September 27, 2013 - September 29, 2013
6:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Playing with Poise
Course No. 3058
“Art is a beautiful gift. What is more beautiful, than to clothe one’s feelings in sounds, what a comfort in sad hours, what a pleasure, what a wonderful feeling, to provide an hour of happiness to others. And what a sublime feeling to pursue art, so that one gives one’s life for it.”
These words by Clara Schumann reflect English born pianist Lauretta Bloomer’s own feelings towards music and the performing of it. This piano course is open to all who love playing the piano and those who are curious to know more about it. We will work on fingering, correct use of the thumb, pedalling, posture, as well as tone production.
The course will be divided into two parts with individual tuition and group participation during which aspects of technique and musical interpretation will be covered. Participants will be encouraged to take turns on the ‘hot seat’ to play pieces they are working on or would like to improve.
In a fun, relaxed and warmhearted atmosphere it is hoped that everyone will be inspired to take part and to learn from each other.