July 22, 2021 - July 25, 2021
6:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Advanced Piano Summer School
with Mark Tanner
Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 July 2021
Three Day Course
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 hugely popular weekend for advanced pianists provides the time and space to gain a better understanding of the extensive piano repertoire. Mark’s lively course will concentrate on repertoire, style, technique and practice methods. Additionally, the issues concerning the choice of music for diploma, grade exams and skeleton score study, improvisation, duets and more will all be discussed.
Each participant will receive at least two masterclass sessions to play and receive advice and support from Mark.
This is the Advanced Summer School; Intermediate pianists should look at Mark Tanner’s Intermediate Summer School.
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 £70 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; Course Fee (less deposit paid) + B&B fee. Balance payments can be made by bank transfer (BACS info sent out with reminder email) or debit/credit card.
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. Rates start at £40 per night (inc. booking fee). Please let us know your requirements when booking on a course.
Currently, accommodation will be arranged in chain hotels and B&Bs that have completed a risk assessment to our satisfaction, these are a short drive from Jackdaws (approx. 10 minutes). All rooms will be ensuite or have sole use of a bathroom. Please bear in mind that sharing cars with other participants may not be viable.
Alternatively, you may wish to arrange your own accommodation.
If you are vegetarian/vegan or have any food allergies you must let us know in advance, 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, lunch and dinner will be served at Jackdaws, following appropriate social distancing measures.
In the event that this course is unable to take place in person as advertised because of Covid -19 restrictions nationally or locally, we aim, where feasible, to provide alternative provision to allow this course to run online at a reduced rate. You will receive guidance on participating, alternative timetables and assistance in getting set up. You will also have the option to withdraw your place and receive a full refund, or transfer it to another course within the same season.
Please visit our Covid-19 Secure page for more information.