The Museletter — purpose

10 tips for taming the music exam monster

Posted by Peta van Drempt on

  I used to hate music exams. I mean, I loved when I did well in them, but I hated almost everything else about them. And when I didn't do well, it sucked. It made it feel like the whole thing had been a waste of time. I didn't get the validation I wanted after all that hard work I had put in, and it really put me on a downer.Looking back, there were so many things I could have done to make music exams a more fun and positive experience. I could have been so much more empowered, but...

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Starting out

Posted by Peta van Drempt on

  Starting something can be scary. Exhilarating. Disconcerting. Breathtaking. Enlivening. Paralysing.I wanted to start a blog for my website, Peta’s Piano, but had no idea what to write. What would people want to read? What do I know or care enough about to put into words?Months passed by and I kept making recordings, planning and building the catalogue, and in the process I was struck with a potential idea for the website's subtitle: ‘Accompanying you on your musical journey.’ Then things started falling into place. I make piano accompaniment recordings because I want to join people in their pursuit of...

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