Short-term piano study abroad in England
Feel the real music
What is a private lesson?
When it comes to the undisputed ability of "taking a competition" and "taking a pitch / music college on a piano", sometimes I am worried whether what I have done so far is correct. I have. "I didn't get the results I expected at the competition recently" "I was shocked by the difference when I heard the performances of my rivals" ... Music is subjective. Pass or fail is decided by the subjectivity.
This is when you want to seek your opinion from a trusted, completely neutral third party.
If you are in Japan, it is difficult to say that the teacher who received the instruction will "see another teacher", but as a chance to discover something new, why not take a private lesson in the UK as if you were sightseeing. mosquito?
Students from all over the world who want to become professional musicians gather in London. Arranged private lessons for teachers who have been teaching at the prestigious music university for many years and are responsible for sending pianists to the world. It is worth noting that these teachers are not only careers as pianists, but also professional judges who participate in numerous competitions and auditions as judges because of their position. It is also outstanding in terms of the aesthetics of identifying the future potential and future issues of each pianist and proposing them.
For private lessons, we usually recommend a minimum of 2 hours for those who wish to take lessons on large scale songs. You will visit the professor's house and take a lesson. Those who want to concentrate on taking as many lessons as possible during their stay in the UK, or those who want to take one lesson at "Audition & Consulting", which gives advice for taking exams for competitions and studying abroad in music. We will arrange it according to your needs. An interpreter will be provided for the lessons upon request, so English proficiency is not required.
We will arrange for you to secure a lesson room during your worried trip by asking for the desired date and time. You can also incorporate London sightseeing and concerts between practice sessions.
In order to further understand the many baroque, classical and romantic songs centered on Europe that are repeatedly played as an important program even now, I actually myself in the environment where those composers used to live in the past. There are many things that can be understood only by trying life.
The tone of a piano in the dry air of Europe is completely different from that of Japan.
When you get up early in the morning and walk around the city, you can hear the sound of church bells, and musicians with musical instruments play everywhere in the city. On Sundays, organists play hymns in even the smallest village churches, there are pianos in pubs and public halls, and at night they call themselves "charity concerts" and local pianists and locals. Elementary school students perform while receiving applause from a small audience.
From the time of birth, the advice of instructors who have received music education in an environment where music is always in their daily lives will be cast from a completely different perspective. It is a short-term study abroad program for piano that I would like you to enjoy such "differences".
What is the difference from "My teacher's lesson"?
This personal trial lesson takes a style between the regular lesson format and the "master class" format.
In the first place, it is said that both lesson styles have the following advantages and disadvantages.
A lesson looking five years from now that can only be done by "my teacher" who knows all about his performance
In regular piano lessons, the instructor will reach short-term (presentations, concerts, competitions, etc.) and long-term (advancement to music college, study abroad, etc.) on the assumption that students will study regularly over a long period of time. You can set goals systematically and aim to improve your skills and expressiveness step by step.
Since the lessons are often long, it is not necessary to complete everything in one lesson, such as "If you can't do it today, until the next lesson" or "What are the tasks until the next competition ...". The instructor likes each student's piano playing skills, and in many cases, he / she understands daily life, mentality, family structure, etc., so he / she can use the method that is appropriate for each student from various angles. It is possible to give advice.
However, problems due to knowing too much about the students, such as "There are some parts that I want to fundamentally change depending on how I use my body, but I am confused if I teach just before the competition, so from the next time ..." "Experience various songs I want to let you know, but the songs included in the test songs are prioritized. ”“ If you are not a professional, there is a problem with this part, but you don't need to point it out? ] Can also occur depending on the situation. Or you may be asked about the difficulty because you have been teaching for a long time, such as "I will only get the same advice."
A show like "Before After", Master Class
On the other hand, in the master class, the lessons are focused on "teaching and getting results immediately" within a limited time by listening to songs brought by students who have no acquaintance.
Usually, a master class has an "audience" to observe the class, and the audience expects to experience "how much the student's performance will change depending on the advice from the instructor". A master class with an audience is, in a sense, a "show", and the instructor concentrates on "improving the quality of the performance so dramatically that the audience can understand" (of course, the instructor who can give advice that changes dramatically is charismatic. I'm sought after as an instructor), and since the role of a student also participates in anticipation of that, the advice tends to be "what can be changed instantly on the spot."
However, on the other hand, such a teaching method is not suitable for the type of student who corrects the passage that was pointed out by practicing many times by himself, and it is pointed out in public that it is too basic. As a result, some students lose their self-confidence. In addition, due to time constraints, the instructor may not (cannot) confirm that the advice is really understood by the student, and the next day, the student will not be able to remember if he or she tries to play it again. There is also the possibility that ...
That said, the master class is a valuable opportunity for world-renowned teachers and pianists to listen to their performances, and to be taught from a completely different perspective than their own piano teacher. , "It seems that this teacher is good for lessons that make the sound more reverberant" "If you are on the list, you should take this teacher's lesson", you can ask for teaching only in the specialized field of a specific instructor, and you can also ask the opinions of various people It can be a good opportunity to listen and review your performance.
Individual lesson that "takes the good points" of both sides
In this "Piano Short-term Study Abroad" individual lesson, although it is within the limited time like the master class, we will give as much advice as possible and be polite. The advice isn't about "shows for the audience," but about improvements that will help the pianist's future.
Of course, lessons include the act of "teaching," but in Europe, lessons are "suggestions from experienced people," and if students are not satisfied with the suggestions, they may "discuss" with the teacher . That is the reason why people say, " If there are no more students than you (teacher), you are not a teacher." "Learn by yourself from the teaching", not the passive "to be taught". Since ancient times, teachers have received such education from excellent teachers and believe that it is obligatory to pass it on to future generations, so even if it is a short time, they will do their utmost to develop their students. .. The lesson is different.
In addition, in this individual lesson, we will send you future assignments as feedback after the lesson in the same style as the "comment" of auditions and competitions. By doing this, I hope that the various advices suggested during the lesson will be put to good use in subsequent performances. You can also shoot and record video during the lesson ( for personal use only ).
I think that the content of the lesson you want depends 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" I want you to have a lesson at. "
I gave only some examples of such lessons.
First try is different here!
The person in charge of the short-term piano study abroad program is a resident of the United Kingdom who is familiar with piano education in the United Kingdom. We also send students to international competitions so you can feel free to consult with us. The same person in charge will listen to your request from the beginning and will be in charge in the UK as well, so we can respond to detailed needs that only experienced piano players can understand.