Casio Workshop for Piano Teachers @ The Warehouse in Waterloo
Join us for an exciting day of workshops, presentations and discussion with fellow piano teachers.
Yohondo: A presentation on the use of technology in piano lessons. Yohondo for iPad is the fun, bite size way to learn your piano pieces. For the classics and for the ABRSM piano exams.
Casio: Casio will be demonstrating their new Grand Hybrid piano that has been developed in collaboration with Bechstein at our workshop on 27th September. We will be using this piano for all of our sessions. All participants will have the opportunity to play the range of digital pianos available on the day.
All That Jazz: Composer Heather Hammond presents "ALL THAT JAZZ: Contemporary Repertoire for Young Pianists". A session on everything you need to get your students (from early stages to around grade 5) jazzin', swinging, rocking & generally having lots of musical fun!
The workshop will include playing Boogie & Blues, Jazz, Pop, Ballads, Reggae & Latin American styles. We'll also look at technical aspects, such as chords, composing & improvising using Blues Scales & Modes. Some ideas for using the features available on electronic keyboards in lessons will also be discussed. Audience participation encouraged. Sample pages will appear online soon.
Drusilla Redman: Drusilla Redman presents a Posture Clinic with guidance on how to check your students' posture. Drusilla will also address the issue of Performance Anxiety and Tension.
Rosa Conrad: Rosa is a London-based composer with a wide range of repertoire for piano including duets and solo pieces, and is passionate about the early stages of music learning. Rosa will be leading a duet and creative ensemble workshop at the event. Explore how to get your beginner students engaged with harmony right from the start, through enjoyable activities which create a sense of ownership of the piece and a deeper understanding of music.
Rosa will be demonstrating from her duet books and the first book in the 'Fun Games and Party Pieces' series. She will show how the creative techniques outlined in this series can be applied to any piece the student plays, and at any level of study. Audience participation encouraged!
[Sample Solo Piece] [Sample Duets]
CLIC Sargent: Helen Lye will be talking about Practice-a-thon, CLIC Sargent's UK-wide fundraising campaign for young musicians. CLIC Sargent encourages schools, youth clubs and groups across the UK to hold their own event and raise money for young cancer patients. Students are sponsored to practice their musical instrument, arrange a concert or organise a music marathon!
SoleMate Piano Footstool: Naomi O'Brien will be demoing her great new product and these will be on sale at a discounted rate for attendees on the day. SoleMate is a revolutionary footstool that helps children achieve the correct posture when playing the piano.
Please note lunch is not included but there are several nearby establishments or you may bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee is provided.
10.15 Registration & Tea/Coffee
10.30 Casio Demonstration (40 mins)
11.10 Rosa Conrad (30 mins)
11.45 CLIC Sargent (15 mins)
12.00 Drusilla Part 1 (40 mins)
12.40 Lunch Break
13.45 Drusilla Part 2 (40 mins)
14.30 Heather Hammond (with tea break) (90 mins)
16:00 Yohondo (30 mins)
16:30 Closing Talk & Finish