Category: Courses

What level am I?
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What level am I?

You might never have taken exam. You might have taken an exam years ago and are now unsure of your current level. You may not live in the UK and are unfamiliar with our grading system. Below is a rough guide to our course categories. We hope you find it useful! It’s not, however, always...

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Top ten tips for effective practice

Practice is a vital part of learning & performing- how do we make our session truly productive? The Finchcocks team share their top tips for meaningful improvement in practice… Warming up: Like any physical work out, warm-ups for musical practice are vital too. They are an opportunity to prepare your body and mind for work...

20 piano courses for 2020
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20 piano courses for 2020

We’re very pleased to confirm that we have just released a packed programme of 20 piano courses for 2020. Our programme is brought to you by some really wonderful tutors. Dave Hall who got rave reviews in the Sunday Times, Graham Fitch who is a regular contributor to the Pianist Magazine as well as concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and Steinway artist Verdana Subotic. For...

MEET OUR STAFF: Assistant Course Director Jenny Maslin
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MEET OUR STAFF: Assistant Course Director Jenny Maslin

Tell us a little about your role at Finchcocks…                                         I have been working part time at Finchcocks for about 9 months now and absolutely love it. I have two main responsibilities, one of which is administrative, and the other is my shared role with Helen hosting and facilitating our piano courses. I really enjoy marrying...

Chopin
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Chopin

Master composer, virtuso pianist and firm favourite comes to Finchcocks Chopin is considered one of the great masters of the Romantic era (~1800-1900), fathers of romantic piano music and a virtuso performer urivalled in his generation. He is revered amongst pianists and non-pianists alike for his painfully beautiful, soulful and intricate writing. Bio in bullets...

Participant Diary: Anna Braddick
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Participant Diary: Anna Braddick

Spotlight on … 18 year old student and pianist, Anna Braddick Explore her experience   Upon arrival on a sunny Friday afternoon, the stunning views of the Finchcocks estate and Georgian manor house greeted us. Who knew the most extraordinary sight was yet to come – downstairs in the cellar, where the jaw-dropping (!) range...