CJ Hazel

Composer/Pianist/Singer/Publisher/Educator

I'm a freelance musician with an interest in all kinds of music old and new. Since graduating in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in Music from the University of Nottingham, I've been working in a diverse range of musical areas including theatre, choral, jazz, rock, pop and music education.

Here you can find some of my projects.


New Horizons for Piano - Book One

A book project aimed at reintroducing works by historic women composers into piano education. Following research into their role in the development of keyboard composition and educational publishing.

New Horizons for Piano offers a modern take on piano music for early grades by presenting music written by historic woman composers along with their musical biographies. In addition to being highly acclaimed composers and performers, some of these artists contributed huge resources to the art of piano teaching, resources whose historical significance and practical utility are only now being realised. This collection brings together fifteen pieces from the late 17th to the early 20th century which have been carefully selected to cover a wide range of piano styles and their various musical and technical challenges. The perfect addition to any course of piano study.

Picture of New Horizons Front Cover Picture of New Horizons Back Cover

Book one is aimed at grades 2-3 and is available now priced at £10.

It is currently available at the following stores:

Miller MusicCambridge PianoforteHeffers
12 Sussex Street 10-12 Kings Hedges Rd 20 Trinity Street
Cambridge Cambridge Cambridge
CB1 1PW CB4 2PA CB2 1TY

You can also order copies directly from me. If you order one copy, postage is free to anywhere in the UK. If you require multiple copies please email me for a shipping quote.

Email: info@cjhazel.co.uk

Book two, grades 4-6, will be available soon.


New Horizons for Piano
- musical presentation by CJ Hazel

A talk about keyboard repertoire by historic women composers from the late 17th to the early 20th century. With live performances this presentation explores their major works and piano teaching materials whose historical significance and practical utility are now being realised.