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August 2020

Welcome and opening gala recital

08/08/2020 @ 17:00 - 18:30

The opening event of the new Junior Academy. A chance to meet the other young pianists, staff and house parents. A gala recital will follow featuring some of the outstanding faculty.  

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Party time!

08/08/2020 @ 19:30 - 21:00

A chance to get to know everyone on the opening night. Some musical surprises guaranteed.

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Advanced course individual lessons

09/08/2020 @ 09:00 - 11:00

The daily session for individual lessons and practise time. Over 100 practise rooms will ensure everyone has their own piano.  

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Young artist course individual lessons

09/08/2020 @ 09:00 - 11:00

The first of three daily sessions where pianists on this course have individual lessons. Every pianist will have an individual practise room to use throughout the day. All lessons are open to observe - a fantastic opportunity to learn from the outstanding faculty.  

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Elementary course class session

09/08/2020 @ 09:00 - 11:00

Kodàly Musicianship, Technique Time, Music Theory, with Karen Marshall, course leader. Activities will include singing games and solfa, whole group performances of scales to different grooves and vamps and theory delivered in a musical way along with games and activities that truly entertain.    

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Intermediate course class session.

09/08/2020 @ 09:00 - 11:00

Aural and Musicianship, technique time and theory with Sarah Murphy, course leader. Sight-singing, rhythmic exercises and multi-activity exercises (combining clapping/singing/movement) will be used to develop co-ordination and general musicianship.Scales and arpeggios will be given a fun twist by being performed in a range of different articulations, dynamics and other musical combinations, with all pianists participating in group performance of these and creating musical ‘accompaniments’. The theory workshop will be linked with composition and improvisation, as students explore different chords structures,…

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Elementary course individual lessons

09/08/2020 @ 11:30 - 13:00

The daily individual lessons take place with teachers throughout the course. There is also scheduled time for practise. There will be practise supervisors to help everyone make the most of their time.

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Young artist course individual lessons

09/08/2020 @ 11:30 - 13:30

The second teaching session where pianists can have individual lessons, practise in their personal room or observe any of the wonderful teachers in the school.  

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Intermediate course class session

09/08/2020 @ 11:30 - 13:00

Historical highlights and composition workshops with Sarah Murphy. The key features of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern musical periods will be explored in these sessions. Students will listen to a range of different repertoire (including orchestral/opera) as well as exploring some key repertoire in each style suited to grades 4-6 pianists. Listening activities will give the students confidence in knowing what features define each period and this will then be followed up by a composition workshop which explores a…

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Advanced course class session

09/08/2020 @ 11:30 - 13:00

Aural made simple, General musicianship Sight-reading support and technique with Duncan Glenday. Enjoy listening to a wide range of music whilst learning tips on how best to improve your listening skills on your own. Classes will also cover the basic theory needed to answer all the tests and help you build confidence with some group singing. Hone skills in the vital art of sight-reading with practical and creative ideas to motivate. The daily technique clinics provide the opportunity to discover…

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