Piano Workshop for Amateur Pianists in West London, 29 June

To coincide with the one year anniversary of the London Piano Meetup Group, a vibrant social group for piano enthusiasts, we are holding a day long event that is open to all pianists (age 14+), not just our Meetup group members. The event features masterclasses from Graham Fitch and Dr Mark Polishook.

Date: Sunday 29 June
Time: 9.45am to 5pm
Playing Level: Any level from beginners to beyond!
Booking form available from londonpianoevents@gmail.com

Amateur Piano Workshop Day
Held at the beautiful 12th Century Church, St Mary’s in Perivale

We are fully booked for performers but we have plenty of observer spaces. There are 2 masterclasses with Graham Fitch and Dr. Mark Polishook.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of time for tea and coffee breaks, chatting, socialising and lunch at a pub (or you can bring a packed lunch). Fran will be making some delicious home-baked treats for us.

Bring along any sheet music that you no longer require for our ‘Sheet Music Swap’ table.

In addition to the masterclasses above, there will be group sessions on performance anxiety and stagecraft including hand-outs.

The day lasts from 9.45am to 5pm. We will head to The Myllet Arms pub afterwards (and also at lunchtime!)

Observers: £30
Performer place for masterclass with Graham Fitch: £50 (special price due to late cancellation)

Outline of the Day

9.45: Arrival & Refreshments

10.00: Warm up exercises. Performance Anxiety group.

10.30 – 12.30: ‘Improv for Classical Pianists‘ with Dr. Mark Polishook. Have you always wanted to know how to improvise but you don’t know where to start? Bring a piece you are working on (a classical piano piece is fine) and Mark will use this as the basis to learn to improvise. Mark returns by demand after his incredibly popular workshop in February.

12.45 – 1.45 – Lunch

2.00 – 4.00 – ‘Practising the Piano‘ Masterclass with Graham Fitch.

4.00 – Tea/Coffee

4.15 – 5.00 – Informal performance opportunity. Each Masterclass participant will have up to 5 minutes to perform.

 EPTA Piano Workshop

Recommended Digital Pianos for beginners

We recommend that all new students have a suitable instrument before they start lessons. We recommend the fantastically priced Casio CDP-120H5 full-size digital piano. We have an instrument that we can loan to students that are starting lessons. This allows you to try the instrument for a fortnight before deciding whether to purchase one directly from the supplier.

Casio: CDP-120H5 Digital Piano
Casio: CDP-120H5 Digital Piano

Our loan instrument and recommended digital piano for beginners is a Casio CDP-120H5 Digital Piano available for £299.00.

Digital Piano Specifications:

Weight: 11.4kgs
Size (WxDxH): 1322 x 286 x 129mm
88 Note Scaled Hammer Action Piano Keys
Touch Response: 3 Sensitivity Levels, Off
48-Note polyphony
Real Piano Feel and Sound
Digitally Sampled Stereo Piano Tones
Lightweight design for Portability

Notes&Notes: Graham Fitch

Sunday 14th September 2014
Doors at 2.45pm for a 3pm start.

A recital and talk by Graham Fitch followed by afternoon tea.

More information coming soon.

Venue: Parking on-street or approximately 20 minutes on foot from Finchley Road or West Hampstead tube stations.

Ticket booking now available by Paypal. We do not refund or reschedule tickets if you cannot attend. The price of afternoon tea is included in the ticket. Open to all ages.