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#1 Keron

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:57

Is anyone else going? 

 

I've considered it in the past but am finally going this year. I've signed up and paid the balance today so it's pretty much sorted although I won't be residential as I don't welcome the idea of sharing a room. 

 

 


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:45

Is anyone else going? 

 

I've considered it in the past but am finally going this year. I've signed up and paid the balance today so it's pretty much sorted although I won't be residential as I don't welcome the idea of sharing a room. 

Was individual rooms when I went.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 19:14

Can grade 1-level learners take part?


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 20:50

It's individual ensuite rooms for people over 26 (younger people pay less and share a room).
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 21:46

Can grade 1-level learners take part?

It says that all standards  of playing are welcome on the web-page for the adult course. I would imagine however that the intensive individual lessons may be less beneficial without pieces that are substantial. But as an adult, you'd probably benefit from the workshops, concerts, networking opportunities and the opportunity to observe master classes. 


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:41

Can grade 1-level learners take part?

Best to contact Kathryn Page who will be helpful in advising on this.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 23:21

Do you all go to all the recitals? Perhaps I'm showing my youth here but doubt I'll have the attention span. I find classical music relaxing and would not want to find myself snoring during the evening performances.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:24

Do you all go to all the recitals? Perhaps I'm showing my youth here but doubt I'll have the attention span. I find classical music relaxing and would not want to find myself snoring during the evening performances.

I didn't go to them all.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 22:20

I go to most of them.
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:42


Am hoping to go next year for the first time, retirement present to self!
Do post your experiences!
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:44

I'm going for week 2, although I have a little bit of buyer's remorse given that I really struggled to justify the cost given other commitments and plans in the pipeline. I'm also not that well-prepared in all honesty so will have to brush up some stuff up.

 

It's a great social experience and I've always had fun. Highly recommended and I think I first went a year after doing Grade 3 exam or thereabouts. I've certainly seen people with Grade 3/5 exam books there so it's not just for high fliers.

 

Not sure if it's just me but the vibe seems a little different from years ago but it's probably to do with the very serious contingent of ridiculously talented youngsters and the competitions. tongue.png


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:48

Well that was great fun. Awesome teacher and I've returned home feeling inspired. :)


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 18:31

Well that was great fun. Awesome teacher and I've returned home feeling inspired. :)


Same here!
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 12:43

 

Same here!

 

 

Who were you studying with Bev? I had Marcella Crudeli who was fantastic (and really lovely too), although it was a bit disconcerting to arrive at my lesson the day after her recital with about 5 observers sat in the class! blink.png


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 17:46

I had 2 lessons with Helen Krizos and one with Megumi Masaki in the 1st week and 3 with Martin Roscoe in the 2nd. All were excellent but I think I particularly benefitted from having 3 lessons from Martin and playing in his 2 workshops, where he gave me some extra help. He was very exacting but also kind and I felt I had to raise my standard for him. It was quite different for me this year as I've usually had teachers I know well for the last few years, but they weren't there this year and I had to try new people, which I think was good experience for me.
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