Past Amateurs & Adult Learners Division Events

03/05/20201:00 PM / 5:00 PM

The Forceful Martelé

The School of Philosophy London
The School of Philosophy, 11 Mandeville Place, London W1U 3AJ
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Amateurs & Adult Learners

Our Spring event is taking place in the wonderful building that housed Trinity College of Music for so many years before it moved to Greenwich. In keeping with our theme of ‘deciphering bowing’ our focus will be on Martelé, that forceful and deeply satisfying sound that defines rhythm and musical character. The music will be chosen carefully in order to give the opportunity to discuss, try, improve and put the work we do into context. As always the music will be sent out in advance and allocated individually according to your playing level. All players from beginners to advanced are welcome, with simple parts for players at early stages and stratospheric parts for those who like a challenge. The cost of the day includes tea, coffee, and masses of cake. LCS members: £55, non-members: £65 LCS members: £40, non-members: £45 (Adult students in full time education) To book a place please email Kim [email protected].
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06/10/201911:00 AM / 4:00 PM

The Flowing Bow

David Josefowitz Hall, Royal Academy of Music
David Josefowitz Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, NW1 5HT
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Amateurs & Adult Learners

October 6th will be the first in our new series investigating different bow techniques and spending a little time talking about them, trying, fixing, improving. Each event will see one aspect of bowing highlighted to demystify the language and equip you with the techniques required. The technique we will concentrate on in October will be ‘Legato’. ‘Long’ ‘smooth’ ‘seamless’ ‘flowing’, however it is described, it is the pathway to a ‘singing’ tone, a long musical line, and deep satisfaction all round. Cost for the day (includes a light lunch with wine): Members: Adult £65 / Adult Student £55 Non-Members: Adult £75 / Adult Student £60 Kim Mackrell Director Amateurs and Adult Learners To book please email Orsi: [email protected] For queries please email Kim: [email protected]
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05/05/20191:00 PM / 5:00 PM

Technical Trickery and the Art of Ease

St John’s Wood Church
St John’s Wood Church, London NW8
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An afternoon dedicated to those important elements of cello playing that are often neglected. Selma Gokcen will present ‘A little More Ease…Cello Playing and the Alexander Technique’. Her session will take players through the basics of Alexander Technique, and discuss the importance of a healthy sitting position in order to enjoy playing for years to come. And how about de-mystifying those dots, dashes, circles and squiggles that regularly appear on our music to confound us? From natural or stopped harmonics to Bartok pizzicatos, knowing what they mean is one thing, working out how to play them is another. John Kirby will lead a fun and illuminating session where tricky techniques are explained, tried and tested, before throwing them all in a pot of John’s clever arrangements and put into practise. Sandwiches will be on offer on arrival at the church from 1.00, and a slap-up tea with homemade cakes will be available in the break. Looking forward to seeing you there. Kim Mackrell Director, Amateur & Adult Learning Division To book please contact Kim; [email protected].

Ticket Prices

Adult members £60 Adult non-members £70 Adults in full time education £50
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