MMus (RCM) GRSM (Hons) DipRCM ARCM
Pianist, Composer, Writer, Music Educator and BIFF [The British and International Federation of Festivals] Adjudicator
Melanie Spanswick is a pianist, teacher, author, writer, adjudicator, presenter and composer.
A graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, Melanie studied the piano with Patricia Carroll, Tatiana Sarkissova and John Lill. Whilst at the RCM, she won many eminent prizes including the Ziff prize for the most outstanding postgraduate pianist, Arthur Bliss Prize, Marguerite Long Chamber Music Prize, a Leverhulme Trust Award, and she graduated with a Master’s degree in Performance Studies.
Melanie has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist at most of the major UK concert halls, and for numerous music societies, university concert series’, and music festivals, including Windsor, Cheltenham, Brighton, Southwark, Prussia Cove. [CLICK for FULL BIO]
Play it Again! - Solid technical foundation for our students
Saturday 22 September 2018, 10am - 5pm
A full day workshop focusing on Piano Techniques, topics are covered in the 2 books by Melanie Spanswick, Play it Again! Book 1 & 2. The six hours workshop is divided into 4 sections (one and a half hour for each). The techniques shall be further explored through practical activities and exercises for teachers, who will be invited to try out during the workshop. Topics covered are:
Basic flexibility, tone production and developing finger strength
Scales, arpeggios, articulation and thumbs.
Hand flexibility, double notes, ornaments, cantabile and a loose hand.
The Bridge position, octaves, chords, chordal balance and arm-weight.
Workshop Fee: $38.00 (Early Bird before 1 September 2018). Usual $48.00
Workshop Fees inclusive of Workshop Handouts and Networking Lunch
All participants shall enjoy 25% Discount for Play it Again Book 1 & 2!
Solo Lessons & Public Master Classes
Solo Lessons - $200 per hour.
Public Master Class - Performer ($120 per 45mins slot) , Observer $10 per person.
Limited Slots - 21st and 23rd September 2018.