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Social time

A chance for everyone to unwind at the end of the day. Non residents leave for the day and the residents can choose from options including socials in house, fit to perform in the gym, practise, duet playing - or relaxing in the house TV lounge.  

Group class workshops

The morning group class for all four piano courses. A chance to learn together before the intensive individual lessons begin. The sessions are live-streamed for all the online participants.    

Drop in practise class

A chance to receive help on any aspect of a piece you are working on. It could be on fingering, pedal, interpretation, rhythm, phrasing etc - come along and find solutions from a member of the faculty.  

Drop in performance class

An informal class where  everyone can come along between lessons and practise to play their piece to a member of the faculty on a lovely concert grand piano.  

Group class workshops

Another opportunity for everyone to join together in the afternoon group workshops to learn from the course leaders.    Chetham's Medieval Courtyard  

Gala Faculty recital

Stoller Hall

The final evening recital is given by several of the outstanding members of the faculty including John Lenehan, Murray McLachlan, Kathryn Page, Lulu Yang, Ben Powell, Sam Brook, Gemma Beeson, Gemma Webster. Programme to include Ravel, Gershwin, John Ireland and much more.

Social time

The final evening social time for everyone. Non residents leave for the day and residents can enjoy spending time in house with the team of house parents or taking advantage of all the wonderful pianos available to play, ready for the final recitals tomorrow. Oglesby atrium  

Group class workshops

The final morning group sessions before everyone performs in the morning participant recitals. The sessions are live-streamed for all the online participants. The Chetham's library - founded in 1653, is the oldest surviving public library in Britain.    

Final morning recitals

The 2021 Junior Academy draws to a close with recitals by all the young pianists throughout the school for 2 hours. Certificates will be presented to all participants.

Junior Academy ends

A chance to say goodbye to everyone after a busy and inspiring course.