Upcoming **NEW COURSE** Creative Practising – How to Keep Your Piano Practice Fresh with William Howard

  •  October 25, 2024 - October 27, 2024
     6:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Howard Williams


Level: Advanced
Fee: £350

Creative Practising

How to Keep Your Piano Practice Fresh

with William Howard


William Howard’s course will offer advice on interpretation and technique, giving particular attention to how we practise and how we can learn to improve the way we listen to ourselves.

Participants can bring any repertoire to the course, including work in progress, but everyone is encouraged to bring at least one piece, however short, that they feel they can play with confidence.

A short session each day will be devoted to group work focussing on listening and developing our musical imaginations. It’s not obligatory, but William will be delighted if participants could prepare one or more of the first six pieces of Schubert’s 36 Originaltänze Op.9 D.365 and/or any piece from Howard Skempton’s Reflections (published by OUP).


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.

Details Price Qty
Attendee - Deposit £70.00 (GBP)  


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 / music@jackdaws.org 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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