Michael Harvey is proud to continue the diminishing tradition of composer pianists such as Liszt and Rachmaninov. Harvey has composed, transcribed and arranged an increasing oeuvre of over 100 works for piano, including numerous virtuoso pieces for small hands.
The Eccentric Piano Student is the second piece Harvey wrote especially for small hands. The title of this piece was influenced by a rather eccentric student who often rebelled against the stylistic features of the classical period. This student and his rebellious nature inspired Harvey to compose a piece in the Neo-Classical style. The study of this piece will contribute to a technique that can take a student’s ability from about Grade 3 to Grade 6 level.