Come down to one of our Piano workshops based in Central London (*) and learn all aspects of piano in our one day training sessions. Limited seats available!
* (venue to be arranged)
Classical Piano Workshop
What you will learn:
Sight-reading: You will learn why it's important to recognise the piano keys and the notes on the treble and bass clefs fast and also how to increase your speed at recognising them. You will learn the twenty-two most popular notes found in the Treble and bass clef and learn how to increase your note recognition through speed tests. You will also learn the four most popular rhythms that appear in basic to advanced music and how to practice them. You will learn how to practice and prepare for your sight-reading exam. After the workshop you will also receive four speed recognition video links to continue your training.
Practice: You will learn how to practice pieces efficiently so that you can learn to play the music easier and in less time. You will learn mistakes that all students are making right now when practising and how to avoid them. You will learn how to practice all major and minor scales / arpeggios and broken chords so that you cover all of them every week in less time. You will learn why the saying "Practice makes perfect" is not true.
Technique: You will learn why it's important to practice your technique ,why scales are important to practice as well as four simple techniques to train each finger (this is not learnt in the piano grades!) and also how to use the metronome to increase your speed in scales to grade 8 (ABRSM) level in 10-15 minutes not years of practice.
Aural: You will learn about articulation and phrasing to an advanced level using only four examples.
Who is this workshop for?
Beginners: Students' who have just bought a piano or keyboard wanting to learn classical piano and have absolutely no knowledge or very little knowledge of music or have tried learning through YouTube videos with no progress.
Intermediate: Those that have had 1-3 years of private tuition but still can't read their left hand quick enough and can't play all major and minor scales and arpeggios hands together up to Grade 8 minimum speed (Grade 8 ABRSM level - For scales minim = 88 and for arpeggios minim=66).
Advanced: Students' that have been playing for over 5 years and can't understand the difference between 3/8, 3/4, 3/2 and 3/16 time signatures. Don't know the 15 reasons why you learn scales. Students that take more than one month to play a Grade 5 piece of music hands together when practising between 5-7 days a week for an 1-1/5 hours per day. Students' that took eight years+ to take Grade 8 piano exam.
Jazz/Blues Piano Workshop
What you will learn:
Practice: You will learn how to organise your practice schedule in order to cover everything from walking bass lines to chords and tunes in a week.
Technique: How to articulate and "swing" your playing.
Aural: Learn what to listen for in Jazz and Blues.
Harmony: You will understand easy to complex chord symbols as well as how to play them through shell voicing, quartal harmony and basic harmony
Walking Bass line
Improvisation: You will learn essential improvisation techniques and how to easily create complex lines over any chord.
Scales: You will learn the five main scales to play over any chord.