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Piano Tracks: Professional Development Days for Piano Teachers

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The Purcell School

Aldenham Road

Bushey

WD23 2TS

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Piano Tracks is a a series of workshops packed full of new ideas for all teachers, whether just starting out or with years of experience.

Whether you are looking to up your game this term, or wondering what The Piano Teachers' Course UK is really all about, you can now book yourself in to attend a CPD day with us!

Price per day: £120 (Refeshments and lunch included)

ISM Members and PTC alumni: £100

OFFER: £300 for 3 full days

when booked at the same time (refund applied after purchase is complete)

Optional dinner, bed and breakfast per night: £60


YOU CHOOSE

With 5 days remaining full of learning opportunities, you can choose which, and how many, days to attend. Each day includes 2 different tracks and can choose which track you attend or you can mix and match.


Make your choice from these topics:


Exams or Not? and What Is The "Russian School"?

Friday 22nd February 2020, 8:45am-5pm

Coffee is served from 8.45-9.30, followed by "Sing, then Play" where one of our expert tutors takes you through a fun group audiation activity


TRACK 1: Should your students sit piano exams? Some want to, others aren't able to, some just want to play pop music.....

The morning's lectures will help you discover not just how to use exams wisely, but also how to ensure students with special needs are included in your studio. Then you will have the opportunity to learn about the rock and pop exams.

TRACK 1A: Although the so called "Russian Piano School" is quite legendary for training the world's most excellent pianists, it is not very well known how this level of teaching and performing is achieved. Ilga Pitkevica will be giving two lectures to uncover some the approaches used by this method:

  • Teaching beginners the Russian way: inckudes tips on how the most useful ideas can be adapted for modern teaching in the UK.

  • What is so special about developing "Russian School" piano teachnique? With practical tips and problem solving for teachers and amateur pianists of any level.

Participants are invited to bring their own repertoire to discuss with Ilga.

ALL:

During the afternoon , we have representatives from Trinity College London and London College of Music who will answer your questions

Finally, guest presenter Kate Cossey from "The Piano School" will help you compile a professional business portfolio and demonstrate how to run a successful teaching practice.

Tutors: Dr Sally Cathcart, Ilga Pitkevica



Teaching Intermediate Students

Sunday 23rd February 2020, 8:00-4.00pm

Coffee is served from 8-845, followed by "Sing, then Play" where one of our expert tutors takes you through a fun group audiation activity

ALL:
-Practical Psychology for Performing
-Musicianship for Piano Teachers: How to Integrate aural training and sightreading with the teaching of pieces

Then choose from:
TRACK 1: Introducing Baroque Style on the Harpsichord and Piano; Intermediate Technique
TRACK 2: Musicianship For Piano Teachers (continued from morning session)

Tutors: Graham Fitch, Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Dr Sally Cathcart, Masayuki Tayama



Teaching Advanced Students:

Friday 3rd April 2020, 8:00am-6pm

Coffee is served from 8-845, followed by "Sing, then Play" where one of our expert tutors takes you through a fun group audiation activity

Choose from:

TRACK 1:Post Grade 8 Performance Preparation and Practice - expert guidance and helpful hints for your performance programme from Graham Fitch, Masayuki Tayama, Beata Toyka, Ilga Pitkevica
TRACK 2: Introducing Romantic Style; Working with Advanced Pupils; Playing by Ear and Improvising; Developing Advanced Technical Skills. With Graham Fitch, Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Masayuki Tayama, Ilga Pitkevica

ALL:
-Overview of Teaching and Performing Diplomas

Tutors: Graham Fitch, Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Masayuki Tayama, Beata Toyka, Ilga Pitkevica



Practice Tools presented by Graham Fitch; Impressionist to Contemporary Style and Dances

Saturday 4th April 2020, 8:30am-5:30pm

Coffee is served from 8.30-8:45, followed by "Sing, then Play" where one of our expert tutors takes you through a fun group audiation activity. Before the workshops start 9.30am, there is 30 minutes of free time to practise on one of the grand pianos, or talk to fellow visitors.

Then choose from:

TRACK 1: A day with expert Graham Fitch (9.30am-3.30pm)

-Practice Tools, presented by Graham Fitch from "Practising the Piano Online Academy": What happens in the practice room between lessons is of course hugely important in the development of the piano student. In this workshop, you will learn a range of tried and tested practice techniques which are indispensable when learning new pieces solidly and reliably as well as the methodology for building up speed, correcting errors and memorising

-Masterclass: You will have the opportunity to discuss and work with the Practice Tools on your own choice of teaching and performing repertoire


From 4pm:

-The 20th Century and Contemporary Period with Ilga Pitkevica
You will learn style and technique (including pedalling) illustrated through working with repertoire


TRACK 2:

-Your day opens with Graham Fitch's first Practice Tools workshop

-At 11am you will delve into the styles and techniques of the Impressionist, 20th Century and Contempory periods with Ilga Pitkevica. Style and technique, including pedalling, will be demonstrated through repertoire.

-You will also join the interactive "Dance For Musicians" workshop with Lucinda Mackworth-Young.
You will take part in a whistle-stop tour of dance from the dawn of time to the present day: Carole, Farandole, Minuet, Sarabande, Ecossaise, Polonaise, Ländler, Mazurka, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango etc

Tutors: Graham Fitch, Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Ilga Pitkevica



Style and Texture from Baroque to Jazz

Sunday 5th April 2020, 9:00am-4.45pm

Coffee is served from 9-9.30am

MORNING SESSION:

You will learn explain how to introduce Style and Texture in the Early Stages from Ilga Pitkevica: a step-by-step process of teaching the stylistic and textural features of Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods to beginners and intermediate level pupils. Advanced level pieces will be included, if requested.

(Option: from 9.30-10.45 you can choose to attend The Benefits of Memorisation and How to Memorise with Graham Fitch)


AFTERNOON SESSION:

Introduction to Jazz with guest tutor Nikki Iles



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Aldenham Road

Bushey

WD23 2TS

United Kingdom

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