I have been a pianist in an accompaniment role in Scottish Traditional music bands for eight years. I have been influenced and taught by top trad piano players such as Brian McAlpine (Session A9), Andy Thorburn (Blazin’ Fiddles) and David Milligan (The Unusual Suspects). I have also been fortunate to be able to pass of […]
RSAMD SCOTTISH PIANO ‘COLLECTIVE’ Minute of the BA Scottish Music Piano Staff and Student meeting held at held at 11am on Monday 29th June 2009 in the Concert Hall of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) Present: Dr. Joshua Dickson (only Initially to welcome all present) Mary McCarthy (Chair) James Ross Hamish […]
Click on the link below to read a description of the Suzuki Traditional Piano movement written by Mary’s former pupil Lauren Tait: An Exploration of the Suzuki Traditional Piano Movement- Lauren Tait 2011
Northern Irish Suzuki teacher Mary Hanna has compiled a map showing the geographical spread of those for whom Mary has been a Suzuki Piano Teacher Trainer.
Room 1.54 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has been dedicated the Ronald Stevenson Room, in honour of Ronald’s influence on the development of the piano within the RCS Traditional Music Department. Mary wrote: “When I started teaching piano on the new Traditional Music degree course, it was to Ronald I went, week in and […]
Scottish Suzuki Piano Course Little Ireland Arts Collective (LIAC) As part of the world-wide celebrations for “Irish Week”, which includes St. Patrick’s Day, Mary McCarthy is working with the Little Ireland Arts Collective to organise two Traditional music events in the Edinburgh Society of Musicians on the afternoons of 23-24 March 2019. Suzuki teacher training […]
The War to End All Wars is a concert of music and spoken word presented by peace charity Dove Tales and exploring successive wars, from World War One to the Iraq war and beyond.
Events in October and November 2018
Details of the Bridges concert series, 2017-2018
Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Dates in Spain and Latvia, 2018-2019