Obviously, your warm up is the first exercise of class. Whether you're playing for free work classes or for daily company classes - it is my belief that you should choose your warm up repertoire extremely carefully - depending on the standard of dancers you are playing for. Of course - your choice should always be inspiring!!
Every week we give away one free ballet track to download for 24 hours only. In addition to this I am going to be producing blog articles and downloads for ballet teachers and pianists.
These will include advice for pianists on phrasing, pedaling, melodies for certain exercises etc along with sheet music, some of which will be transcribed from CD releases and will be available to download for free. There will also be advice on students musicality, developing students understanding of music through the use of time signature, unnatural phrasing and physicalising musicality.
The latest collection to Modern Ballet Studio Melodies, "VOLUME 6" is currently being recorded. We are aiming to have this release online to instantly download via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and all the other usual online stores within the next few weeks. This latest CD will feature many well known melodies from Musical Theatre, Film and Pop.
I use your music daily and like it all. My personal favourite is volume 5, but the Modern Ballet Studio Melodies series is for everybody and is a wonderful inspiration in dance class. Many thanks and best wishes.