Fergus Black

music teacher and performer


External Links for Pianists

Piano keyboard

Find a Piano Teacher on-line (including me!)

The Incorporated Society of Musicians - keeps a register of professional private music teachers, by location and instrument. I am also registered on the following sites:
The UK Piano Page

Free piano music on the Internet

If you want to know where to get free piano music on the internet, click Musica VIva. Free means that it is by composers who died 70 years ago, and in editions at least 25 years old, and is thus in the public domain, free from copyright. In a way I don't quite approve of these sites, not because I think we owe music publishers a living - we don't! - but because the editions are mostly, by definition, old, and have been superseded by more modern ones, not to mention the cleaner layout you will find in the better modern printed editions. It is one of the duties of a respectable performer to be playing from an accurate source. However, I use these sites all the time!

I think the best site for all out-of-copyright music is IMSLP. There is also a lot of piano music on the Sheet Music Archive, but it is now a subscription site.

The site Piano Street also has a large collection of public domain music - some is free, but most you have to pay for (2,500 pages at the last count) - all for only 36USD a year.

Also, Free Sheet Music Library has what looks like the complete piano music of Schubert, Schumann and Brahms in downloadable pdf. A great resource

The Chopin Collection site offers Waltzes, Preludes, Nocturnes etc. by Chopin (complete as far as I can see)

General Piano Resources Online

The Piano Education Page

Pianopedia is a search engine performing queries over a large database of classical piano works using flexible combinations of criteria (e.g. composer, composer nationality, title, duration, date of composition, key and mode)

Second-hand pianos

The UK Piano Page has an extensive listing
In my area, Stamford Music Shop has recently opened a Piano Showroom