We are delighted to announce that Ben Abbotts, another very talented pianist has just joined us on a part time basis. We asked Ben to provide a short summary of his background in relation to the piano and he has a strong inetest in Jazz and Ragtime, so we now have a full team covering all the genres:
‘I have always been fascinated by the piano, as an instrument and as an object, and at the age of 11 I started to teach myself to play, sometimes using tutor books but mostly by ear. I have never taken a formal instrumental exam but I am now in my third year of study at Bath Spa University, studying for a BA in Music. My performance specialism is in ragtime and early jazz, though I play and sing a wide variety of music in various bands, ensembles and choirs. Among my favourite piano recordings are Glenn Gould’s Bach sessions and Joshua Rifkin’s recordings of classical ragtime.
Ben`s first day in the Bath piano showroom is on Thursday 29th November 2012, as he is self taught he relates very well to beginners through to advanced pianists alike, so do come down and say hello as we are all happy to help.