Announcing Penelope Roskell’s forthcoming piano courses and piano events in 2013
Advanced Piano Course
The next three-day advanced courses will take place on 26-28 April 2013, and 11-13 October 2013 (10am – 5pm). Penelope is an inspiring and dedicated teacher, and the courses, which are open to all advanced pianists (Grade 8 – post-diploma), amateur, student or professional, offer a very supportive and stimulating learning environment.
Taking place over three days, the advanced course focuses on repertoire, technique, and yoga for pianists, and is ideal for pianists preparing for concerts, competitions, diplomas or auditions, or for anyone suffering from technical problems, physical tension, injuries or nerves. The course is run as a series of masterclasses with plenty of opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas, and ends with an informal concert on the Sunday afternoon.
Limited to eight students per course for maximum participation – one student scholarship available.
Fee: £195 (ISM and EPTA members £185) Students £120
One-day Performance Workshop 23rd June 2013
A relaxed, supportive opportunity for pianists Grade 7 and above to meet other pianists and work on own-choice repertoire.
Fee £70 (half day £40)
Workshop for Piano Teachers on Teaching Piano Technique
Sunday 3rd March 2013. This workshop is open to all piano teachers, who are interested in discussing aspects of teaching technique within an encouraging setting. Each teacher will be invited to prepare one or two short students’ pieces, which will form the basis of discussion.
Fee £70, (EPTA and ISM members £65)
New North London Piano Group
Regular monthly meetings in North East London, first Tuesday in the month, 7.30-9.30 (except during holiday times).
Fee: £180 for 8 sessions
Venue for all courses:
66 Queen Elizabeth’s Walk
Private lessons also available – please contact Penelope for details.
Please note Penelope’s forthcoming London concerts this spring, at Sutton House, Hackney London E9 6JQ. Both concerts free to under 26s.
Sunday March 17th, 3pm
Roskell Piano Trio
Sunday May19th 7pm
Fitzwilliam Quartet and Penelope Roskell, piano
Programme to include Schumann Piano Quartet Op 47.
Further information and tickets www.shms.org.uk
Some student comments on recent advanced piano courses:
“This was an Epiphany for me: I felt so moved by my own playing”. S.D. (UK)
“Thank you for another very inspirational course. I came home on such a high! Already looking forward to the course next year” E.G-J (Eire)
“I liked the course 100%. I achieved even more than I had hoped” C.B (Romania)
“I wanted to thank you again for this extremely rewarding day of masterclasses! Thanks a lot for your welcome, your generosity and your highly beneficial musical advice! M.E. (France)
Penelope Roskell, short biography
Penelope Roskell is an international concert pianist and Professor of Piano at Trinity College of Music. She has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level for over twenty five years and has a special expertise in the field of piano technique. She is the only piano teacher in England recommended for referrals for physical tension and injuries by the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine. Her DVD on Yoga for Musicians is recognised as a major contribution to research in this field, and she is currently preparing a DVD on Effortless Piano Technique.
As a performer, she has appeared as soloist at major concert halls throughout Britain, and in over thirty countries in Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia, and the Middle and Far East.