed reading through them....I appreciate greatly the way you have included jazz and contemporary rhythms and reading material in varied keys. I like the way you have given an orientation to the black notes in the scales - that is similar to the way I refer to keyboard topography and 'scale paths' in my book"

Harold Danko B.M.E. jazz pianist and music educator ( USA) author of the Illustrated Keyboard Method.