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Be a Better Flute Player - Part 2

Phrasing

30th January, 10am to 10.45am. Join us online for a free workshop on phrasing, led by Lis Dooner. 
 
This session focuses on phrasing and some simple techniques you can learn to improve your skills. We use a demonstration lesson between pupil and teacher as our example and you are welcome to play along or to simply watch. There will be the opportunity to ask any questions as we go along.

This is recommended for players Grade 3 and under. Teachers are welcome to attend.  
 
Above Grade 3? The techniques covered in this session are applicable to all grades are are also taught at Conservatoire level. We have suggested a grade level due to the pieces being played and the age of the pupil involved. If your are above Grade 3 you are still welcome to attend.
 
Cost: Free
 

About Lis Dooner

 
Lis Dooner played with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for 25 years and today  teaches baroque and concert flute at St Mary's Music School and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is much in demand as a visiting tutor on flute courses where she has worked alongside Sarah Newbold, Wissam Boustany, Ruth Morley and Ian Clark. 
 
 

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28 January 2021

Be a Better Flute Player - Part 1

28th January 5.30pm - 6.15pm. Join us online for a free workshop on breathing technique, led by Lis Dooner. For players Grade 3 and above. Teachers welcome to attend. Read More >

Be a Chorister Afternoon

29 January 2021

Virtual Introduction to Being a Chorister

Being a chorister provides a world-class music and academic education. This afternoon webinar will provide a unique insight for children and parents into both aspects. It will be a good introduction and an ideal way to assess whether life as a chorister is right for your child. Read More >

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30 January 2021

Be a Better Flute Player - Part 2

30th January, 10am to 10.45am. Join us online for a free workshop on phrasing, led by Lis Dooner. For players Grade 3 and below. Teachers welcome to attend. (other levels welcome) Read More >

Gordon Bragg SCO

28 February 2021 - 21 March 2021

SCO String and Wind Academies - Spring

Following their success in 2019 and 2020, SCO String and Wind Academies continue as a free opportunity for school-aged string and wind musicians who have achieved Grade 6 or above and who are able to commit to a series of sessions. Read More >

Virtual Open Evenings at St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh

4 March 2021

Virtual Open Evening for Young Musicians and their Parents

Meet current pupils, take a tour of the school, find out what lessons are like and take a peek inside the world of our instrumental pupils. Read More >

Virtual Open Evenings at St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh

7 March 2021

Virtual Open Morning for Young Musicians and their Parents

Meet current pupils, take a tour of the school, find out what lessons are like and take a peek inside the world of our instrumental pupils. Read More >

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1 August 2021 - 6 August 2021

International Woodwind Summer School

For flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon players aged 14 to 17, Grade 7 and above. Read More >

International Piano Summer School 2021

8 August 2021 - 13 August 2021

International Piano Summer School

For pianists age 13 to 17, Grade 7 or above (ABRSM or Trinity) Read More >

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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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