EPTA UK Workshop for Piano Teachers, November 23rd

EPTA London Regional Event for Piano Teachers
Open to all teachers, not just EPTA members.
Sunday 23 November, 9.45am to 5pm.
Cecil Sharp House, Regent’s Park

Topics Covered:

  • The new ABRSM syllabus including Alternative List pieces
  • Running an Effective Private Piano Teaching Practice
  • Q&A session focussing on Practising the Piano and methods to motivate your students
EPTA Workshop for Piano Teachers
EPTA Workshop for Piano Teachers – Click to book tickets online.


Online ticket booking now available:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/277648
£47.50 / £40 (Early Bird, limited stock available).

A one day event for piano teachers with Tim Barratt and Graham Fitch. Pianists and students are welcome too. Please ensure you have emailed us once you have booked your ticket so that we can contact you to finalise arrangements and send you sheet music samples.

Email londonpianoevents@gmail.com once you have booked your ticket or for more information.

9.45am. Registration & Welcome.

A one day event for piano teachers with Tim Barratt and Graham Fitch. Pianists and students are welcome too. Please ensure you have emailed us once you have booked your ticket so that we can contact you to finalise arrangements and send you sheet music samples.

Email londonpianoevents@gmail.com

9.45am. Registration & Welcome.

Note on sessions 1 and 2: Participants are encouraged to prepare the pieces in advance and try out the piece (or small sections for longer pieces) with Tim and Graham for demonstration purposes. Please note it is not a Masterclass format where you will receive individual tuition on the piece.

1) Session with Tim Barratt focussing on the new ABRSM syllabus, Alternative List.
Pieces chosen (please note that not all may be covered due to time constraints)
Grade 1 – Lajos Papp: Waltz No. 5; Kevin Wooding: House on the Hill
Grade 2 – Garscia: Twisters, Mozart: Bird Catcher’s Song; Heather Hammond: On The Ball
Grade 3 – Kullak: Witches’ Dance; Torres: Aurora
Grade 4 – Bortkiewicz: Russian Peasant Girl; Bartok: Standing Still (Romanian Dance)

2) Session with Graham Fitch focussing on the new ABRSM syllabus, Alternative List.
Pieces chosen (please note that not all may be covered due to time constraints)
Grade 4 – Fuchs: Morgenlied
Grade 5 – Jensen: Lied (Song), Op. 33 No. 10
Grade 6 – Schumann Thema mit Variationen: 2nd movt from Sonata in G, Op. 118 No. 1
Grade 7 – Cui: Waltz, Op. 31 No. 2

3) Running an Effective Private Piano Teaching Practice
– Writing watertight Terms and Conditions for lessons. All teachers are invited to submit their Terms and Conditions at the time of registration so we can share these with the other participants if you agree to this. It would be useful to compare and contrast the varying terms that teachers offer. 
– Recruiting Students
– Consultation Lessons and Interviewing New Students
– Organising and maintaining a Waiting List 
– Having an Online Presence and Using Social Media.

4) Informal performance opportunity Teachers/pianists/students that wish to perform may bring along a short piece from the new ABRSM syllabus to play at the closing session of the day. There will be the chance during the day to practice in the break time.

Tea, coffee and biscuits included in event price but please bring your own lunch. The cafe may be available on-site but we will not know this until nearer the time of the event. We will inform all participants accordingly.

The event is sponsored by Casio and a range of their digital pianos will be available on the day. The venue also has an acoustic piano.

Casio Digital Piano Event, March 22nd 2014

Overwhelmed with the choice of digital pianos available? Come along to this Casio event and try out a range of digital pianos, all within a very affordable price range. There are pianos suitable for beginners to advanced levels.

This free digital piano demonstration takes place on Saturday March 22nd at Musicroom in Denmark Street, London WC2. The event gives you the chance to try the latest digital pianos.

If you are a piano teacher, you will be able to register for a Casio digital piano on a 3 month loan, receive in-store music discount vouchers, discounts for students purchasing a digital piano and there is also complimentary food and drink on the day. Click here to register: http://www.casio.co.uk/musicmasterclass

Casio Masterclass Series

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!)
http://www.fayre-square.com/pub/myllet-arms-perivale-greenford/m6689/

Prices:
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


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