Music Mind Movement course with Lucinda Mackworth-Young 2017

Music, Mind, Movement – Summer Course in London

Music, Mind and Movement is the theme of an exciting five-day taking place in London this Summer, led by Lucinda Mackworth-Young.

Lucinda is known to many readers as the Course Director for the EPTA Piano Teacher’s Course, and as the author of the classic Tuning In: Practical Psychology for Musicians and Piano by Ear – about which I wrote in my review here:

“Perhaps the most genuinely useful and important piano education resource published in a while, “Piano by Ear” is an absolutely essential purchase for every pianist. Be sure to get yourself a copy and dig in – you won’t regret it!”

The course will no doubt draw on the varied expertise evident in both those publications. Here’s more information about the course…

The Course

The course takes place at The Parliament Chamber of the Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7HL and runs from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August 2017.

Lucinda tells us:

Designed to revitalise and refresh, this five day course is now back in London, overlooking the beautiful Temple Gardens and River Thames, following ten years in Aberystwyth.

Filled with in-depth understanding, inspiring ideas and practical skills for music teaching learning and performing, it will include Practical Psychology for:

  • Understanding why pupils do and don’t learn, how they learn and how to teach, demonstrating a multi sensory approach.
  • Performance anxiety, and how to prepare for technically secure and musically convincing performances which you, yourself, enjoy giving.
  • Any professional problems, as requested, including those which involve pupils, colleagues, parents and schools.

There will also be step-by-step sessions on Playing by Ear and Improvising, and how to incorporate these skills into pupils’ lessons – including those geared towards the grade exams.

And there will be an (optional) afternoon of Dance for Musicians: farandole, minuet, landler, mazurka, polonaise, waltz, gallop. 

Click here for the timetable and application form.

Monday 31st July begins at 11.30am and Friday 4th August finishes at 12.30pm, allowing time for travel. Otherwise course days begin at 9.00am and finish at 6pm with a long lunch break, from 12.30 until 4.00pm, to allow time to relax in the beautiful Temple Gardens, have an individual consultation with Lucinda or visit the local London sights and attractions.

The course coincides with the London Promenade Concert Season: The “Proms” are held annually at the Royal Albert Hall, an easy tube ride away from Temple to South Kensington. Alternatively, and closer, there will be concerts, theatre, film and other attractions at The Barbican and The SouthBank Centre.

Details and Cost

The cost of the course (excluding meals and accommodation) is £360 reduced to £320 if paid in full by Monday 1st May 2017. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday can be attended at the daily rate of £85.

The course is non residential, but there are a variety of hotels locally in Blackfriars. Amongst the closest are: Premier Inn, Crowne Plaza, The Z City Hotel, Apex Temple Court Hotel.

Please click here for more about Lucinda’s background and approach to playing by ear, improvising and psychology.

Please click here to email Lucinda directly with any questions you have.

The Music Mind Movement course in London looks set to be a great opportunity to learn from one of the best music educators of today. It is  suitable for all piano teachers, whatever other courses or qualifications you have or aspire to.

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Andrew Eales

Andrew Eales is a pianist, writer and teacher based in Milton Keynes UK. He runs a successful independent teaching studio and music education business, Keyquest Music.