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Young artist course class session

Daily lecture with Dr Murray McLachlan Building a repertoire and programme planning. How to develop a repertoire that is extensive and varied. When putting together a recital programme, what are the vital ingredients?  

Advice auditions

An opportunity to play to head of keyboard at Chetham's Dr Murray McLachlan, or another member of staff at the school and receive written feedback. Parents are welcome to attend the audition. Space is limited - please book early. NB there is a small additional charge for the audition. Please tick the box on the …

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Junior Academy – Online resources


Daily resources will be sent to all participants. These will include technical warmup exercises, practise advice and recordings to help develop listening skills. For pianists who are taking the full online course, individual piano lessons and lessons on extra courses may be timetabled.  

Junior Academy Registration

Oglesby Atrium

NB Registration will be 12pm - 1pm. Lunch is served from 1 - 2pm for all residents and those who have pre booked. There is an important welcome meeting at 2pm where all the house staff will be introduced and important information given. Participants arrive to Chetham's school of music in Manchester to register for …

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Group class workshops

The Junior Academy at Chetham's begins with everyone joining together in their group classes. These will be divided into the 4 main course options: Elementary - with Ruth Aldred Intermediate - with Sarah Murphy Advanced - with Gemma Beeson Young artists - with Murray McLachlan Throughout the course there will be daily classes to further …

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Practise or individual lessons

A chance to enjoy some time to practise in one of the many piano rooms in the school's  state-of-the-art facilities.  If extra courses or lessons have been booked  individual lessons may be timetabled now as well.

Social time

A chance for everyone to unwind at the end of the first 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 day begins with a morning group class for all pianists. The sessions are live-streamed for all the online participants.