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Oxford Piano Weekends

"A rich and inspirational piano course!"

 

Immerse yourself in a weekend packed with learning about the piano, repertoire and performance from an internationally renowned teacher and coach. Enjoy engaging conversations with like-minded people over delicious meals and wine.
Oxford Piano Weekends

What an Oxford Piano Weekend offers 

  • Feel more at ease playing in front of people

  • See similar questions addressed by different people - this deepens our understanding of a concept

  • Learn about approaches to more repertoire than you might learn yourself

  • Discover how a generic concept carries across to different repertoire

  • Explore a wider range of learning methods so you come away with a whole new tool kit by watching other players

  • Gain insights and experience from not just the teacher, but a whole diverse group of pianists

  • Experience empathetic peer support

  • Enjoy meeting people with similar needs and questions to yourself

  • Use your slots to revisit one piece and explore your approach to it in a performing environment

Oxford Piano Weekends
Oxford Piano Weekends

 

I have taken away more from Oxford Piano Weekends than any of the other piano courses I've been on. The one-to-one time with Charlotte is very generous and I loved learning from the other pianists - amazing value for money too!”

How the piano weekends work 

Oxford Piano Weekends run from Friday evening (6pm) to Sunday afternoon (3-4pm) with all lunches and dinners provided, along with teas, coffees and refreshments. The teaching sessions, with between 6-7 participants, take place in my music studio, which has a Steinway model ‘O’ piano.

 

Each participant has 15-20 minutes of tuition at a time in rotation, in a masterclass format, with a few short break-out discussions on key topics.

Be assured that I make every effort to ensure that the group is a safe space in which to learn and perform.

Practice

There are opportunities to practice/warm up on the piano in the studio on Friday afternoon and during the weekend. Practice slots can be reserved after booking has taken place.

Click here for a sample schedule for the weekend

The weekend will suit pianists who

  • are conservatoire or university piano students; advanced adult amateurs – equivalent to a playing standard of Grade 8 and above; semi-professional or professional pianists 

  • want to improve their piano technique, and dig deep into style and expression of their chosen repertoire 

  • are keen to develop as performers by playing in front of a small group

  • welcome exploration of psychology and emotions (the ‘inner game') that is required to learn and perform

 

Before you book

Please make sure you have a good browse of my website, in particular my approach to Working with Pianists to understand more about my approach. Learn more about my experience as a Tutor.

Oxford Piano Weekends

Studio where the piano weekends take place

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Meals and refreshments

Having a warm, supportive environment with nutritious, homemade food is for me essential for both focused learning and overall well-being. All the food is fresh, homemade, tasty and mostly organic. Wine flows freely for the evening meals. Fresh coffee, a wide range of teas, flapjacks plus fresh fruit is available for tea breaks. Food requirements & sensitivities are also catered for when prior notice is given.

Oxford Piano Weekends

“The food was incredible! Home-cooked meals make such a difference - it gave the weekend an all round high quality.”

The kitchen/dining room laid for lunch

Cost 

The fee of £295 includes all meals and refreshments, except breakfast, on both days. The fee doesn’t include accommodation.

 

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on the course. The balance of the fees is due one month before the start of the course.

Dates

The next weekends will be held on:

Friday October 11th - Sunday October 13th 2024 FULLY BOOKED

2025

Friday January 17th - Sunday January 19th 2025

Friday April 11th - Sunday April 13th 2025 

Friday June 27th - Sunday June 29th 2025

Friday October 10th - Sunday October 12th 2025

If you feel you fit the eligible criteria

If you have more questions or wish to talk to me first

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