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ABRSM Piano Roadshow – Scotland

Aberdeen: Saturday 15 September
Edinburgh: Saturday 29 September
Glasgow: Saturday 6 October


Discover ABRSM's new Piano repertoire during a day of practical demonstrations and discussions exploring a variety of musical approaches to teaching the music set for Grades 1–8.

Anthony Williams will introduce imaginative ways to focus your students' exam preparation around the aspects of performance that examiners assess, and help them to engage with the music with enthusiasm and confidence. Anthony will explore the fascinating musical pathways through our ABRSM Piano syllabus, including:

Session 1 – The Piano Orchestra: The art and craft of pedal, balance and voicing

Session 2 – The Rhythm of Life: The significance and subtlety of articulation and rhythmic characterisation in piano playing 

Session 3 – The Singer and the Accompanist: The projection, shape and control of melodic lines and accompaniments

Timetable

9.30am–10.00am

Tea/Coffee/Networking

10.00am–11.00am

Session 1

11.00am–11.30am

Tea/Coffee/Networking

11.30am–12.30pm

Session 2

12.30pm–1.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm–2.30pm

Masterclass featuring local young musicians

2.30pm–3.00pm

Piano Teaching Q&A with Anthony Williams

3.00pm–3.30pm

Tea/Coffee/Networking

3.30pm–4.30pm

Session 3

4.30pm–5.00pm

ABRSM Q&A with Anthony Williams and ABRSM staff

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day, with opportunities to network included. A local retailer will be attending each event with exclusive offers for teachers looking to purchase ABRSM publications and more. Each teacher will also be given a specially tailored delegate bag on the day with free goodies from ABRSM and our sponsors.

About Anthony Williams

Concert pianist, writer, lecturer, ABRSM examiner and moderator, and festival adjudicator, Anthony was born in Essex and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly and at Reading University with Jonathan Dunsby. 

Following international competition success, Anthony embarked on a career as a pianist while establishing an international reputation as a teacher. He's a passionate educator of pianistic musicianship at all ages from beginner to advanced. As well as giving masterclasses, lecture recitals and seminars, he's involved with professional development courses and workshops in the UK and abroad.

Anthony has given talks for Radio 3 and is an author and editor of various publications, including The Best of Grade and Fingerprints (Faber) and Teaching Notes (ABRSM). His most recent book is The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide (Faber). Anthony combines his freelance career with a full-time position at Radley College, Oxfordshire, as Head of Keyboard and Instrumental Music.


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