This course is designed for people who are at grade 8 standard or working towards their diploma. It is also suitable for piano teachers.
We’re very lucky to have Charlotte Tomlinson as our Course Director for this weekend.
Charlotte’s theme for the weekend course will be “Freedom in piano playing”; covering some of the key topics that relate to the challenges faced by advanced players; conquering nerves, healthy technique and injury prevention.
Charlotte will explore the importance of body awareness and how it can help play with a rich core sound. She’ll explore the mechanics of arms, wrists and fingers and how good technique can help achieve tension free trills, even tone and beautiful staccato.
In her final group session, Charlotte will discuss tension, aches and pains; why pianists should watch out for them, and what they can do to make sure they remain free of injuries.
Each day starts with a workshop in the Finchcocks cellars. Techniques are discussed, demonstrated and developed with everyone encouraged to participate. No preparation is required, and the exercises will be carefully adapted to the particular experience level of each participant.
Shortly afterwards, we convene for a masterclass in the recital room, which provides the chance to play your chosen repertoire in an informal setting in front of the group.
In the afternoons, there is time for private practice on one of our beautiful acoustic grand pianos including our new Steinway and we’ll schedule an individual 30 minute private lesson with Charlotte.
For booking enquiries, please contact Jenny on 01580 428080 or fill in the form below.