Note for participants

You can’t UNBAKE a cake! (well why would you?)

Students (of all ages) often come to us feeling they must bring works ‘performance-ready’.  Sometimes they feel too embarrassed to play a half-learned piece, or perhaps they want a dress rehearsal for some forthcoming exam or event. (Dress rehearsals are always a good idea, the more the merrier).

But the greatest value from our masterclasses and One-on-One sessions comes when you know the notes (more or less) but there is still a lot of finishing to do. The purpose of coming to Montemuse, after all, is to learn something, not to show off what you can do. If the piece is ‘fully prepared’ and something is not quite right, it will be VERY hard to undo a habit.

As a much respected professor likes to comment, “You can’t unbake a cake”.