Piano: advanced workshop
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: Keeley Street
- Repertoire for this term: free choice.
This course has now started
What is the course about?
Improve your technique and command of tone, colour and sonority. Enhance your interpretative resourcefulness, practise more effectively and improve projection and the ability to communicate with an audience and improve your own teaching skills.
What will we cover?
- A wide range of piano literature with reference to individual commitments such as exams, concerts and teaching
- Discussion and comparison of different practice and teaching methods
- Analyse and study technique in depth.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Demonstrate solid technique and thorough understanding of how to apply it
- Demonstrate enhanced understanding of the works played
- Communicate your enhanced musical understanding to an audience
- Demonstrate strong listening skills and aural perceptiveness
- Demonstrate increased ability to make significant interpretative decisions, especially with respect to the stylistic/aesthetic and historical context of the studied repertoire.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed grade 8 and ideally be of a Diploma ABRSM standard. Previous performing experience is essential. 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?
- All courses use Google Classroom to share materials and messages, including any homework tasks.
- Classes are taught through group work, discussion and exchange of ideas/suggestions between class members. There will also be practical demonstration by the tutor.
- A regular practice routine is essential to progress at this level.
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. Suitable scores may also be available from IMSLP.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may repeat Piano: advanced workshop for as long as you wish.
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.
Yekaterina Lebedeva is a concert pianist and professor of piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. She graduated from the Kiev Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Distinction in 1993. Soon after, she moved to London to establish a European base from which to develop her solo career further. In March 1998 she made a debut in the Purcell Room, invited to play as part of the Southbank Centre Young Musicians' Platform FRESH. Since then she has appeared regularly at the Southbank Centre and abroad, performing in important concert halls of Germany, France, India, Russia and the Middle East. Her students have won many international prizes as well as regularly perform at Wigmore Hall and broadcast on BBC radio 3, and two of her students were Lang Lang award winners and have played in the Royal Festival Hall at the “Lang Lang Inspires” concert and follow-up concerts. Yekaterina is the founder of Musical Odyssey Masterclasses held each summer in Greece.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.