Schedule

Friday,  November 10, 2017 ~ in 2 private studios

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Observed private lessons

1:00 p.m. — Lunch

2:30 – 6:30 p.m. — Observed private lessons

Saturday, November 11, 2017 ~ MAIN SEMINAR DAY at Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste Street, Berkeley, California

8:45 a.m. — Check-in

9:00 a.m. — Exploring Bach’s Fugues: Challenges and Strategies with John Bloomfield

10:00 a.m. — Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. — Solving Technical Problems in Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata With the Taubman Approach with Mary Moran
She will discuss broken octaves, leaps, trills, voicing chords and slow playing in the first movement.

11:00 a.m. — Th Challenges of Playing in Front of the Body with Marc Steiner

11:30 a.m. — Technique Clinic with John Bloomfield

12:00 p.m. — Lunch

1:30 p.m. — Technical and Musical Issues Related to Playing Faure’s First Nocturne, Op. 33, No. 1

2:15 p.m. — Master Classes with John Bloomfield, Mary Moran and Marc Steiner

3:45 p.m. — Break

4:00 p.m. — Teaching Elementary Students How to Release Long Fingers with Mary Moran

4:45 p.m. — Playing, Teaching and Enjoying ‘Little B’s Poem’, a 1960s jazz tune by Bobby Hutcherson with Debbie Poryes

5:30 p.m. — End

Sunday morning, November 12, 2017 ~ at 2 Private studios

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. — Observed private lessons

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Open question period with John

11:00 – 1:00 p.m. — Observed private lessons

OR

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. — Observed private lessons

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Open question period with Mary

11:00 – 1:00 p.m. — Master Class and Pedagogy Workshop for children and teens with Mary: Please contact Amy Brookes (aimsta.b@gmail.com) by November 1st to request lessons for your students, and include the full name, age and piece for each student.