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Piano individual study abroad lesson example

I think that the content of the lesson you want will be completely different depending on the individual. "I want you to listen to all the songs first", "I want advice on the songs you play at the competition", "I want you to listen only to the passages that don't go well", "I want to know what kind of lesson it will be if you study abroad, so at the actual music college I want you to take a lesson. "

I gave only some examples of such lessons. Since this is a private lesson, we will arrange it to meet your needs as much as possible. Please tell us your preferred lesson style.

1. 1. Since the competition is near, I would like a comment to measure the current ability



As competitions, auditions, and entrance exams for music colleges approach, everyone will experience the feeling of losing confidence in what they have cultivated so far. Even if people around me say "OK!", I feel that there is no basis for even that encouragement, and when I listen to other people's performances, I feel that my performance is boring ...

In a sense, competitions are very unreasonable in that the result is determined by the subjectivity of a third party no matter how wonderful you can play, so originally, "I will show my greatest strength and originality. Despite being asked to "play", he said that he would choose "a song selection that seems to produce results easily" and "a safe performance that everyone would appreciate" rather than the performance that he wanted to express. You can even fall into a negative spiral.

At such times, getting a clear opinion from an "audit professional" who has a completely different culture and music education can give you an opportunity to think that you were not wrong. Also, by being pointed out that there is not enough at present, there will be an advantage that you will not be anxious about everything in the dark clouds, but will focus only on the pointed out points and hone your skills.

In the lesson, you can actually score like an audition, or you can give advice specialized for auditions in the form of consulting.

In this type of lesson, you first have to actually play through the performance, get an evaluation from the instructor assuming an audition, and then consult in detail. After a few days of personal practice with advice, the next lesson can re-evaluate how the performance has changed and take the form of feedback. If you have a long playing time or would like more feedback, we recommend that you take at least 2 lessons each day for 2 hours.

Also, playing in a tense space in an unfamiliar environment assuming an audition is ideal for rehearsal practice before the performance.

2. 2. I haven't finished the song yet because I still have time until the performance, but I would like advice on how to finish it from now on.



This is an effective lesson method when there is still time until the actual performance. If it's a song that hasn't been finished yet, you can flexibly respond to "innovative" advice that you have never heard from the instructor, and it is also an opportunity to create a performance with a completely new style. May be.


On the other hand, it is also possible to enjoy the lessons while chatting in a more relaxed atmosphere, such as "How much will the lessons change depending on the teacher?" Without assuming a competition. In addition, you can learn effective practice methods for passages and techniques that you are not good at, such as big jumps, triples, and trills.

With this type of lesson, you are free to arrange your desired lesson time. It is even more effective to have a practice day between multiple lessons so that the teacher can check whether the lessons have actually been achieved.

3. 3. I am thinking of studying abroad on the piano in the future, but I would like to take an actual "lesson at Tokyo College of Music" because I want to know what kind of lesson it will actually be.



"When I was studying abroad at a music college in Europe, my professor told me only to do what I wanted to do," and "what do you think?" I didn't. "... I sometimes hear stories like that.


In Europe, if a piano or violin player is excellent, he often makes his debut as a performer before enrolling in a music university, although the surroundings are large and small, he often makes his debut while he is young. It is often said that the required skill acquisition has been completed.


Under such circumstances, "studying abroad at a prestigious music college" is based on the idea that it is okay to be active as a professional already, or European students basically follow the textbook. Since I have been studying abroad since I was a child, rather than studying abroad, I have established an "individual" with a strong sense of independence. If you study abroad with the utmost passiveness of "I want you to teach me from your teacher", you will be placed in a very difficult situation as mentioned above, or you will be treated as "international student = an important customer who brings money" and it will be just fun. The reality of living a study abroad life that you haven't learned much may be waiting for you.


Knowing before studying abroad what is "the willingness to learn greedily rather than passively" and "the trick to have all the professors you meet teach you the secret techniques as much as possible" is the most valuable study abroad experience. I think it is necessary to make the most of it.


Also, in Europe, which has the idea of "cultivating musicians, not pianists," it is natural for students who aim to become concert pianists to study multiple musical instruments from an early age, and in addition, music grammar such as musical grammar. , History, music theory, music analysis, composition, voice, accompaniment, chamber music, etc. Therefore, even if you study abroad with the intention of improving only your playing skills, if you do not have enough knowledge that is considered to be "common sense as a musician", you will be labeled as "a student who has no background in becoming a musician". It can also end up being a problem.

In this type of lesson, in addition to the playing technique, the sound in the lesson is "What is the composer's intention in this song?" "How will this passage develop? How should it be expressed?" We will also delve deeper into the debate that will be exchanged with the professor on a daily basis. By experiencing it, I think that you will be able to feel what kind of study abroad measures should be taken, including language skills.

There may be a lot of content like a lecture, so if you need an interpreter (the actual lesson time may be reduced by about 10-25% if you include the time to interpret), a few hours lesson Is recommended.

4. I'm planning to play a concerto, so I want to take lessons with the instructor accompaniment.



"I'm planning to play a concerto, but I want to take a lesson with piano accompaniment before combining it with the orchestra." I'm practicing a concerto, so I'd like to join someone in commemoration. "

We will arrange lessons with veteran teachers who are busy solo activities and chamber musicians in Europe. The technique of accompaniment is white eyebrows, and once you hear the performance, you can understand why it is so popular for concerts and recordings. You can also take lessons at the same time, so please let us know in advance what kind of lesson you would like to have.

In addition, since you will be an active pianist instructor, you may need to adjust the schedule. Also, as for the lesson fee, the instructor will be dispatched to a place where multiple pianos can be prepared, so transportation fee will be added to the regular fee. We apologize for the inconvenience, but please be forewarned.


First try is different here!


   At our company, the staff who first consulted with the customer will support you locally, so there is no communication problem such as "I was talking to the other staff ...".


Also, you can rest assured that detailed personal information will not be shared by many staff members.

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