This course is designed for people who would like to brush up on their music theory.
It will aim to cover the major topics found in the ABRSM grade 5 theory syllabus. But unlike ploughing through a book on your own, our tutor – David Hall (FRCO, MA Cantab) – will show you how music theory can be applied to your everyday playing, and how it can help you progress more quickly.
Dave will cover harmony, key signatures, intervals transposition and the finer details of notation. And he’ll bring it all to life using the the circle of 5ths, and show you how improvise harmonies and melodies using these same principles.
David Hall was recently described by the Sunday Times when they joined us on a Finchcocks piano course, as a “musical powerhouse”. This is him in action at one of our Saturday evening recitals in the main Hall of Finchcocks. For our Theory Course, Dave will perform favourite piano pieces and help you to analyse them using the various frameworks discussed during the day.
During the course, guests are welcome to try out each of our nine grand pianos in the vaulted cellars – to help put into practice what has been discussed in the group sessions.
If you aren’t sure whether this is the right course for you, or quite what your level is, please drop Jenny a line using the form below, or give here a ring on 01580 428080.
from £600 (inclusive of accommodation, tuition and all food and wine)