Piano with Sue Compton

Welcome to Playing the Piano with Sue Compton

Sue Compton
ABSM Piano Recital, ABSM Keyboard Teaching, Cert.Ed

(Previously Compton Piano Studio)

Playing the piano has been, and continues to be, a very strong influence in my life.  Looking back over decades of piano playing and practice, performing and teaching piano students of all ages, it would be impossible to count the thousands of hours I have spent sitting at a piano. What I do know is that it would be rather a lot!

Through this website I would like to share my experience as a pianist and piano teacher, offering piano resources, practice hints and tips, sheet music and much more.

I am currently adding pages to this website but here are a few to begin:

Music Theory

Music theory can be one of the most dreaded aspects of learning an instrument and while some piano students enjoy the challenge, many don’t!  Music theory is not as complicated as it first appears and in this website I aim to ease the strain of learning music theory by offering my own methods for remembering many music theory rules!  Music theory is a new section of this website so don’t forget to check back occasionally for more updates.  View Music Theory with Sue Compton Here

Joseph Weingarten
In memory of my piano teacher at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Joseph Weingarten 1911 – 1996

Piano Scales and Arpeggios

Despite the total and absolute usefulness of piano scales and arpeggios, they can be a bind to beginner and elementary piano students.  Oh no, not piano scales and arpeggios!  However, playing the piano and learning scales and arpeggios MUST go hand in hand if you want to reach a good standard of piano playing.  In this website, I aim to make the understanding and learning of scales and arpeggios as EASY as I possibly can.  View Piano Scales and Arpeggios Here

Also see: Why practise piano scales and how to practise them