THREE DAY ADVANCED COURSE
We’re very lucky to have secured the services of three of the most talented and engaging piano teachers in the land, for our first ever three day course for advanced players.
Graham Fitch, will be opening the course with his incredibly useful insights into practice strategies. Graham makes the point that the way to progress as quickly as possible is not just to practice more, but more importantly, it is to practice more effectively. Graham has a huge social media following, and will be serving up his hugely popular tips on practising and advanced technique throughout the course.
We’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t suffer from some nervousness before they play in front of a group, and for many of us, the anxiety we feel when we play in front of others can render our pieces unrecognisable! Lucinda Mackworth-Young is an internationally recognised authority on the psychology of performance, helping both professional and amateur musicians conquer their nerves and play to the best of their abilities.
When we recently surveyed nearly 400 advanced pianists, more than half of them said one of their key developmental priorities was to improve their skills of improvisation. And it’s amazing how many very good pianists sit in front of the piano and can’t play a single note unless they have music in front of them. Lucinda has designed a session to tackle this head on and get you playing without your books.
Dave Hall was recently described by the Sunday Times as a “a musical powerhouse… swing, jazz, funk – there’s no style he can’t nail”. He’s also a fellow of the Royal College of Organists, so his baroque is not too shabby either. Dave will be running a session designed to introduce classical players to jazz, and another session on methods for improving sight-reading.
Dave and Graham will also be running masterclass sessions on repertoire, and for anyone interested in taking exams (or indeed teaching students taking exams), we’ll be running a session on how examiners mark exams and how to get a distinction.
This course is designed for people who have reached an advanced level (grade 7+) standard and are actively playing. Piano teachers and people studying towards diplomas are most welcome, and will find this course particularly useful. In addition to our group sessions, there is time for private practice on one of our beautiful acoustic grand pianos and everyone will have the opportunity to take a 30 minute individual consultation from one of our three magnificent teachers.
For booking enquiries, please contact Emma on 01580 428080 or fill in the form below.
Three day course