Casio Workshop for Piano Teachers @ The Warehouse in Waterloo

hedaerJoin us for an exciting day of workshops, presentations and discussion with fellow piano teachers on Sunday 27 September 2015 at The Warehouse in Waterloo.



Yohondo: A presentation on the use of technology in piano lessons. Yohondofor iPad is the fun, bite size way to learn your piano pieces. For the classics and for the ABRSM piano exams.

Casio: Product Demonstration of the latest digital pianos. Teachers may acquire an instrument on a free loan for evaluation purposes. Sign up on the day with Casio.

Drusilla Redman presents a Posture Clinic with guidance on how to check your students’ posture. Drusilla will also address the issue of Performance Anxiety and Tension.

Mark Polishook: Improvising for Classical Musicians based around pieces from the current ABRSM syllabus. Learn how to teach your pieces in a stimulating way by encouraging your students to improvise. Pieces will be provided in advance but feel free to bring your own choice of pieces too.

Piano Duets: Graeme Humphrey presents a wide range of exciting duet repertoire from for novice and intermediate players. Evaluation copies of the duets will be sent out in advance for you to prepare (performing is optional!)

SoleMate Piano Footstool: Naomi O’Brien will be demoing her great new product and these will be on sale at a discounted rate for attendees on the day. SoleMate is a revolutionary footstool that helps children achieve the correct posture when playing the piano.

Please note lunch is not included but there are several nearby establishments or you may bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee is provided.

ABRSM 2015-2016 Piano Syllabus, Alternative List: Workshops with Tim Barratt & Graham Fitch

Hear Tim Barratt performing a selection of pieces from the ABRSM 2015-2016 Piano Syllabus, Alternative List. Tim having been a professor at the Royal Academy of Music for many years is currently Head of Keyboard at Dulwich College, London. He has toured extensively and broadcasts as well as being a solo pianist, accompanist and chamber music player. He adjudicates, directs workshops for teachers and is an examiner, trainer and moderator for the Associated Board and is mentor on the CT ABRSM. He also directs workshops for performers and teachers.


Grade 1
B:1 Lajos Papp – Waltz
C:6 Kevin Wooding – The House on the Hill

Grade 2
A: 4 Jeremiah Clarke – A Trumpet Minuet
A: 5 L. Mozart – Menuett
A: 6 Mozart – Bird Catcher’s Song
B:4 Leslie Fly – Hot Rolls
B:5 Lysenko – Raindrops
B:6 Podgornov – Little Flowers
C:4 Carol Barratt – Lazy River
C:5 Janina Garscia – Twisters

Grade 3
A:5 Haydn – Allegretto in Eb
A:6 Reinecke – Vivace
B:4 Gedike – Schulstunde (School Lesson)
B:5 Kullak – Witches’ Dance
C:4 Mike Schoenmehl – Melancholy
C:5 Seiber – Foxtrot 14’20”

Grade 4
B:4 Bortkiewicz – Russian Peasant Girl 14:48
C:4 Bartok – Der Stampfer
C:5 Brian Chapple – Parade
C:6 Slavicky – A Czech Song

Graham Fitch‘s workshop includes Grades 4 to 7 pieces. Graham Fitch maintains an international career not only as a pianist, but also as a teacher, adjudicator and writer. He has been appointed to the piano staff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and runs private teaching studios in South West London, and the West End of London. Even though he is associated with training specialist pianists at the secondary and tertiary levels, he is interested in teaching people of all ages and abilities – the only requirement is a level of interest and motivation. Currently, his youngest student is 9 and the oldest 78! Graham gives regular consultation lessons to piano teachers, and enjoys working with adult amateurs who are passionate about music and the piano.


Grade 4
Morgenlied – Fuchs

Grade 5
Lied – Jensen

Grade 6
Theme & Variations – Schubert

Grade 7
Valse – Cui