Active Preparing for your Diploma / Grade 8 Exam with Stephen Savage

  •  May 24, 2024 - May 26, 2024
     6:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Jackdaws Piano Tutor Stephen Savage

Level: Advanced
Fee: £336

Preparing for your Diploma / Grade 8 Exam

with Stephen Savage

Stephen Savage has a uniquely enduring career as an artist/teacher at the highest level over more than 50 years at the RCM, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, (where he was Head of Keyboard for many years) and, currently the Royal Northern College in Manchester.

Here he offers tuition to those pianists preparing repertoire for their Grade 8 and Diploma exams. Consideration of technical and musical topics will feature, also how to successfully communicate in a live performance. This will be suitable for those who are well into the preparation for their exams.

“Stephen was an excellent tutor. He gave everyone very good individual tailored points, but also involved the whole class. His wisdom and experience were really invaluable.”

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.

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Venue Phone: 01373 812383

Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3NY, United Kingdom


Course Information

Is this Course right for me?

The answer is probably yes as we welcome musicians of all abilities and backgrounds on our courses but if you would like to find out more before you book please do email or call our office manager Karolyn on 01373812383 / and she will be able to offer further guidance.

Observer places may also be bookable subject to availability call/email the office for more information.

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.

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