Module A Timetable: 2016-17

Course Opening Weekend

Thursday 20th October

Welcome and Introduction to the Course – The Director and Principal Tutors

Tuning In: Being a Pupil, Being a Teacher – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Past & Present Thinking about Pianism – The Tutor Team

Introduction to Sing, then Play – Sally Cathcart

Past & Present Thinking about Piano Teaching – Sally Cathcart

Meeting your Tutor Group Principal Tutors

The Guiding Principles Ilga Pitkevica

Keys, Scale & Chords – Roshan Magub

Introduction to Musical MomentsGraham Fitch

Introducing the Preparatory Assignment – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Welcome Drinks Reception


Friday 21st October

Sing, then Play – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Practical Psychology for Piano Teaching – Lucinda Mackworth-Young 

First Years at the Piano for Young Beginners – Sally Cathcart

Improvisation and Playing By Ear – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Developing Pianistic Skills – Heli Ignatius-Fleet

Musical Moment – Roshan Magub

Follow up to the Day in Tutor Groups

Playing together: Trios


Saturday 22nd October

Sing, then Play – Sally Cathcart

Lifting it Off the Page: Grade 1-3 repertoire – Heli Ignatius-Fleet

Lifting it Off the Page: Grade 1-3 repertoire – In Tutor Groups

Setting the Bartok Role Play Teaching Roshan Magub

Musical Moment – Ilga Pitkevica

Effective Practising – Graham Fitch

Making ProgressIlga Pitkevica

Introduction to Lesson Planning – in Tutor Groups

Playing together: Duets


Sunday 23rd October

Sing, then Play – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

More Practical Psychology for Piano Teaching – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Introduction to the Reflection & Observation Assignment – Sally Cathcart

Observing Teaching – Sally Cathcart

Musical Moment – Heli Ignatius-Fleet

Teaching the Older Beginner – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Any Questions – Lucinda Mackworth-Young


Single Study Day

Sunday 20th November

Sing, then Play – Sally Cathcart

Lifting it off the Page: The Bartok Teaching Task – In Tutor Groups

Motivation: Success Breeds Success – Heli Ignatius-Fleet

Musical Moment – Graham Fitch

Intermediate Repertoire Roshan Magub

Intermediate TechniqueRoshan Magub

Assignment Advice All Tutors


Second course weekend

Saturday 18th February – 1st Open Day

Sing, then Play – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Practical Psychology for Dealing with Difficulty – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Creative Use of Teaching Material, inc pupils with Special Needs – Sally Cathcart

Musical Moment – Ilga Pitkevica

Intermediate TechniqueHeli Ignatius-Fleet

Running a Teaching Practice – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Duets and Trios Concert

Sunday 19th February – 2nd Open Day

Sing, then Play – Sally Cathcart

Practical Psychology for Performing – Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Introducing the Module B Grade 1-3 Performance Assignment – in Tutor Groups

Chords & Chordal warm-ups for Module B Grade 1-3 Performance – Roshan Magub

Baroque Musical Moment – Graham Fitch

Introduction to the Baroque style, with Harpsichord – Graham Fitch


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