Musicroom LINCOLN FREE Piano Star Theory Workshop for Piano Teachers
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Musicroom LINCOLN FREE Piano Star Theory Workshop for Piano Teachers

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Join the authors of Piano Star Theory for a special afternoon of all things piano teaching. Kathy and David Blackwell, ABRSM and ourselves will be hosting a free workshop to celebrate the launch of their latest book for young pianists!

Kathy and David will be presenting their ideas from the book, demonstrating a range of methods to teach the theoretical concepts covered using our premium Grand Hybrid piano.

Topics include:

·      Their approach to rhythm and pitch

·      How the book relates theory to practice

·      General musicianship and Aural work

·      Practical activities using the stickers (included with the book).

 

It’s bound to be a compelling afternoon, rich with useful information and exclusive offers to the Piano Teaching community as well as limitless tea and biscuits!

JOIN US FOR A FAB DAY OF PIANO FUN!

 

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ABRSM Examiner Q&A Workshop
Jul
27
1:30 PM13:30

ABRSM Examiner Q&A Workshop

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Casio Music UK, one of the world’s most renowned producers of musical instruments, has teamed up with esteemed examining board ABRSM to host a FREE exam Q&A session. On Saturday 27th July, Casio will be joined in Musicroom, York, by ABRSM examiner, Joy Crick, and ABRSM Regional Development Executive, Kerry Baldwin. Piano teachers will be able to ask Joy and Kerry any questions they have, try out ABRSM’s range of digital resources and hear about recent developments at ABRSM. Teachers will also be able to take advantage of special discounts on ABRSM publications purchased from Musicroom on the day.  

As well as hosting the Q&A session, Casio will be introducing all attendees to its Grand Hybrid Teacher Network - a piano teacher community offering rich teaching resources, FREE workshops and special offers on its award-winning Celviano Grand Hybrid digital piano.

Casio’s premium Celviano Grand Hybrid range is designed in collaboration with esteemed acoustic piano manufacturer C. Bechstein. It combines full-length precision wooden keys replicating the natural travel and the recoil of an acoustic grand piano, but with the added benefits of innovative digital sound technology. 

Casio Music UK’s Marketing Executive, Jack Terroni says: We are delighted to be joining forces with ABRSM to provide yet another useful resource for piano teachers. At Casio, we are committed and passionate about providing piano teachers nationwide with the tools they need to help teach. This session will provide vital insight into how exams can be best approached and most importantly how students can be best prepared.”

John Holmes of ABRSM added “At ABRSM, we believe fundamentally in developing the all-round musician. When we assess performing skills through playing an instrument or singing, we are evaluating the candidates’ control of pitch, time, tone, shape and performance. In partnership with Casio, we hope to provide piano teachers with the tangible tools and creative ideas they need in order to nurture performing skills, helping them to enable their pupils to achieve the best results they can. The ABRSM Examiner promise is ‘I’ll do my best to help you do your best’. This event will exemplify that by providing insight from the heart of the exam experience.”

Graduating from The Royal Academy of Music, Joy has 24 years’ experience in music education. Joy has developed teaching skills in a variety of scenarios, from Oboe Specialist, General Woodwind, Curriculum Music (Secondary Schools) through to Whole Class Instrumental Teaching (Primary Schools). Today, Joy is an ABRSM Examiner but continues to teach and play on a freelance basis.

To book a place on this FREE ABRSM examiner Q&A workshop, head to https://info.casio.co.uk/examiner-workshop.

For more information, head to: https://music.casio.co.uk/

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Practising The Piano - Introduction To The Practice Tools
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Practising The Piano - Introduction To The Practice Tools

Based on Graham Fitch’s highly acclaimed eBook Series and blog, this one-day course will introduce highly effective strategies and approaches which will assist you and your students in getting the most out of time spent practising the piano. 

The course will be delivered in an interactive format with introductory presentations followed by breakout sessions where you will each have your own private digital piano with headphones to test out a particular practice skill. There will be plenty of opportunity for feedback with question and answer sessions forming the backbone of the day. The following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction: An overview of the practice tools

  • Using the feedback loop: How to plan and focus your practice session for maximum benefit in every area.

  • Slow practice: How to use ultra-slow speeds for learning notes, correcting errors and finessing sound, and when not to use it!

  • Gaining speed: We explore two methods of taking a piece from the slow stages to performance speed, developing fluency and accuracy as well as ease and grace.

  • Repetition in practice: We form habits by repetition, but only perfect practice makes perfect. In this session we learn how to manage repetition in our practice mindfully and creatively to achieve tangible, lasting results.

Preparatory materials for breakout sessions will be provided in advance and all participants will receive handouts and complimentary online access to Graham’s video lecture series on the Practice Tools (valued at £20). Please note that participants will not be required to play in front of others, unless they wish to.

You will leave with tangible tools and skills that will immediately deliver results in your own practice and teaching!


Course details:

  • Participants: maximum 15 places

  • Participant profile: Piano teachers and intermediate pianists (+/- Grade 5 upwards)

  • Includes: preparatory materials, tea / coffee, lunch, online resources

This event has been made possible with the support of Casio and will include a brief presentation by Chris Stanbury from Casio on the Grand Hybrid and benefits of the Casio Teacher Network.

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The Young Songwriter 2019 Live Showcase & 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Song Academy
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Young Songwriter 2019 Live Showcase & 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Song Academy

The Young Songwriter 2019 live showcase + 10th anniversary celebration of Song Academy
Saturday 22nd June,7pm – 9:30pm
The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London. 

Don’t miss out on seeing the stars of tomorrow performing in an intimate setting.  This exciting showcase will celebrate the creative talents of The Young Songwriter 2019 competition finalists, whilst demonstrating the power of songwriting as a means of building confidence and connecting the youth of tomorrow’s music scene. Performers will include winners of The Young Songwriter Competition 2019 (UK & Ireland), selected finalists and Song Academy alumni who are making waves in the industry.  

Special guest performers include Janet Devlin!  We are delighted that the showcase will be compered by three young creative stars – Jenk Oz, Sebastian Croft and Miriam Nyarko.

To book your places at this special event, email contact@songacademy.co.uk.  The set up of The Tabernacle will be tables of 8 or 10 in cabaret style at the front and a couple of rows of seating at the back and in the gallery.  Cabaret table seats cost £15 and seats at the back and gallery cost £10. Limited places available.

More info at https://www.songacademy.co.uk/says19/

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(SOLD OUT) FREE Piano Star Theory Workshop for Piano Teachers
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

(SOLD OUT) FREE Piano Star Theory Workshop for Piano Teachers

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Join the authors of Piano Star Theory for a special afternoon of all things piano teaching. Kathy and David Blackwell, ABRSM and ourselves will be hosting a free workshop to celebrate the launch of their latest book for young pianists!

Kathy and David will be presenting their ideas from the book, demonstrating a range of methods to teach the theoretical concepts covered using our premium Grand Hybrid piano.

Topics include:

·      Their approach to rhythm and pitch

·      How the book relates theory to practice

·      General musicianship and Aural work

·      Practical activities using the stickers (included with the book).

 

It’s bound to be a compelling afternoon, rich with useful information and exclusive offers to the Piano Teaching community as well as limitless tea and biscuits!

JOIN US FOR A FAB DAY OF PIANO FUN!

 

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JODIE ABACUS – LEARN TO PLAY DAY LIVE @ MUSICROOM, LONDON (REGISTER FOR FREE HERE)
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

JODIE ABACUS – LEARN TO PLAY DAY LIVE @ MUSICROOM, LONDON (REGISTER FOR FREE HERE)

A unique opportunity to witness up close one of the UK's most soulful singer-songwriters. Register for FREE at info.casio.co.uk/learntoplay

Whether creating uplifting electronic funk magic (count Elton as a fan), or supporting Corrine Bailey Rae on tour with his poignant soul ballads, Jodie Abacus is the real deal and the piano is at the heart of his songwriting process . Grab this rare opportunity to celebrate ‘Learn To Play’ day with Jodie as he treats us to a stripped back acoustic set on the NEW Casio PX-S1000 piano. We will also learn about Jodie’s songwriting craft in the process… Not to be missed! 

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Battersea Piano Festival Day 2
Mar
17
1:15 PM13:15

Battersea Piano Festival Day 2

Join ourselves and ABRSM in support of the annual Battersea Piano Festival on Day 2. We will be attending with our Grand Hybrid Piano range (designed in collaboration with C. Bechstein) as we delight in helping to spotlight the performances of emerging pianists , in this exciting and highly musical piano competition.

All attendees will have access to unique promotional discounts exclusive to the festival…

Meet our Casio Product Expert and experienced Piano Teachers and friends of the brand.

https://www.batterseapianofestival.co.uk/

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Battersea Piano Festival Day 1
Mar
10
1:15 PM13:15

Battersea Piano Festival Day 1

Join ourselves and ABRSM in support of the annual Battersea Piano Festival. We will be attending with our Grand Hybrid Piano range (designed in collaboration with C. Bechstein) as we delight in helping to spotlight the performances of emerging pianists , in this exciting and highly musical piano competition.

All attendees will have access to unique promotional discounts exclusive to the festival…

Meet our Casio Product Expert and experienced Piano Teachers and friends of the brand, Liz of Encore Music and Karen Marshall from Music Teacher magazine, as we provide a fun and insightful day of activity.

https://www.batterseapianofestival.co.uk/

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Music and Drama EXPO @ London, Olympia
Mar
6
to Mar 7

Music and Drama EXPO @ London, Olympia

We are delighted to be showcasing our premium range of Grand Hybrid pianos (designed in collaboration with C. Bechstein) at Europe’s largest exhibition for Music and Drama education. Our flagship rang will be on show at Stand B11 near the Seminar Theatre. Nominated for the most outsanding educational instrument in the upcoming Music Teacher Awards, Grand Hybrid is quickly growing its reputation as the classroom instrument of choice in Music Departments and Music Service Hubs Nationwide. Please stop by our stand to experience for yourself an instrument which combines technological innovation and traditional piano methods, providing a unique piano experience. If you are a private Piano Teacher or Head of Music we have some unique education discounts to share with you on the day!

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