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 “Performance preparation”; covering some of the key topics that relate to the challenges faced by advanced players when playing in front of others.
Charlotte will tackle three key areas related to performing:
- Managing nerves – looking at how performance anxiety can arise and the possible psychological reasons behind it, along with some simple practical tools to manage the anxiety better. This is followed by the opportunity to put the information into practice, using a short extract from a piece to try to find freer and more enjoyable ways of managing tricky performance situations.
- Owning the stage – how to communicate well with an audience and feel comfortable on stage
- Practising for performance – how to prepare for a performance, what to focus on and how to control the inner critic when practising and performing.
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.
For booking enquiries, please contact Jenny on 01580 428080 or fill in the form below.