As a result of the incredible response we received for the free online event we ran on 29th March, we’ve decided to schedule another on Saturday 11th June @ 17:00 – 18:00 BST (GMT +1). This session will feature an abbreviated version of one of our other most popular workshops on deep learning and memorisation.
Beyond muscle memory
Playing a piece over and over eventually makes the muscular movements automatic, but this muscle memory can be extremely unreliable when under pressure in a performing situation. In this online workshop, Graham Fitch explores the different memory systems and introduces various tools that will help you go beyond simply relying on muscle memory when preparing for a performance.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- About the learning process and the memory systems involved i.e. muscular, aural and analytic
- “Muscles last” – How to develop the other memory systems alongside to supplement muscle memory
- A simple, personalised approach to analysis which keeps the mind engaged and alert during practice
- How to use effective tools for deep learning including deconstruction, tracking, and controlled stops
The material will be useful for piano teachers and pianists of an intermediate level and above. The session will be recorded and all participants will receive a link to download the video. Therefore, if you are unable to attend the session on the day, you will still be able to watch the video at your convenience.
Whether you choose to perform with the score or not, this workshop will equip you with effective tools to ensure that you know a work on a much deeper level!
About Our Online Events
Our online workshops programme was launched in 2020 and has proven to be an incredibly popular complement to our various digital resources. We have also discovered many benefits to the format, including the opportunity for participants can try things at home during a session and interacting with a diverse audience across the globe!
If you haven’t yet participated in one of our online workshops and would like to do so, then this is the perfect chance to try one out! If you would like to attend this event then please sign-up by completing the form below following which you will receive further registration instructions. More information on how our online events work is also available here.