Our One-on-One coaching weeks are unique. Nowhere else will you find such individual, pampered attention for a whole week (we’ll even chauffeur you to/from the airport). What’s more, if none of our set dates suit you, choose your own!
If you’re shy about performing to a group, or you want to seriously improve in a short time, this is for you. It’s an immensely effective way to learn a lot in a short time – 4 hours of personal instruction every day, unlimited practise, no distractions …
An intense, but magical, week – even beginners are welcome to give it a go!
Dates: see set dates or request a date to suit your schedule
Check-in: from 14.00 Sunday afternoon
Check-out: from room before 11.00 the following Saturday morning*
Level: enthusiast to diploma
Repertoire: free choice
Partners: non-pianist partners are welcome to listen in
* courses finish after lunch on Saturday (or earlier if travel arrangements dictate).
The day begins at 9.00 am – breakfast with Director/Principal tutor Gil Jetley. Then a 3-4 hour session covering whatever you wish – technical matters, interpretative ideas, even theory. If it sounds intense, it is! – but whatever your standard these hours pass all too quickly.
We have more than a thousand piano CDs, a selection of DVDs, a small library of music text books, and 50,000 digitized piano scores for reference (some of them extremely rare) – a wealth of musical resources to learn from or to explore just for fun.
A break for an ‘al fresco’ lunch at around 13.00 and then afternoons are free for practise on the conservatoire grand or the digital in your room, as you like. If it has all been too much, simply become a tourist and explore nearby cultural treasures and scenic wonders. (Public transport is non-existant, so consider renting a car at the airport if you’ll want to explore widely).
Each evening we chauffeur you to a local restaurant renowned for its atmosphere and regional cooking (all meals are included in course fees). An Italian dinner is a feast of multiple courses. This is a good chance to get to know your tutor personally, consolidate the day’s lessons, or discuss anything from gardening to space travel! Then it’s back to Montemuse, to bed and a well-earned rest.