This course is designed for people who are between grade 8+ or working towards their diploma. It is also suitable for piano teachers.
We’re very lucky to have Melanie Spanswick as our Course Director for this weekend. Melanie is a composer, performer and writer and has run piano courses throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East.
Melanie’s sessions will cover some of the key topics that relate to the challenges faced by advanced players; exploring physical technique, developing sight-reading skills and creating a strategy for memorisation.
Physical flexibility is an important aspect of piano playing, and Melanie will be exploring ways of alleviating tension and stiffness whilst developing strong fingers. This will be done via a series of simple but useful exercises, both at and away from the instrument!
Each day typically 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.
For booking enquiries, please contact Jenny on 01580 428080 or fill in the form below.