July 27, 2023 - July 30, 2023
6:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Advanced Piano Summer School
with Mark Tanner
Soak up the Summer School atmosphere in the convivial surroundings of Jackdaws! Mark is an experienced tutor and examiner, and his Piano courses attract pianists from far and wide.
This Advanced 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 Intermediate and Advanced Piano Summer Schools are welcome to attend the other course as observers.
A £70 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.