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Melanie Spanswick is a classical pianist, author, teacher, presenter, and adjudicator. A graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, Melanie studied with Patricia Carroll, Tatiana Sarkissova, and John Lill. Whilst at the RCM she won many prizes including the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff prize for ‘the most outstanding postgraduate pianist of the year’ and she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Performance Studies. Melanie has performed in many of the major UK concert halls, has made a solo recording and has broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2, CBC Radio, Swedish and Spanish Television. Festival appearances have included Cheltenham, Windsor, Southwark, Prussia Cove, Guelph (Ontario, Canada) and the International Liszt Festival in Hamilton (Ontario, Canada). Piano teaching posts have included Reading University and the Royal College of Music Junior Department. She has examined for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and currently adjudicates for the British and International Federation of Festivals. Melanie has her own blog site, The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog, where she regularly interviews eminent concert pianists live on camera in her Classical Conversations Series, and she has also written an acclaimed piano guide, So You Want To Play The Piano? She writes regular articles and columns for several magazines including the Piano Professional (EPTA) and Pianist Magazine.