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By: Lewis Kesterton

The Pianist's Guide to Scale Mastery

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Scales and arpeggios can often be the biggest cause of frustration and boredom for even the most accomplished pianist. In this book, classical pianist and teacher Lewis Kesterton will help you develop a theoretical understanding of the scales you play, whilst offering practical and easy to follow ideas to help revolutionise your learning and help you improve scalic passages in all of your playing. After using the exercises in this book, you can expect to deliver far more confident, musical, and less boring scales and arpeggios!
Read detailed explanations of the theory behind your scales, giving you a better understanding of how many of the patterns in piano music are formed!
Explore the anthology of scales and arpeggios to discover a huge range of exciting and lesser-known scales. Use the detailed fingering suggestions to help you navigate the plethora of patterns!
Try out a wide variety of exercises to make your practice more interesting and reap higher rewards, with scannable links to demonstrative videos.

Lewis Kesterton is a classical pianist, teacher and writer. He commenced his formal studies in 2015 at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the guidance of Mark Bebbington and Katharine Lam. He has since studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire under the tutelage of Penelope Roskell, at the Royal College of Music with Mengyang Pan and City, University of London with Laura Roberts. In 2019, he was selected as the recipient of the John Ireland Trust Piano Prize, as well as receiving the second prize in the London College of Music’s Mona Blackman Competition.
Lewis often performs around the capital as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist and is in high demand as a teacher. Joining the faculty of a private music school in 2016, he began to develop his own pedagogical techniques, transferable across instruments and ensembles, and has studied music education extensively. Since then, he has taught in private music schools across the country, worked in music services, and runs a thriving private teaching practice, focusing mainly on adult learners and advanced young pianists in his studio in West London.
Lewis is currently a member of the piano teaching faculty at Morley College, The City Literary Institute and the Junior Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2023 he was appointed as a Trustee of the European Piano Teachers Association UK. He has a particular interest in working with students overcoming injuries and has a passion for helping nurture innovative, 21st-century musicians.

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