Our Members’ students performing in London
London Music Festival by WKMT
Pianist AID releases the new date of the famous piano festivals in London organised the WKMT London piano studio.
On the 23rd of November 2019, from 4:00 pm in St Cuthbert’s church, Earls Court. Save the date!
This time, the festival edition X will be a bit different compared to the previous ones. This X Edition will be only for selected students. The studio will select around thirty profiles, from all levels and ages, with different pieces, to show us what they are capable of. That’s also why this time will be shorter too, from 4:00 to 9:30 pm. Children and adults passing along performing pieces with their best skills.
The whole process, like always, will be professionally recorded by our Sound Engineer Thomas Rickerby, and our Filming and video in charge of Keith Huckfield. Both have been present and in charge of the usual videos three years ago now. At the bottom of our post, we share with you all some of the videos of the lasts editions.
In our last edition, they got more than a hundred performers with their respective guests. It was such a highly demanded event, for that reason, before the next edition in June 2020, they designed this new festival for a selected group of students, in order to fit the most advanced ones who will be seating at exams this Autumn edition.
They already did a sneak peek of some performances for advanced students this 26th October 2019. Our founder and Director of WKMT, Juan Rezzuto, delivered a beautiful and interesting piano masterclass in London, as well for the most advanced students. In this masterclass, the main point was the piano technique. As you might be aware, Juan Rezzuto inherited the famous Scaramuzza technique thanks to his Maestro Bruno Gelber. For that reason, he is committed to sharing with everyone this famous technique which so many great pianists gave.
Well, following the above, you can now check all the details for this new edition. They will allow a percentage of non-members performers, so if you would like to take part in this, do not hesitate to contact them and book your place.
Join the next Masterclass organized by WKMT London.
WKMT Piano Masterclass
Pianist AID, we are glad to release the next official masterclass by WKMT. This October 26th, we all have a pedagogical date in London.
We have co-organised with the famous piano studio in London this new masterclass format in which we will gather a few students as active performers and also students and parents to attend as listeners of the class. In a masterclass, you don’t necessarily need to be performing and receiving advice, but you can attend and listen to other’s advice. Basically, the tutor, in this case, Maestro Juan Rezzuto will take some students on stage, make them perform and will give general advice in terms of the technique and passages of certain typical pieces needed for either ABRSM and Trinity.
That way, everyone will get professional advice and tips, which could be understood and used for all our students. This is an idea of Juan Rezzuto after attending several masterclasses in Argentina when he was a child with Maestros such as Bruno Gelber. This is a very common and valuable format in many countries and cultures, and we are happy to bring it to London thanks to him and to WKMT.
The results and impression got afterward are quite helpful for any student, as you learn new things thanks to the reason why is a different context. You learn avice and tips through another performance, so you are able to see as a third person the idea, the execution, and the results. And in the case you are in the other place, as the performer, you will be able to execute the actions through the advice given and experience it on your own.
For these reasons, we truly recommend you to attend this masterclass on the 26th of October in the afternoon.
The venue: St Cuthbert’s Church, Earls Court, SW5 9EB London, UK.
For more details, click on the link aforementioned. And in case you would like to book your place, contact them directly on 02071014479 or email [email protected]
Instructing with the proper methods
Teaching Piano lessons in London in a truly structured and motivating way
This is a call to our the piano teachers we have either as members of Pianist AID and followers who keep on reading us every week.
What are your methods or ways to teach the piano to your students? Do you have a structured syllabus to follow in any case, or you adapt to every single student?
Juan Rezzuto, our founder, aims to provide an answer to the questions within his last article written for WKMT Blog.
Thanks to his long experience as teaching several students in London, preparing either beginner to advanced students for ABRSM and Trinity official exams, as well as teaching young talented piano players, Juan has been able to produce a series of articles in which the main topic is piano teaching.
We consider his articles as very interesting and fundamental pieces of advice. Sources of information and consult at the disposal of everyone who might be in need of some extra knowledge in terms of piano tuition.
Particularly, in this article, he mentions four essential stages within the proper method of teaching. His own structured way:
Motivation – Love for the instrument and piece(s)
Explaining any of the points aforementioned, he analyses the shape and importance of a structured method to teach piano to any single student. Obviously, you will need to adapt any of the points above to the level, skills, age and different qualities of every student.
Said it all, we will just leave you to feel free and read the full article by clicking on the link aforementioned with the title of the article as per Juan. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do, as well as it helps you out with your method.
Learning all about the music exam syllabuses.
What is it better to learn: ABRSM or Trinity syllabus?
Do you guys know all about the piano exams in England?
What are the official examiners? What are the examinations about?
ABRSM or Trinity syllabuses? Which is the best option for you or for your students?
Here we are to help all those students, or our members as piano instructors in London to answer these and more questions about the music examinations.
Sabrina Curpanen, one of our members at Pianist AID has just written an article based on her experience. Most of the music students in London and England are focused on official examinations. For different reasons, these have become the centre of any musical training nowadays. An 80% of the total students registering at WKMT decide to learn under either ABRSM and Trinity syllabuses to work towards grades proposed by these two organisations. For that reason, we considered this article essential and crucial for you all.
Whether you are a beginner or advanced, but seeking for taking your music skills to an exam, this article will be of your interest. Also, if you are an instructor and receive questions like this, learn the main differences with this new post. You can all click on the link aforementioned to fully read the post. Here we will summarise what you will see in this great and helpful article.
Sight-reading: Learn the differences between the organisers in terms of sight-reading
Scales and arpeggios: Learn what you will need from this subject wither with ABRSM and Trinity
Supporting tests: Some tests added to the exam including concepts and subjects apart from just playing/
The repertoire of pieces: ABRSM is more classical like in terms of the pieces suggested. However, Trinity proposes a wider range of pieces to choose from, including different styles and eras of music.