Summer School For Pianists
Summer School For Pianists
Music Matters Summer School for Pianists
Prices are per person.
July 1st-3rd, 2017
Music Matters is hosting this exciting event, which will be led by our Musical Director, Gareth Green. Participants should be of Grade 8+ standard and the course will be limited to a small number of people. Each participant is invited to prepare an own choice work(s) or movement(s) that (s)he would like to work on during the course. Apart from embracing aspects of technique and interpretation, time will also be spent on dimensions of aural training and analysis that help to inform learning and interpretive decisions, as well as all-round musicianship.
Lunch and Dinner will be provided on Saturday as well as lunch on Sunday and it is anticipated that participants will arrange their own accommodation in local hotels (advice on this can be provided). Transport to and from local hotels will be provided by "Music Matters". Local participants are obviously welcome to travel daily from home and anyone who would prefer to stay with the Green family is welcome to discuss that possibility with us.
The course will take place in the "Music Matters" Studio at 15 Pashley Croft, Wombwell, South Yorkshire on the fine Steingraeber Grand Piano. The location is three miles from junction 36 of the M1, or ten miles from junction 37 of the A1, and Wombwell railway station is positioned just a few yards away (easy connections from Sheffield and Doncaster mainline stations).
The provisional programme is as follows but if there is anything that individuals would like included, please let us know by contacting Gareth at Gareth.firstname.lastname@example.org
12 noon. Arrival and Lunch
1pm Evaluating performance. A consideration of the key issues that make or break a performance. How to use these to evaluate one's own playing and the playing of others, including the teaching of others.
3pm Tea/Coffee break.
3.30pm Performance by participants with informal masterclass and participant reflection.
7.30pm Piano Recital
9.30am Tools for analysis. Understanding the detail of musical text as a guide to interpretive decisions.
11.30am Tea/Coffee break
12 noon Performance by participants with informal masterclass and participant reflection.
1pm Traditional Sunday Lunch.
2pm Developing Aural skills
3.30pm Tea/Coffee break
4pm Performance by participants with informal masterclass and participant reflection.
5pm Developing Sight Reading skills.
6pm Day ends
Evening free. Participants make their own eating arrangements.
9.30am Confident independent learning
10.30am Tea/Coffee break
11am Performance by participants with informal masterclass and participant reflection.
12.30 Course ends