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  • 18 Feb 2020

    Learn how to get the best out of your next recording session

    Top 10 Tips for Recording Piano

    Piano Recording Studio London brings a new post which has been recently published on WKMT Blog. In which you will learn the top tips for your next grand piano recording session.

    Thomas Rickerby, our Sound Engineer and Music Producer

    The person in charge of the main events in which we take part, and also the ones organised by WKMT London piano studios. The person in charge of the audio recording and set-up of the recording sessions, either in the studios and in the venues where we record.

    He has written from his own perspective for all those students of advanced level and professional who are planning to record themselves on a grand piano.

    People who never had the chance to be recorded for them to better understand how it works and what they should do and know beforehand.

    Written for all those new on this matter

    When you book a recording session in London you book for the venue or studio, as well as the professionals who are in charge.

    It is not usually very easy to afford in terms of prices and budget, so it would be better for you to have it all ready beforehand and go to the recording knowing how it works and what to do.

    That way, you would get the best out of your performance for your recording. Obviously you will have time to repeat sections and passages until you get them the way you like, but being confident with the process and the way you should work on it, it would help you to go through in a successful and easier way.

    Focusing on playing the piece (s) properly, and not being distracted with other tasks.

    This way you can organize yourself before the session, with the right procedures and practice, and play the piece or pieces the best way possible.

    Clicking on the link aforementioned…

    With the real title of the full article, you will access to it that way you could understand his ideas and the tips listed from one to ten. You will also be able to watch some videos recorded by ourselves at WKMT Studios.

    Overall, try to relax and enjoy the moment!

    Haydn piano concerto Hob XVIII 4 played by Juan Rezzuto in London in 2019
    Recorded by us, audio and video
  • 19 Nov 2019

    Recording Mozart and Joseph Haydn famous concertos

    Classical concerts by WKMT

    Piano Recording Studio London has been called to record a new concert in March 2020. The first project in the new year 2020.

    From 6.30 pm, in the usual WKMT concert venue, St. Cuthbert’s church, Earls Court, London.

    We are still recovering from the Music Festival that happened on 23rd November 2019 by WKMT. In which all the students will be performing their best pieces in front of the audience. It was such a success since it was only for selected students, and they managed to fit fifty performers in the programme.

    It was indeed a great experience as always. In case you haven’t been in any before, it is the busiest event for the studio. This is part of the famous piano programme proposed by the famous studio for their students taking piano lessons for beginners and advanced level too. It is such a great opportunity for all those willing to play in front of an audience, and experience what it really means, what you can really feel when playing for someone or in an event such as this. It is an experience that you will never forget.

    But we are here to talk about a different matter. About a great music event happening in London on March 28th. So well, there we will be. We will be in the same place thanks to the piano studio which allows us to do what we love.

    What is the concert?

    Well, this time, they have designed such an interesting programme in which Haydn and Mozart will be “gathered”.

    • W.A. Mozart – Violin concerto Number 1

    Paola Delucchi + WKMT Ensemble

    • J. Haydn – Piano concerto Number 7 from Hoboken XVIII

    Juan Rezzuto + WKMT Ensemble

    It looks like a very interesting programme since two of the most famous concerts by these two Maestros will be played for the audience. Also, these two professional musicians won’t disappoint us at all. We are sure of it.

    We are now working in the mixing and edition of the last concert of Juan Rezzuto and Paola Delucchi, the famous double piano and violin concerto of Joseph Haydn too.

    Such a beautiful concert played by a first violin, the piano, plus three more violins, one cello, one viola and one double bass. It sounded absolutely pretty. Can’t wait to post it to make you all witness of it.

    In case you are looking for a classical concert beginning of 2020, do not hesitate and join us on the 28th. You will fall in love with this concert.

  • 29 Oct 2019

    A new recording project with West Kensington Music Team

    Music recitals in London

    London Recording Studio has a new project this Autumn edition.

    WKMT, the famous studio for piano lessons in London, has just released the next edition of their bi-annual music festivals. For all those who usually read our posts, must be already aware of them. For the new ones, well, WKMT organises music recitals only performed by students. Students from all levels and ages are gathered together to show on the stage of St Cuthbert’s what they learned so far. Presenting their skills in piano performance.

    These editions are part of a complete music learning programme cautiously elaborated by Maestro Juan Rezzuto, founder and director of the studio.

    For him, there is no full learning process if it doesn’t include a performance in front of the audience. Because at the end of the day we can just memorise a piece and play it for ourselves and teachers. But how does it feel performing it in front of an audience? Are they able to manage the stress and nerves while playing the piece flawlessly?

    The below should be part of the learning process of any musical instrument, as there some essential skills within that experience that are only developed when performing in public. Indeed, it sounds terrific, but you should do it in order to progress properly on your musical instrument. In Argentina and Spain, as well as Italy, there is no other option than just performing at least once in a year in order to submit a completed study plan.

    So, if this is your case, that you are learning but you are still missing that part of the process, do not hesitate and contact WKMT using the link aforementioned. They will have an allowance for non-members of the studio to make them part of it too. So go for it!

    It will be an event that you won’t forget. You could bring family and friends too to bring them to your experience. We will also be there to record the whole event and performances professionally, so get dressed properly and start putting the piece together!

  • 30 Jun 2019

    Next Piano Recording Projects in London

    WKMT Classical concerts in London

    Piano Recording Studio London is now organising new dates for this Autumn edition proposed by WKMT London Piano Studio.

    The famous piano studio has provided to WKMT Musicians and Juan Rezzuto with new dates this Autumn edition to perform in London Haydn piano concertos from the repertoirse Hob XVIII by the great Maestro.

    Juan Rezzuto, in his adventure of performing all Haydn piano concertos, has happily proposed himself to occupy these dates for new beautiful piano concertos. In this Spring edition, Juan Rezzuto with WKMT Ensemble has performed the number IV and number XI. First one in London, and the second one in Sintra, Portugal with the Portuguese Orchestra formed by musicians from the National Theatre and the Symphony orchestra. Both of us recorded by us. We are still working in the video of the number 11, so as soon as we have, we will share it with you all.

    This new edition comes with the concertos by the Maestro Haydn from the same Hobokken. The numbers will be: VI, III and VIII.

    • Hob XVIII:6 Double violin and piano concerto by Haydn. On the 28th of September from 6.30 pm. Played by Juan Rezzuto, Paola Delucchi violin and WKMT Ensemble.
    • Hob XVIII:3 Piano concerto by Haydn. On the 26th of October from 6.30 pm. Played by Juan Rezzuto and WKMT Ensemble.
    • Hob XVIII:8 Piano concerto by Haydn. On the 7th of December from 6.30 pm. Juan Rezzuto with WKMT Ensemble. On this date, we also will be recording another concert: Mozart Violin Concerto No 1, played by Paola Delucchi and WKMT Ensemble.

    If you are looking for some beautiful classical concerts in London by professional musicians, do not hesitate to join WKMT ones. We definitely recommend them to anyone fan of classical music.

    All the dates will be in St Cuthbert’s church, Earls Court, London.

  • 30 Apr 2019

    The new Music Festival is almost here

    IX LONDON PIANO FESTIVAL

    Piano Recording Studio London proudly releases the new date of a fantastic performing and recording opportunity in London this June.

    As you might be aware of, we are happy sponsors of WKMT Music Festivals. Editions happening twice a year in which we give the opportunity to several piano students to show what they are able to play. Professional performances on a stunning Yamaha Grand piano CFX, in a listed venue, for a fabulous audience. Drinks and food catering is also always provided along with the festival to all the guests and performers.

    A truly joyful date in which music and passion gather together to make a beautiful event-day. Piano students of all levels and ages will have their chance to shine on stage for a day. For their colleagues, friends, parents and the rest of the audience.

    We truly love these editions organised the famous London Piano Studio WKMT, as it means a lot for all the students and their relatives for being able to participate and attend to this show in which education and love are the main engines.

    Here below you could watch the trailer we made from the previous festival VIII Edition last November. Thanks to the enormous success we all got in that Festival, we had to chose a different location. Bigger venue, more spaces and muuuuuch better piano. Sorry for the lack of grammar in the latter, but we must confess that the new piano in the new venue is such a powerful machine. We are sure everyone will love to perform on it.

    We are now arranging all needed for this edition. June 15th the entire day in St Cuthbert’s church, Earls Court London. We all have a date. So do not hesitate to join us, either as a performer or guest. You can find more details by clicking on the link aforementioned.

    WKMT Festival 17.11.2018

    Remember that every year, WKMT organises such events. Join themto fully understand what perform means in front of the audience. Our sound engineer, Tom Rickerby, has recently written an article for the studio in order to make all the students aware of some great and helpful tips on how to perform live if it is your first time.

  • 17 Apr 2019

    Recording a Baroque performance in London

    Baroque Concert

    Piano Recording Studio London invites you all to a new special experience in London. WKMT Piano lessons London has just organised a new Baroque programme for this 27th of April as part of its monthly classical concert editions.

    Obviously, and thankful for this, we are in charge of the recording of the whole concert, and indeed, it is such a special occasion. Why? Well, it is the first time for us in which we will be entirely in charge of a professional recording of mainly Baroque pieces. Particularly, this concert means such a great challenge as the Baroque music is played on a harpsichord, rather on a piano as usual we do.

    This little and cute Italian harpsichord available in St Cuthbert’s church, owned by the harpsichordist Avelino Vazquez, has a lower and softer sound compared to the piano, and the set up it is different than on the piano. Basically, we should use other mics and place them in a different position, out of the instrument. Remember on the piano, the mics are attached to the inner structure, close to the strings. In this case, there is no place to attach the mics, so we should place it on a tripod facing the centre of the instrument, where the “roseton” is.

    We also need to make the set up for the strings trio: two violins and a cello, as well as a Soprano who will be singing beautiful Arias accompanied by the full ensemble.

    Indeed, such a beautiful repertoire and performance, we are sure of it. So if you are looking for an event such as this in London, do not hesitate to join us on the 27th from 7.00 pm. For all the details, click on the link aforementioned. You will fall in love with Baroque music, in case you haven’t yet.

  • 05 Apr 2019

    A helpful movement for piano players

    Wrist Piano Movement

    One of the delicate topics for piano teachers, commonly, is the challenge to explain the intricacies of the mechanics of the different piano techniques to their students, especially in passages that contain staccato notes (detached notes) or staccato scales, something that is included, for example, in the ABRSM syllabus from Grade 6 and higher grades as well.

    Staccato or detached notes can be quite complex in any piano tuition session, as demands from the student accuracy but at the same time, complete relaxation. A task that can become truly unworkable without the proper technique. The approach of this technique must be taken from the very beginning in a very clear-cut and precise way, otherwise, this will produce lots of setbacks in the student’s progress.

    It is of utmost importance to know where this movement truly begins, as Maestro Juan Rezzuto explains in his article:

    “Even though the wrist movement is “seen” to be happening at a “wrist level,” the muscles responsible for moving the wrist are not located on the wrist. The muscle which is eminently in charge of the activation of the wrist movement -shaking- is the brachialis. The latter happens indirectly. The brachialis produces flexion of the elbow; it is this flexion of the elbow which moves the forearm which, at the same time, amplifies the movement as a lever compelling the wrist to move or shake”

    The movement itself

    Setting up the right position of the hand and wrist is fundamental. As the wrist needs to be “lifted.”

    In that sense, we will structure the movement in two different and smaller elements. Firstly, a “negative” movement which involves flexing the wrist, so the fingers are set further from the surface of the keys.

    All these steps should be carefully done and thanks one more time to the Scaramuzza technique, the piano progress will be guaranteed!

    Make sure you use this and more movements from a special and famous piano technique for your future piano recording sessions in London.

  • 24 Mar 2019

    Vocal Recording Sessions

    Helpful Singing Tips

    Are you a vocal professional looking for a recording studio for your works? Are you a student or amateur looking for professional advice?

    For any of both questions, this post will help you well.

    Recording Studio London is usually helping professionals/students like you record their portfolio and performances either in audio and video in our studio in West Kensington, London, UK.

    Lately, thanks to WKMT London Piano Studio and Pianist AID, we are also recording concerts in London. Concerts in which professionals and amateurs musicians perform in St. Cuthbert’s church open to the public, and which are fully recorded by us, either video and audio, getting superb results. You can see previous concerts in our last posts.

    Recently, we are looking for singers who would like to join us all for great opportunities in London to perform in front of the audience on a date provided by WKMT. With this opportunity, you will be able to perform in London as you might have wished, as well as being recorded professionally taking part in your future portfolio of performances.

    In case you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us by emailing [email protected] Send your request, helpful details and videos of your previous performances in case you have any. We will look into it and we will answer you as soon as possible.

    In the meantime, we took the chance of sharing a post recently published on WKMT Blog about singing and vocal coaching which we found quite helpful for all those students and amateur to keep on improving and developing their inner artists.

    In this article, one of the coaches at WKMT brings some great tips and advice about some of the trending topics right now around singing. So go to the link aforementioned and enjoy this great post. As well as letting us know if you would like to perform any soon with us in London.

  • 24 Feb 2019

    New series of articles by our Music Producer

    New series of articles by our Music Producer.

    New series of articles by our Music Producer.

    ANALYSING THIS CONCEPT WITH WKMT LONDON.

    MUSIC PRODUCTION – PART I

    MUSIC PRODUCTION – PART II

    MUSIC PRODUCTION – PART III

    MUSIC PRODUCTION – PART IV

    MUSIC PRODUCTION – PART V

    MUSIC PRODUCTION – PART VI

    MUSIC PRODUCTION – FINAL PART

    WKMT London Music Studio brings a new article to its blog. We considered it quite useful for all our readers and followers interested in the topic.

    Thomas Rickerby, our usual Music producer for our piano recording sessions, has recently written a new series of articles. Based on three different parts with which he will go through with the full explanation of Music Production. Thomas has been with London Piano Recording Studio for the last two years, and we thank him for his hard work and commitment. Our customers usually end up very happy with the results gotten by Thomas. He is fully committed to music production, something that he also usually goes for even for himself and his own rock band.

    In the first part of this series, he explains mainly what music production is, its importance and uses nowadays, as well as the main names that represent this new subject. In the second part, he goes deeper into the details of this subject and explains the main systems used. The advantages and disadvantages of each and some more interesting concepts to bear in mind when learning music production, including explaining videos. We must confess that music production learners have increased lately. Not only the students but also the people inquiring for music producers to work on their music pieces.

    We strongly suggest you all read the full articles. Check the chapters by clicking on the links aforementioned. Learn more about music production with WKMT and Thomas Rickerby.

    Ps. Our IX WKMT Music Festival is getting ready for June 2019, do not miss this great opportunity of performing and watching performances in London in a beautiful venue such as St. Cuthbert’s church. For many more events like this, visit WKMT website.

  • 17 Feb 2019

    Haydn Concerto – Concert Recording Session

    Haydn piano concerto Hob XVIII in London

    Here we are again. Proud and glad of releasing our next recording request of what is going to be such a good opportunity in London.

    We repeat with WKMT and Maestro Rezzuto in their new adventure. This time, they keep on organising new Haydn piano concertos in London, so there we will be.

    This time, the Maestro will be performing Haydn piano concerto in G Hob XVIII:4 accompanied by WKMT Ensemble. Like the previous concerts, however, this time, the ensemble got bigger, and they have new strings added to the full ensemble. We must confess all Haydn concertos organised by WKMT were a complete success, counting on above a hundred guests enjoying the beautiful and fabulous versions this great pianist gives to the Haydn works.

    Last time, December 2018, the team played the Hob XVIII:10. Such a special and unique short piano concerto Haydn composed. The ocasion perfect for us to record, as we did. Below we post the final video for WKMT. And this time, we will be back with lights, cameras, tripods and all the equipment needed to immortalise that moment and then share it with you all guys.

    In case you would like to join this beautiful concert, click on the link aforementioned and check all the details as well as how to book the tickets. You just need to call 02071014479 for more info too. Everyone will be treated with some performance as surprise right after the concert. Do not miss it out and join us!

    Piano Recording Studio London recommends this Haydn concerto in London.

    March 30th 2019

    From 6.30 pm

    At St Cuthbert’s Church, 50 Philbeach gardens, SW5 9EB Earls Court London.