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Piano lesson

How to Be a Better Pianist - Part 1

Techniques to help bring a piece to the next level musically and pianistically, focusing on Ravel’s Sonatine 3rd Movement

Online

Thursday May 6th, 5.30pm to 6.20pm  

Suitable for pianists age 10 to 18, Grade 7 and above and piano teachers.  

In this demonstration session acclaimed pianist Helena Buckmayer explains the process of working with 12 year old pupil Michelle to show the techniques she uses to help Michelle improve her playing - in particular, how to focus on technical work and physical movements to convey musical expressions and the music encountered. Although the lesson focuses on Ravel's Sonatine, 3rd Movement, the techniques are applicable to any repertoire. 

Helena is a teacher at St Mary's Music School. You can read more about her here. 

The event will take place on WebinarJam. Places are free but registration is essential. 

 

 

 

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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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