Piano Summer School - Intermediate
with Mark Tanner
Tuesday 23 – Thursday 25 July 2019
Course No. 3341
Solo Study Course
A new opportunity to enjoy the convivial surroundings of Jackdaws and soak up the Summer School atmosphere! Mark is an experienced tutor and examiner; his popular course has been running very successfully for more than ten years and attracts pianists from all over the UK and Europe, providing support for those taking grade and diploma exams, as well as those who just want to play for pleasure.
Intermediate pianists are invited to attend Tuesday – Thursday; the course will focus primarily on own-repertoire, but will be punctuated by tutor-led discussions and seminars covering a range of topics of broad appeal. Pianists are free to bring along learned or partly learned music, whether in the lead up to taking an exam or simply for pleasure. Each participant will receive at least two masterclass sessions to play and receive advice and support from Mark.
Participants from the Intermediate and Advanced Piano Summer Schools are welcome to book for the other course as observers.
All courses are held at Jackdaws in Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, approximately 14 miles south of Bath. Frome Train station is just 3 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.
A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course.
The Course Fee is inclusive of all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except Breakfast which is included in the separate B&B fee.
The balance payments for fees are due 3 weeks before the course start date, as indicated on your deposit receipt. Balance payments can be made in the following ways;
- By card, phone 01373 812383
- By cheque
- By bank transfer (BACS info sent out on request)
Accommodation Fees are payable in addition to the Course Fee. Jackdaws will take care of booking your accommodation; B&B rooms will be allocated a few weeks before the course starts, and we will send you details of where you are staying. B&B rates start at £39 per night (single room, shared bathroom) and from £49 (en suite, subject to availability) including booking fee.
B&B accommodation is arranged with local hosts, who are happy to welcome Jackdaws course participants, and includes a continental breakfast. Several are within walking distance of Jackdaws in Great Elm, and in neighbouring villages just a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes). Alternatively, we can arrange accommodation in local inns and guest houses (with a cooked breakfast available) please call us to discuss your requirements.
If you are vegetarian/vegan or have any food allergies please let us know in plenty of time, so that our cooks can plan the meals for the weekend accordingly. All meals and refreshments (except breakfast) are prepared and served at Jackdaws by our dedicated cooks, Loo and Alex. We are ‘allergy aware’, but we rely on participants letting us know if they have specific food allergies. Please also let us know if you carry any emergency medication.
During the weekend, communal lunch and dinner will be served at the table, allowing you to converse with your fellow participants and tutors.