Expired Performance Anxiety with Ruth Harte

  •  September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016
     6:30 pm - 4:00 pm

20JackdawsPerformance Anxiety: How about a change of focus?
with Ruth Harte

Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October 2016
Level: All
Fee: £200

Course No. 3200
Solo Study Course

Does anxiety sometimes surface when you perform? If so, how about a change of focus?

For instance, choosing the type of sound and creating the tone quality we want through total absorption in the way we produce it, makes us listen far more intently and musically to the exclusion of anything else!

We will discuss some of the technical possibilities and physical sensations of making tone – colour particularly in the Romantic English and French piano repertoire, but feel free to bring other pieces which attract your fancy, with a limit of three or four.

You might also be interested in The Pianist Within with Elena Riu, October 2016


All courses are held at Jackdaws in the village of Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, roughly 30 minutes drive from Bath. Frome Train station is roughly 2.5 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.

A £50 deposit is required to guarantee your place on a course. The total course fee is inclusive of all meals and tuition except breakfast, which is included in the separate B&B price. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking and we will be happy to accommodate. Meals are lovingly prepared on site by our cooks using fresh, local ingredients where possible.

B&B rooms are located in friendly family homes and are either within walking distance or a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes). Breakfast is the only meal served at the accommodation; all other meals are provided on site at Jackdaws.

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