Retreat weekend with Beatrice Nicholas – mixed ability

Fancy a UK based, luxury weekend away in a grade 1 listed country manor, surrounded by grand pianos? Our piano retreat is designed for anyone who just wants a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It would suit those who want a bit of time away to practise, or to fall...

How to practise weekend with Andrew Eales – mixed ability

We're really excited to be welcoming piano educator Andrew Eales to lead his first course at Finchcocks and start 2025 off with an interactive dive into his highly acclaimed practice guide How to practise. On How to practise by Andrew Eales "The essential, pocket-sized companion for every musician. Accessible and authoritative, How to Practise Music is...

3-day Upper Intermediate course with Florian Mitrea

Upper intermediate players have a treat in store with three days' learning from the wonderful Florian Mitrea. Immerse yourself in piano heaven packed full of piano lessons, classes and concerts. But first, start your day with an interactive presentation involving slides, demonstrations, and exercises to set your theme for the day. 21330|https://www.finchcocks.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_6341_ERC-1024x682.jpg|large During your stay,...

19th century piano technique & the romantics weekend with Daniel Grimwood – mixed ability – WAITING LIST

Developed by the esteemed 19th century pianist Ignaz Moscheles and pedagogue François-Joseph Fétis, Méthode des Méthodes is one of the most ambitious of the 19th century music methods. The Etudes, by composers as famous as Chopin, Mendelssohn and Liszt, also include less familiar names such as Eduard Wolff, Amadée Mereaux and Julius Benedict, and provide...

Jazz weekend with Nikki Iles – upper intermediate – diploma

We are thrilled to welcome multi-award winning jazz pianist Nikki Iles to Finchcocks for a weekend devoted to jazz piano. “A formidable UK jazz presence ...” “Iles is one of the most refreshing figures to have emerged in the UK scene in recent times" The Guardian (John Fordham) “Formidably creative.... “The Heroine of British Jazz...

Interpretation and improvisation: Advanced applied theory with David Hall – upper intermediate – diploma

Finchcocks Finchcocks, Goudhurst, Kent, United Kingdom

This course, run by Finchcocks Musical Director David Hall, is ideal for anybody who wants to go beyond grade 5 theory to further develop their keyboard skills of interpretation, improvisation, harmonisation and transposition. It would best suit the Upper Intermediate pianist who has good understanding of grade 5 music theory upto Advanced players. David will...