Residential courses for adults
Finchcocks offers residential piano courses for adults of all abilities.
Many of our guests are keen to take up the piano again, having not had time to play properly since leaving school. Equally, we cater for people who are learn to play the piano from scratch, sometimes having not played the piano at all. At the other end of the spectrum, we offer courses for advanced players (grade 8+) who are working on their diploma as well as courses for professional pianists and piano teachers.
No matter what the level though, the theme and style of the courses is the same.
The courses offers a combination of workshops, masterclasses, seminars and one-to-one tuition. Workshops tend to focus on technique, whereas masterclasses aim to develop performance skills and interpretation. Seminars or short recitals are available on Saturday evenings on the weekend courses and tend to explore the work and style of a particular composer.
Our team of internationally acclaimed tutors lead the group sessions. In between the workshops and masterclasses, there’s plenty of time for private practice with short bursts of individual guidance from our tutors as needed.
Each guest has access to their own grand piano in the vaulted recital rooms in the main house. Accommodation is now provided in the newly refurbished grade I manor house, each room offering an ensuite or its own private bathroom.
Food, wine and refreshments are included in the cost of the residential courses, with the food being cooked on site by our in-house chef.