Music Students (Conservatoire and University) and Recent Graduates
Welcome to our Mini Sessions for students and recent graduates. These sessions are now open for registration. Some of these sessions are suitable for young people aged 15+ - please check the session description for further information.
For futher sessions that may be of interest, please visit the instrumental teachers' pages.
These Sessions are live on Zoom and will be available to all registered participants for 1 month after the final session to catch up.
If you register after the sessions have started, please check your confirmation email for Zoom links and catch-up recordings.
Set 1 - Wednesday 6, 13 and 20 October 2021 6 - 7 pm and 7.30 - 8,30 pm UK Time
Set 2 Thursday 18 and 25 November and 2 December 2021 6 - 7 pm and 7.30 - 8.30 pm UK Time - Registration Opens 1 November 2021
STUDENTS SET 1 SESSIONS PASS
Register here for access to all 7 sessions in October. You will receive a discount on the total registration fees, and all recordings are available for 1 month.
Registration Fee: £25 (financial support available, please select on registration form)
(Please Note: this pass does not include Chat with Us or Teaching Sessions: Inspire, Energise, Innovate)
SET 1 OVERVIEW – CLICK ON THE SESSION TO FIND OUT MORE AND REGISTER
Wednesday 6 October
Wednesday 13 October
Wednesday 20 October
SET 2 OVERVIEW – SESSIONS IN SET 2 WILL OPEN FOR REGISTRATION ON 1 NOVEMBER
Thursday 18 November
Nerves and Performance Anxiety – Laura van der Heijden & Rachel Cooper
Diversifying Artistic Output: Being Creative in a Creatively Saturated Field – Clifton Harrison
Thursday 25 November
Developing Your Conducting and Leadership Skills – Natalia Luis-Bassa
Advanced Technique Problem Solving for Violinists – Julia Bushkova
The Role of the Continuo – David Watkin
Thursday 2 December
Healthy Bodies – Flexibility & Breathing – Melissa White
Exploring the String Quartet Rehearsal Process – Melissa White
I’m not receiving emails from the Foundation, what should I do?
We will write to you by the date specified on the sign up for each course with the workshop and Zoom information. If you have not received this by the end of that day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
Please check your junk mail folder as some mail servers will send this email there.
We receive a lot of emails, so if you could please specify the participant name, workshop and instrument in your subject heading or body of the email that will help us to help you as quickly as possible.
If I can attend only part of the workshop, can I pay only part of the admin fee?
Unfortunately not. By signing up to the workshop, you are committing to attend the all the sessions. If you miss a session, this is of course at your own discretion.
Will the Sessions be available as catch up links?
I can’t access the sessions because of my time zone. Can I receive links to watch afterwards?
Yes, if you are living in a time zone that would make it difficult to access the sessions live, please register as a participant and you will receive catch up links the following day.
Will there be more workshops? My instrument, age or stage is not covered.
Yes – new sets of workshops are announced regularly.
I’ve missed the closing date, can I still apply?
Once the workshop has begun, we will not be able to add late applicants as these sessions are progressive and it is important participants are a part of the sessions from the first day. All workshops will close a few before the first session. Please check closing dates carefully.
Can Adults register to join the children’s workshops?
For safeguarding reasons because sessions are delivered via Zoom, we have decided to keep adult and children’s workshops separate. We will be delivering more workshops for Adults in the coming months.
I’m a parent, can I sit with my child on the sessions?
In some cases, this is an excellent idea and will enable you to help with practice at home. Please could we ask adults who are in the room with the children to avoid being on the camera as far as possible during the session, but please, please do help your children if they are struggling. We believe your involvement is incredibly important so please do feel free to sit and listen.
My child’s a bit nervous of online group Zoom sessions – what will they be like?
Mostly, your child will only see the tutor on the screen and our Tutor and Ambassadors will be able to see all your children. You do have the option to keep the camera off, but we would encourage you to switch it on so we can help as much as possible. The camera is automatically off when you log on, so you have to switch it on. All participants remain on mute mostly – we normally take mute off of everyone at the end so they can all say bye to each other! Sometimes the tutor will ask for demonstrations or answers to questions. Children volunteer to do this and to be on the screen, so if your child doesn’t want to speak or to be seen by the others, there is no requirement for them to do so. It’s a bit like an individual lesson within a group setting.