What the students say!

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A breath of fresh air!

Keith Sharp’s creations are a breath of fresh air. The tunes are delightfully original, the melodies charming and the orchestrations sensitive to the needs of young players. I use Keith’s compositions year after year because they are musically and educationally sound and my students love playing them. I applaud Keith’s imaginative scoring and sense of adventure in creating music of varied styles from rollicking fiddle music to lyrical and even mystical offerings. There is something for every taste and occasion.KatherineTrent
St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School

What a pleasure!

What a pleasure it was to play all of Keith Sharp's pieces recently for his CD! The music is tuneful, witty and refreshing and displays the composer's ease in both traditional and folk string writing. 
Most striking, however, is Keith's rare ability to incorporate his keen understanding of important pedagogic principles into compositions that are instantly appealing to teachers and students alike. 
Bravo Keith!
Dr Nicole Hammill
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Queensland Conservatorium of Music

Well orchestrated!

A Noble Entrance
Charming melodies, interesting harmonies, nice parts for all sections.
Bandicoot Scoot
Delightful tune, well orchestrated; would be fun to play; melody nicely contrasted with countermelody and bass line; a study in bow strokes (spiccato).
The Abbey
Lovely Tunes, mellow harmonies; pleasant duets between sections.
Crocodile Hornpipe
Melody in viola and cello with spiccato in other parts and easy double stops in violins 1 & 2; melody and countermelody; very cleverly written for all parts.
Australian Strings Association Queensland

How exiting it must be!

How exciting it must be to start learning a stringed instrument today when there are inspired string teachers such as Keith Sharp. Keith demonstrates a thorough understanding of technical and musical needs of the beginning string orchestra player in his string orchestra compositions.
Keith's string orchestra pieces are imaginative yet practical. They follow a wide range of contrasting styles whilst giving practical consolidation of developing skills. Titles such as 'Salty Sailor's Song', ' Bushwhacker Stomp', 'Riders of Rohan', 'Dwarf March' and 'Crocodile Hornpipe', are some of the appealing titles with a genuine Australian flavour.
A feeling of enjoyment and achievement must be reached by every child who plays these pieces. What more could a string teacher want?
Elizabeth Morgan, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Past National President of AUSTA

Every piece artistic!

Keith Sharp's string orchestra pieces are educational .. but more than that, every piece is artistic! A true musical experience for every player. 
Wonderfully crafted music enhancing the resonance of every instrument. This music really allows every ensemble to experience the most beautiful of string orchestra timbres at any level. 
All of my ensembles' members enjoy performing and rehearsing Keith's pieces. My primary ensembles would happily play "Dwarf March" or "A Salty Sailor's Song" at every rehearsal!
Andrea Messenger
Director Western Suburbs String Orchestra, Brisbane
Past President of AUSTA Qld


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