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Memorisation, Sight-Reading and Piano Technique with Melanie Spanswick


Jackdaws Tutor Melanie SpanswickMemorisation, Sight-Reading and Piano Technique
Melanie Spanswick

Friday 14 October – Sunday 16 October 2016
Level: All
Fee: £200

Course No. 3202
Solo Study Course

Irrespective of ability, tension can be a real issue for many pianists; sight–reading skills are crucial and memorisation helps establish excellent sensory and aural facility. These skills are often sidestepped, but here different approaches will be investigated before everyone is given the chance to put theory into practice.

Prepare two short pieces.


All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, roughly 30 minutes drive from Bath. Frome Train station is roughly 2.5 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.

A £50 deposit is required to guarantee your place on a course. The total course fee is inclusive of all meals and tuition except breakfast, which is included in the separate B&B price. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking and we will be happy to accommodate. Meals are lovingly prepared on site by our cooks using fresh, local ingredients where possible.

B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes). Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.

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