Very, very enjoyable – really intense and reflective study (student comment)
What: 1-on-1 individual coaching – just you and your tutor
Who for: amateur pianists, beginners to diploma standard
Repertoire: free choice
Partners: partners welcome
Dates: scheduled courses or choose your own date
Fees: see here
Check-in: after 14.00 Sunday afternoon
Check-out: from room before 11.00 the following Saturday morning
(courses finish after lunch on Saturday).
Breakfast at your accommodation while Director/Principal Coach Gil Jetley plans the day’s activities. Then a 3 hour session covering technical matters, interpretative ideas, theory etc. It sounds intense and it is – but it’s also light-hearted and whatever your standard you’ll find these hours fly by.
Great teacher, formidable patience (student comment)
An ‘al fresco’ lunch and then afternoons free for personal practise on the conservatoire grand, or in private on the digital in your room if you prefer. By the end of the week you may feel like taking an afternoon off to explore nearby cultural treasures and scenic wonders – there is much to do and see.
(Note public transport is virtually non-existent, so consider renting a car at the airport if you plan to explore more than the immediate locality).
In the evening Course Director Gil takes you to a local restaurant renowned for its atmosphere and regional cooking (all meals are included in course fees). This is a good chance to get to know your tutor personally, and consolidate the day’s coaching. An Italian dinner is a feast of multiple courses so don’t expect to be back in bed much before midnight!
Outstanding value with tuition, accommodation, fantastic food all included (student comment).