Piano Society hosting series of workshops Friday

The Comox Valley Piano Society is pleased to once again have Catharine Kemp-Roth present a workshop on strategies for healthy piano playing on Friday, May 8, at North Island College’s Stan Hagen Theatre.

If you are eager to learn healthy and effective piano playing techniques to help defend against injuries from incorrect positioning and practices, this workshop is for you!

Kemp-Roth’s workshop will focus on the biomechanics of playing the piano. What does this mean? Basically, it’s about how to attain the best quality sound, while using techniques that cause the least amount of strain on the body. Who is this session for? This session will appeal to all teachers, piano students and parents of children currently studying the piano.

The morning session (9-noon) will demonstrate efficiencies in playing the piano by using large-screen video segments drawing from examples from the new RCM syllabus. This session will appeal to all teachers. It will also benefit adult students and parents of children studying the piano as it will provide them with a deeper understanding of the correct positioning of fingers, wrists, elbows and shoulders which are engaged in playing the piano.

The early afternoon session (1:30 – 3 p.m.) “Creating Confidence” will be about building confidence in the studio and onstage. It will include techniques to strengthen memory and reduce nervousness.

The late afternoon session (3:30 – 5:00) entitled the “Treasure Hunt Practice” will provide creative ways in making practice engrossing and fun.

This session will be suitable for both adults and kids (age 8 and up). She will also spend time doing hands-on interaction with the children as well as speaking to older students and adults. There will also be an interactive question/answer period during the workshop.

Cost breakdown of workshop: All day: $65; morning session (including refreshments): $40; “Creating Confidence” session: $20; “Treasure Hunt Practice” session: $20 per family. Private 30-minute lessons: $30.

For more information on Kemp-Roth, please visit her website at www.healthypiano.com.

For more information and to register, please visit www.comoxvalleypianosociety.com  or contact Jill Marston @ 250-890-0342 or jill.myc.comox@gmail.com.

 

Just Posted

High winds force several BC Ferries sailing cancellations

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, and Duke Point to Tsawwassen among closures

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

Mount Washington opening for winter season this weekend

The resort’s original opening day was delayed due to lack of snow

NIC brings Likʷala/Kwak’wala and Nuu-chah-nulth language courses to campus

NIC will offer introductory Likʷala /Kwak’wala and Nuu-chah-nulth language courses in Campbell… Continue reading

VIDEO: 2018 Everybody Deserves a Smile campaign packaging day

Students from throughout the Comox Valley come to Ecole Puntledge Park to help the less fortunate

Tommy Chong says Canada took wrong approach to pot legalization

He also talked about the likelihood of another Cheech and Chong film

Fashion Fridays: How to change your beauty routine

Kim XO, lets you in on her style secrets each Fashion Friday on the Black Press Media Network

‘Both things are true:’ Science, Indigenous wisdom seek common ground

Reconciliation between Canada and First Nations is playing out not only in legislatures and courtrooms but in labs across the country

B.C. to move salmon farms out of coastal migration route

Broughton Archipelago plan set to start in spring of 2019

Facebook reveals bug gave apps unauthorized access to 6.8 million users’ photos

It’s believed up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers had access to Facebook Stories, private photos

Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog, says Canada Post

The Crown corporation says that’s largely because it is taking in fewer holiday parcels than expected

Increase in downed power lines in B.C., how to stay safe

BC Hydro study finds a third of British Columbians may be putting themselves at risk

Judge sets bail at $2.5 million in 1987 slaying of B.C. couple

William Talbott II, 55, is charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder

EU leaders vow to press on with ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

European Union leaders have offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises, as the British prime minister seeks a lifeline.

Most Read