Masterclasses

Richard plays 1Since 2005, Richard has made more than 600 visits to British schools to deliver his inspiring and unforgettable piano masterclasses.  And during Covid-19, we are continuing the good work via online meeting platforms (including MS Teams, Zoom etc).  Richard works with a small group of two or more pianists (from Grade 3 to the most advanced) and if appropriate, an audience of other musically-minded students (e.g. from exam classes). Based in school or from students' individual homes, classes may be hosted by the school or by peripatetic teachers.  Each participant plays an item of piano music they would like to work on, and Richard's aim is to broaden the thinking of these young musicians. He gives them new perspectives, techniques and goals for the preparation and presentation of their pieces. As part of the masterclass, Richard himself plays one or two works, carefully chosen to inspire and enthral. Schools are welcome to invite additional pianists from neighbouring schools to make up the numbers or observe. We are constantly looking for new schools for Richard to visit. Please contact us to book your masterclass - it's completely free!

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