MINI SESSIONS

Adult Learners

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April

 

More Mindfulness with Music

Thursday 22 April

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK TIME

Join Lee Holland of Mental Note Performance for a session exploring mindfulness with music. Some previous mindfulness sessions would be helpful, but this session will be equally accessible for those who have not taken a session in this before.

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Lee Holland

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  • Tutor: Lee Holland

 

  • Participants: Open to all over 18

  

  • Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Wednesday 21 April

 

  • Information will be sent by Wednesday 21 April

 

Musicians’ Warm Ups with Elena Urioste

Tuesday 27 April

6.30 - 7 pm UK TIME

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Join violinist and yogi, Elena Urioste, co-founder of Intermission, as she shares with you some of her favourite and most effective warm ups for musicians.

Elena Urioste

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  • Tutor: Elena Urioste

  • Participants: Open to all

  • Registration Fee: £5 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Monday 26 April

  • Information will be sent by: Monday 26 April

Exploring Violin Concertos - Mozart G Major & Coleridge-Taylor

 

Wednesday 28 April and 5 May

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK TIME

Join violinists Elena Urioste and Melissa White for an exploration of two great violin concertos – Mozart’s G major Violin Concerto and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto. In these two sessions, we’ll be discussing in depth the relationship between soloist and orchestra, sharing advice, tips and tricks for these particular works and considering interpretation and how we go about learning a concerto from scratch.

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Melissa White

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  • Tutors: Elena Urioste and Melissa White

  • Participants: Open to all violinists aged 15+

  • Registration Fee: £12 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Tuesday 27 April

  • Information will be sent on: Tuesday 27 April

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Elena Urioste

 

May

 

Finding Your Musical Voice: A Positive Social Media Presence

Monday 3 May

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK TIME

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Join organist, conductor and broadcaster Anna Lapwood for a discussion on positive use of social media as musicians. We’ll be discussing how to find and grow your audience and her incredible use of # led campaigns. Having spent some years being encouraged to “play like a man” and with a dedication to her art and mission that belied her years, Anna is now humbled to find that she is an inspiration to many young women and amused that they have adopted her hashtag, #playlikeagirl.

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Anna Lapwood

  • Tutor: Anna Lapwood

  • Participants: Students and young musicians aged 15+

  • Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Sunday 2 May

  • Information will be sent by: Sunday 2 May

Adult Learners Chamber Music Sessions

 

Tuesday 4, 11 and 18 May

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK TIME

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Open to adult string players, working at, at least Intermediate level, we will be leading a three-week set of sessions exploring some chamber music together. This will culminate in a final online play along from your homes to a pre-recorded video performance from our tutors. The repertoire will be confirmed approximately a week before the sessions to allow us to choose the most suitable piece(s) for our participants.

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Alice Kent

Su-a Lee

Rosalind Ventris

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Alex Laing

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  • Tutor: Alex Laing (violin), Rosalind Ventris (viola), Su-a Lee (Cello), Alice Kent (double bass)

  • Participants: Adult string players of at least Intermediate (approx Grade 4) standard – violin, viola, cello and double bass

  • Registration Fee: £18 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Monday 3 May

  • Information will be sent by: Monday 3 May

 

Interpretation and Analysis – Violin

Monday 10 and 17 May

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK TIME

We are bringing the Interpretation and Analysis sessions back this month. For violinists, Alex Laing will be exploring Haydn’s G major Violin Concerto, 1st movement and parts of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. You don’t need to have played these pieces in order to attend.

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Alex Laing

  • Tutor: Alex Laing

  • Participants: Young musicians age 15+, instrumental teachers, students and adults

  • Registration Fee: £12 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Sunday 9 May

  • Information will be sent by: Sunday 9 May

Interpretation and Analysis – Cello

 

Monday 10 and 17 May

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK TIME

We are bringing the Interpretation and Analysis sessions back this month. For cellists, Robin Michael will be exploring Beethoven’s Cello and Piano Sonata in A major op.69, 1st movement and Saint Säens Cello Concerto No.1. You don’t need to have played these pieces in order to attend.

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Robin Micheal

  • Tutor: Robin Michael

  • Participants: Young musicians age 15+, instrumental teachers, students and adults

  • Registration Fee: £12 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Sunday 9 May

  • Information will be sent by: Sunday 9 May

June

 

Orchestral Excerpts

 

Tuesday 8 June

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK Time

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Joseph Conyers

Join Philadelphia Orchestra’s Assistant Principal Double Bassist, Joseph Conyers for an in-depth discussion, exploration and demonstration of how to approach orchestral excerpts. Joseph recently founded a YouTube series called, ‘Play me an Excerpt’, focused on understanding the tools required to succeed at orchestral excerpts. This session will feature some live master class style excerpt coaching and is open to all instruments.

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  • Tutor: Joseph Conyers

  • Participants: Open to all instrumentalists (recommended age 15+)

  • Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Monday 7 June

  • Information will be sent by: Tuesday 8 June

Performance Psychology – What is it and how can I use it?

 

Thursday 10 June

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK Time

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This session will be led by specialist in performance psychology and mindfulness, Lee Holland and is designed for university/conservatoire students and teachers. Adult players and young people aged 16+ are also welcome to attend. In this session, we will be learning to understand how we can start to think about training our mind and mindset for optimal practice and performance, and for teachers, in turn how this can be used to support younger students.

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  • Tutor: Lee Holland

  • Participants: Instrumental Teachers, Students and Adults

  • Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

  • Closing Date: Thursday 10 June

  • Information will be sent by: Thursday 10 June