Finchcocks adds online courses for intermediates

Copy of sheet music being annotaed in pencil

Following the success of our online beginner’s courses, we’re very pleased to announce that our video tutorials are now available for intermediate piano players too.

Our weekend courses for intermediate players are some of our most popular courses at Finchcocks, and Dave runs through eight of the tips he’s found helpful since we launched a few years ago.

He shares a secret that will help you become more confident as you progress through the piece. And he runs through a method that helps you befriend your wrong notes.

Efficient practice is key

Dave is a firm believer in making practice efficient – if you can double your efficiency, you can double your rate of progress! Who doesn’t want that? So his tips on fragmenting pieces, changing the texture, picking out the melody and conquering the passages that give you the fear, lay down the foundations of better practice and more secure performance.

One of our viewers said that this was the most useful 10 minutes he had ever spent on the piano. We hope you think so too!

And once you’ve mastered this one, you can move onto Dave’s second online piano lesson for intermediates in which he’ll introduce you to harmony and the circle of fifths!

Join us every week

We’ll be releasing new Intermediate videos every Friday for the next 5 weeks. So set yourself a “Friday reminder” to check our website, or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to see when they’re up!

Dave was described as a “musical powerhouse” when the Sunday Times came to review one of his courses recently. He was an organ scholar at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, and we’re very lucky to have him as our Musical Director at Finchcocks. He runs piano courses for adults of all ages at our weekend piano courses at Finchcocks – we have a grand piano for every attendee – incredible food cooked by our own chef – and luxurious accommodation in the recently renovated grade 2 listed Coach House.

Press play below to start your journey!

Lesson 2 for Intermediate players on Harmony is now also up on our website. To find it and future epidsodes, either go to our blog page or click here.

If you would like to find out more about our residential courses at Finchcocks, please drop us a line using the form below.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your musical background – even if you are a beginner. We’d love to hear from you.