June 28, 2015

Summer Masterclass 2015 with Professor Nigel Clayton



We were very lucky to have Nigel Clayton from the RCM come and do a masterclass with a number of the academy students on a lovely sunny day in June.  The summer masterclass is part education, part entertainment and also a little garden party.






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November 16, 2014

Master Class with John Blakeley of the Royal College of Music

We had an entertaining and very instructive masterclass given at the Academy, by John Blakeley of RCM.



( ABRSM grade 7)- Berceuse . Frank Bridge


( ABRSM grade 6)- 1st movement from Sonata in C major. Mozart K 545


( grade 7 standard ) Arabesque No. 1 . Debussy


(ABRSM grade 6) – Rondo from Sonatina in E flat op 19 No. 6




Advanced  -  1st- 2nd movements from Sonata No. 2 – Prokofiev


 ( ABRSM grade 6)  -Invention No. 14 in B flat major. Bach,  Waltz in A flat – Brahms


(Grade 7-8 standard)  Nocturne C sharp minor No. 16 KKIV- Chopin


( ABRSM grade 5)- grade 5 pieces from the current syllabus.


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July 13, 2014

Masterclass with Professor Nigel Clayton of the Royal College of Music


On the 21st June I hosted a masterclass for some of my students.  Professor Nigel Clayton of the Royal College of Music came and conducted the masterclass for students in my garden music room.  Nigel is brilliant at  teaching students and making a masterclass a fun and engaging event.

We were delighted that Hugh Wooldridge managed to make it as he has very kindly loaned me his Bechstein piano that proudly resides in the music room.   The afternoon had a party feel on a lovely summers day.

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