Techniques for improving your practice and performance
We all know the feeling: you have to practice but don't really feel like it, there's a difficult section that just doesn't get better… or, after all of your hard work, you have to play for other people and your nerves takes over! Wouldn't it be great if your practice sessions could bring real results, and you could perform your best for your teacher or an audience without stage fright?
In this two day workshop, recorder player Sarah Jeffery (Royal Wind Music, Team Recorder on Youtube) shows you how to get the most out of your practice and playing, in a fun and accessible way. We will develop a simple warm-up routine that will help you to begin each practice session with good concentration and limit physical injury. We will explore different techniques and games for practicing difficult passages, so that you can really improve and don't get stuck! There will also be a lot of time for your own input - do you have technical problems or questions about your playing? We will find the solutions together. There will also be time for how to deal with nerves and stage fright - by the end of the workshops, you will have learnt some simple techniques that will enable you stand on stage with confidence and looking totally professional.
Whether you are a recorder student or a passionate amateur player - please bring an alto recorder in modern pitch for the group sessions. Please also bring one or two pieces of music with you that you are currently practicing - it can be in any style. We will look at it together and figure out how to solve its problems! The language of the workshop will be English.