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.

 

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