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Beginner Piano Course

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Edinburgh Palette

151 London Road

Edinburgh

EH7 6AE

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Ever dreamt of sitting down at a piano and playing more than just chopsticks? Feel like meeting some like-minded people? We are running an exciting music course for people who can just about find Middle C but can’t remember the last time they sat down at a piano. A wide range of topics will be covered to help you become a well-rounded musician. You can expect presentations on the history of music, improvisation, playing by ear, practicing tips and how to find a good teacher. Our aim is that, by the end of 4 intense days, you will leave with the confidence to begin playing piano in earnest and friends to practice with.

If you have any questions we'd love to hear from you!




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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact me through Eventbrite or ask a question on the Facebook page (which is always monitored).

What's the refund policy?

We offer partial refunds up to 1 day before the event start date. The amount of the partial refund is £250 for those who booked the entire week. This policy is necessary for us as we need to cover equipment and venue hire costs which are non-refundable.

Is it possible to come for only some of the classes?

You are very welcome to just come along for one or two of our masterclasses. Get in touch and let us know what you are interested in learning specifically and we'll try to fit you in!

What am I getting for my money?

The 4 day course is roughly equivalent to 6 months of piano lessons (which would cost £800). But you get a lot more than that as we help with things like finding a good piano teacher in Edinburgh and what to look out for when buying a piano. You will also leave with a booklet with everything covered to refer back to afterwards.




2017 Program

We are very excited to announce the program of our 2017 event!

TL;DR. Tea, biscuits, playing together, playing by ear, composition, musical history, pub quiz...

Wednesday – Introduction and meeting everyone. We will meet at 6.30pm and get to know each other over some tea and biscuits. Then we'll listen to some music and some key musical concepts will be explained.

Thursday – We kick off the program by launching right into playing some music together! On the agenda are Pachelbel’s canon and some Jerry Lee Lewis! This will be followed by lessons on how to play by ear and the cycle of fifths. In the afternoon, everyone will be reintroduced to musical notation. We’ll start at 10.00am and finish up at 5pm with a break in the middle to get lunch together.

Friday – The morning is all about channelling Mozart and Beethoven in the composition class. This will lead in nicely to a presentation on musical history and the trademarks of each style. Then there will be a bit of time to absorb all that information and do a bit of practice. After that there will be a bit of freedom to pick new tunes to work on: if people choose duets to work on together that would be fantastic! We’ll finish with a pub quiz to test what we’ve learned.

Saturday – The morning will be mainly about recapping everything we’ve done, doing a bit of sight reading and playing for each other (if you feel comfortable doing that). Then there will be presentations with tips on smart ways to practice, how to stay motivated, how to express yourself in your music and how to find a great piano teacher. There will also be the opportunity to ask any questions (things like how to find a good piano, how often do they need tuned etc.) Then it’s up to you what you want to do: maybe go to the pub with your new practice buddy!

These are just initial ideas. Give us any suggestions of things you’d particularly like to cover (or particularly would like to avoid!) and we’ll see what we can do.

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Edinburgh Palette

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Edinburgh

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