Category: Courses

Playing Bach
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Playing Bach

Playing Bach What a topic to choose to start these blog posts! Deciding how to play Bach on the piano is a minefield of opinion and taste. Let’s start by considering the two extreme approaches: A – one performer might choose to treat the piano as a one-manual harpsichord. The performance would be crisp and articulate...

Jazz Improvisation Piano Course
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Jazz Improvisation Piano Course

It is said that the best improvised music sounds composed, and that the best composed music sounds improvised. This may sound like a contradiction, but the trick to jazz music is actually playing spontaneously and with creativity, and at the same time hitting notes with intentional conviction. Confused? Well, you’ve come to the right place!...

Valentine’s special offer – partners come for free!
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Valentine’s special offer – partners come for free!

Although most people who join us for our piano courses come on their own, partners are always welcome, and we normally charge £250 per non-playing partner or £350 if they want to join in with the group sessions and use the grand pianos to practice. Partners come for free on our February course! As it...

Our first weekend course!
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Our first weekend course!

We’re very excited to have run our first weekend piano course which ended up being entirely sold out. The course was run by our Musical Director, Dave Hall, who did an absolutely fabulous job of engaging and inspiring our group of advanced intermediates. Dave kicked off the weekend with a workshop session – “All about...