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Lower Intermediate 3-day course with David Hall

16 February 2024 @ 10:00 am - 18 February 2024 @ 3:30 pm
Woman and man playing duet at Steinway in workshop

This 3-day course is designed for people who have made a good start at the piano and got to between grade 2 and grade 4 standard. It’s ideal for players keen to return to the piano after a gap of a few years, or indeed for anyone practising regularly working up through the grades.

Tuition is delivered by the inimitable David Hall (FRCO, MA Cantab), who is one of our most popular tutors at Finchcocks, and 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.

Each day typically starts with an workshop in the Finchcocks in our vaulted cellars. This allows rapid demonstration and practice of techniques using our nine grand pianos which each have their own glass fronted practice room and surround the main atrium of the cellar.

In the afternoons, there is time for private practice on one of our beautiful acoustic grand pianos including our new Steinway. Later in the afternoon, we convene for a performance class, which involves a little bit of (very relaxed) performance in front of your classmates in the recital room. At 7pm we have our pre-dinner talk or recital in the main house, which is a chance to relax and be inspired with a glass of wine!

Explore repertoire together. Learn the secrets of the Cycle of Fifths. Discover how an understanding of chords and scales can inform your performance.
  • Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts
  • Performance Masterclass: Bringing Your Music to Life
  • Workshop: Sight-reading is not always a test!
  • Performance Masterclass: Bringing your Music to Life

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.

3-day courses

from £825 (inclusive of accommodation, food, wine and tuition)

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    Start: 16 February 2024 @ 10:00 am
    End: 18 February 2024 @ 3:30 pm