Piano workshop 8

Course Dates: 14/01/20 - 24/03/20
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Chryssa Kasma

If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. Break week 18th February 2020.

Description

What is the course about?

Acquire a deeper understanding of the stylistic interpretation of a wide range of piano repertoire. Emphasis will be placed on improving technique, tone production, pedalling technique and rhythm/pulse co-ordination.

If you are unsure which course is best for you, please come to an advice session and bring a piece to play. Our teachers will help you select a class at the right level.

**There may be other classes at this same level taught by different tutors: please check the drop-down menu for other course dates/times.

What will we cover?

- The choice of repertoire will usually include two - three composers per term
- Advanced technical and stylistic topics.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Show an improved stylistic awareness
- Demonstrate developed fluency of rhythm and pulse co-ordination
- Demonstrate your technique further to approach more advanced repertoire
- Demonstrate an improved tone quality
- Display a subtle pedalling technique
- Make independent decisions in regards to pedalling, ornaments and articulation
- Produce layered texture of 2-3 voices.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You will have a playing standard approaching grade 8 or equivalent.
You need to be able to follow written and verbal instructions in English
and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Each member will be individually coached within a workshop environment. Class members are encouraged to engage in performances through attentive listening, discussion and practical illustration.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Students should have access to a piano (acoustic or digital) for practice between classes and budget approximately
£15 per term for scores. Music may be purchased new or second-hand and/or borrowed from local libraries. Westminster Central Music Library (Victoria) and the Barbican Music Library have very comprehensive collections. Suitable scores may also be available from http://imslp.org/.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may continue in Piano workshop 8 for as long as you wish. When you are ready, you may then progress to ‘Piano repertoire’ or ‘Piano: advanced workshop’. Your tutor will advise you.

You may wish to support your learning through a focus on reading, writing and hearing music and musical patterns. For more details about musicianship and music theory please visit our blog: Musicianship and music theory at City lit which lists our full sequence of musicianship and music theory classes.

You may also be interested in music history classes. Please click this link: Music history: your guide to the 2019/20 programme which lists our full programme of classes ordered by term, and by day of the week. You may then click on each title to read the full course outline.

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

An opportunity to improve you piano skills and get used to playing in front of other people.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 13/11/2019)
Must be prepared to practice regularly and play in front of people
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 13/11/2019)
This is a brilliant course. You learn both through your own playing and through hearing others play, The tutors is a fantastic teacher and the course helps you to develop confidence and understanding of how to approach a particular composer's works. Highly recommended.
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Review by anonomous / (Posted on 13/11/2019)
Must do practice regularly
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 13/03/2019)
The group is supportive and we learn from each other as well as from the tutor
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 15/11/2018)
This is an expertly taught piano class. It is a supportive environment in which to improve one’s technique, knowledge of the piano repertoire, and develop performance skills.
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Review by Vicky / (Posted on 14/11/2018)
Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: ME252B

Please choose a course date 

Tue, day, 14 Jan - 24 Mar '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £239.00
Senior fee: £191.00
Concession: £146.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.