March 28, 2022Print | PDF
The purpose of this intensive Spring term Piano Lab is to master weaker areas in students’ playing by working on them exclusively and intensively for the duration of the tutorial
Dates: May 8 to May 19, 2023
Sessions will be held every day except for Saturday and Sunday.
*in the event of a schedule change, participants will be notified.
Location: Sessions will be held in the Aird Building, or at the Beckett School at Laurier (190 Lester Street, Waterloo).
Cost: $290 (includes nine 45-minute lessons and one masterclass)
*No lessons on May 13 and 14, 2023.
Each student will get daily 45-minute individual lessons (9 in total) and a final masterclass (subject to enrollment) with the Laurier piano faculty. Lesson times are to be agreed on by the participants and their instructor.
OPEN TO: Any pianists with a minimum of grade 8 (RCM) or equivalent; both Laurier students and those not currently enrolled in Laurier’s Music program are welcome to apply. Participants will get a certificate of completion upon the conclusion of the lab.
For Laurier students, a successful completion of the course will be added to the On-Campus Employment module of your Laurier Experience Record.
1. You are a pianist with an equivalent of RCM grade 8 level or higher, seeking to perfect specific technical concepts; you do not need to be currently enrolled in Laurier’s Faculty of Music.
2. You must submit an application form. All submissions are subject to approval by the Piano Lab; acceptance may depend on the number of participants and on scheduling availability.
The form is due April 5, 2023.
If accepted, the student will be working on one or two reasonably prepared works, to concentrate in depth on the proposed topic of their choice. For example: mastering double notes, shape and tone in melody, octaves, pedalling, fingering, trills, etc. This lab will be taught by one or more Laurier piano instructors, subject to enrollment. This enrichment lab is not for credit. At the end of the lab students will get a WLU certificate of completion.
Please contact Anya Alexeyev at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.