All études in this volume of Melodic Piano Études (Vol.2) can be practised as piano recital pieces as well as exam pieces. This volume of études is for upper elementary level or any higher level piano students. All études were written, rearranged and composed by Vivien de Laak in the year of 2022. In this volume of Melodic Piano Études (Vol. 2), “The Christmas Specials”, you can find many variations on the following well-known Christmas pieces those are in the public domain: (1) Jingle Bells (2) Oh Little Town of Bethlehem (3) Auld Lang Syne (4) The 12 Days of Christmas (5) Silent Night (6) We Wish You A Merry Christmas (7) Canon in D Each étude in this book has its own music patterns, melodic lines, dynamic and articulation. The lines of scale, arpeggios or triplets in the pieces can be used separately for finger and technical exercises.
Vivien de Laak gained her ABRSM qualifications in Hong Kong and London before she started teaching piano. This piano book “The Christmas Specials” with 15 melodic Christmas études is one of her music publications in the year of 2022. Vivien has wide experience as a piano teacher in schools and music institutes in Asia and Europe. Vivien de Laak is not only a piano teacher but also an author, professional photographer and filmmaker.