UPPER INTERMEDIATE COURSE WITH GRAHAM FITCH
The focus for Graham’s course is on developing performance skills, including memorisation, practising towards a performance, aspects of style (Baroque and Classical styles especially), technique and overcoming nerves and anxiety. In advance of the course, each student is encouraged to practice a few pieces so that, over the course of the weekend session, they begin to feel happy performing in front of the group.
This course is designed for people who have reached a good (grade 5 – 8) standard.
Each day typically starts with a workshop in the Finchcocks on our Steinway in the recital room. In the afternoons, there is time for private practice on one of our beautiful acoustic grand pianos and normally there is time for some individual tuition.
Later in the afternoon, we convene for a masterclass, which involves a little bit of (very relaxed) performance in front of your classmates. Graham will also provide his top tips on conquering performance nerves and how to prepare your repertoire for a performance. Graham is an authority on efficient and effective practice, and his three “S”s of practice: slowly, separately and sections will be explained and demonstrated.
At 7pm on Saturday we have our pre-dinner talk or recital in the main house, which is a chance to relax with a glass of wine and be inspired, before returning to the Coach House for dinner.
For booking enquiries, please contact Jenny on 01580 428080 or fill in the form below.