Expired The Pianist Within with Elena Riu – SOLD OUT

  •  May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
     6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Pianist Within

Elena Riu
Friday 22 – Sunday 24 May 2015
Course No. 3136
Level: All
Fee: £190
Solo Study Course
One space has become available on this course! Please contact the office if you would like to book: 01373 812383 or email music@jackdaws.org

Work with extraordinary Venezuelan pianist, Elena Riu, on releasing the pianist within you.

As a specialist in Spanish and South American composers, Elena particularly encourages this repertoire but she will lead you gently through whichever repertoire you choose to bring, working on the use of tone production and harmonic colour to enlarge your emotional vocabulary.

Part of the weekend will focus on reducing performance anxiety, integrating some simple yoga, relaxation and visualisation techniques to improve your playing and benefit the ‘whole person’. Leave Jackdaws feeling refreshed and revitalised in your playing.


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.

If you like this course, try Alexander Technique for Musicians Day Course or Jazz Day with Ralf Dorrell