February 3, 2023 - February 5, 2023
6:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Level: All abilities
The Pianist’s Technical Toolbox
with Alisdair Hogarth
Alisdair will focus on addressing specific technical issues in pieces of any level, with a flexibility to meet the needs of each individual whilst providing relevant insights for the whole group.
There will be guidance on how to practice specific technical issues through exercises, creating a confidence to continue to deal with the myriad of technical problems encountered in piano playing: thirds, sixths, trills, octaves, scales, repeated notes etc. Bring any repertoire from Three Blind Mice to Chopin Etudes!
A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course. The balance of fees, including accommodation, is due 3 weeks before the course start date.
Venue Phone: 01373 812383Address:
Please see our General Course Information pages for further details and schedule information.
Our Courses are for adult musicians (except where stated) and take place at Jackdaws in Great Elm, near Frome in Somerset. The Course Fee includes all tuition, meals and refreshments at Jackdaws. Courses take place in the main studio, with Steinway piano, and generally follow a masterclass format. There are several practice rooms here, too.
For Voice, Piano & Wind courses; participants are usually requested to prepare 2 – 3 pieces in advance. We will ask you to provide a repertoire list for the tutor (& accompanist) ahead of the course.
For Ensemble courses; direction will be given by the course leaders.
If you require B&B, we can arrange that for you; accommodation fees are payable in addition to the course fee.
Meals and Refreshments
Lunch, Supper and morning/afternoon refreshments will be prepared on site by our dedicated Cooks. If you are vegetarian/vegan, or have a food allergy, you must let us know in advance, so that our cooks can plan the meals for the weekend accordingly. 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.
Please visit our Covid-19 Secure page for more information.