Opening the Practice Toolbox – monthly low cost workshop for all musicians using sheet music
BYOP – Bring your own piece (of music) and receive tailored advice on the most effective practice – OR just listen for a fiver.
Do you feel you are spending a lot of time practicing with little result?
Are you stuck learning a particular piece or passage?
Can you “sort of“ play – or sing – your repertoire, you feel that there is more to be discovered and want to know what to do next?
Don’t wait until you are frustrated and ready to start a bonfire with your music –join this 2-hour online workshop instead!
Suitable for all musicians who work from sheet music.
Saturday, once monthly 11.00-13.00* Online platform: Zoom
Dates: 16 October, 20 November, 11 December, 22 January (2022)
Introduction and presentation of general methods – the three stages of practice 10-15 mins
Individual sessions masterclass style (active participants) 15 – 20 mins each
Q&A 15 mins
Prices: Active participant** £15 Passive participant £ 5
*A minimum of three active participants is necessary to run the workshop. If no more than three sign up, the workshop will only run for approximately 1.5 hours.
**Active participants: Please be prepared to perform a piece or part of a piece, ca 2 mins in length (or shorter), and send me a scan of the sheet music – with bar numbers marked in – prior to the workshop, so I can share it with the group.
Beginners and advanced players/singers are all welcome!
If you are advanced you will notice that the topics – including practice methods- are often the same, but we approach them at a higher level. One of my more recent profound discoveries (well, 2017) came from teaching complete beginners on the piano, and I applied it to learning “Gaspard de la nuit” by Ravel.
My name is Gisela Meyer and I am a pianist, accompanist and soprano with cello as side subject. As accompanist I have coached many musicians in preparation for exams and recitals. I have been teaching ensembles at the City Lit since 2011, first as tutor of the Music Foundation Course and since 2015, as tutor for Chamber Music. I have been working with singers and a variety of instrumentalists over many years and perform regularly in concerts and at functions.
Read more and have a listen here: giselameyer.me.uk