The course is an exploration of your relationship with your instrument. What drew you to it? What do you love about it? What do you hate? Does it give you pain? Let’s see if we can do something about those aching muscles and that tension. We can do better than just making them go away. We can find the underlying reason so they don’t come back! Does performing make you nervous? What symptoms do you get? Shaking? Paralysed? Hot? Cold? Distracted? We will look at these and how they can help us. Yes, help! Do you feel stuck with the notes on the page? Wish you could express them better? Wish you could express your musical self better? Let’s do it! The Free Your Playing course looks at all these issues. There is no set syllabus - it changes with the people there and what they need. The course is like a musical improvisation - with fruitful starting points and sound technique, but flexible and spontaneous, and able to explore emerging pathways thoroughly. It is tailored to your individual needs as they emerge. There will be some yoga, sometimes before breakfast! Please wear loose clothing and prepare a piece to perform.

Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 19/241