We hope that you all had a peaceful and enjoyable Festive Season and that 2024 is off to an excellent start for you so far. We have an array of exciting of plans in store, including lots of new content and several events to inspire and energise your piano playing over the coming year!
Developing sight reading skills
Our events programme kicks-off on the 25th of January with an online presentation on how to become an excellent sight reader by Lona Kozik. Lona will show you five key skills that can be applied from beginner to advanced levels to improve your sight reading and ability to learn pieces faster. This presentation also serves as a complement to Lona’s Music at Sight course on the Online Academy to which we will also be adding a set of in-depth practice videos.
Repertoire ideas and inspiration
Are you looking for some new repertoire ideas for yourself or your students? Join Graham Fitch online on 3rd February for a showcase of inspiring and interesting works at all levels. This bouquet of pieces will include well known works alongside some hidden gems and exciting new pieces. As part of introducing these pieces, Graham will also give thoughts on narrative, interpretation and practice strategies. Click here to find out more!
Technique clinic with Penelope Roskell
On 15th February Penelope Roskell will be hosting an interactive clinic addressing questions from participants in her online course for adult beginner and returning pianists, Foundations in Piano Technique. If you are working through the course, this is your chance to ask questions or obtain assistance in applying the various concepts to your playing either online or in-person at our studios. You’re also welcome to join as an observer to watch Penelope in action if you haven’t yet started the course. Click here to find our more and to book your place!
The next instalment in Graham Fitch’s series of workshops on style will take place on 2nd March. Following on from his workshops on the Baroque and Romantic periods, this set of workshops will focus on interpreting and performing music from the Classical period. Further info and booking details will be available shortly (please sign-up to our mailing list to be notified!).
Our practice clinics will also resume with the first episode to be published in early February. If you are a subscriber and have a practising-related question you would like Graham to address then please sign-in to your account and use the link provided on your dashboard to submit your question by 16th January.
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