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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Haruko Seki
  • Course Code W21CCLA18A

What you will learn

Improve your technique, musicianship and knowledge and understanding of repertoire. For players with at least four years' experience, working towards Grade 7/8 (ABRSM) as standard.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate improved technique so that you can approach a wider repertoire
  • play with better tonal balance between the hands
  • demonstrate better use of your body when playing the piano
  • demonstrate improved sensitivity of touch
  • demonstrate improved pedalling skills
  • recognise the main features of music from Baroque, Classical, Romantic period

Cost

  • Full fee
    £200
  • Concession fee
    £150
  • Class format and activities

    The classes will be held at the college with additional live streaming for optional online attendance. You have a choice to attend each week either onsite or online. You will be having a lesson (performing to the class) and listening to another student’s lesson. Listening to tutor presentation, explanation , demonstration and participating discussion . Weekly sight reading exercise and occasional dictation/aural training. You will research and talk about the background of the pieces you are learning. You will need to follow and contribute to discussions in English. Music Study can include the use of digital resources such as listening to recordings, watching videos online, using appropriate mobile applications and following Moodle -Morley's virtual learning environment- to enhance your learning inside and outside the classroom. Music study also offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to enhance wellbeing. Music practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment including developing creativity, developing high-concentration levels, building self-confidence, working to deadlines, being able to control nerves and working as part of a team.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for players of Grade 6/8 standard. Entry is subject to audition. You should prepare two contrasting pieces.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    In addition to the entry requirement, students must also be prepared to spend a significant amount of time practising their works out of the class time. Your tutor will help you find the suitable repertoire if required. There is a lot of listening and you will learn from listening to other students as well as one-to one tuition. There is an informal end-of term concert at the end of each term. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e.: progression to another course. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.

    What you need

    Music scores relevant to the lessons and notebook and pencil. Each student should keep a journal where they can record feedback from the tutor and to reflect on their progress both in class and during their own practice out of college. If you wish to join this class online you will need a good internet connection and computer/tablet with webcam and sound.

    What you can do next

    The course runs throughout the year and you can usefully repeat it for as many terms as you want. The tutor will advise you when you are ready to progress to the 'Piano Workshop 6'. You may also be interested in joining the 'Piano Technique Workout', or any jazz or blues piano courses. You may also be interested in any 'a Listener's Guide to Music' course Morley offers, such as the 'Brief History of Western Music from 1600 to 1800'.