LAST DAY TO BOOK
- Importance of the primary stage of piano education
- Role of the piano teacher
- Developing healthy technique at the early stages
- Parental education and involvement in the process
- Developing the musical ability in young children
- Sound production skills
- Basic articulations: Non Legato, Legato, Staccato
- Pre-reading period during primary stage of piano education
- Note reading approaches
- Working with transfer students
- Interpretation at elementary – intermediate levels
- Question/Answer sessions
- Hands-on workshops
World-renowned piano pedagogue and teacher - trainer
Author, Tales of a Musical Journey
Irina Gorin, born in Kiev, Ukraine, studied at Kiev Music Institute and Kharkov Conservatory. She holds Masters Degrees in Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Chamber Ensemble, and Accompaniment.
Over the last 30 years, Mrs. Gorin has established a reputation as one of the most prominent pedagogues for children in the United States and beyond. Gorin Piano Studio’s graduates continue their musical education in Universities and Conservatories throughout the United States, pursuing diplomas in Performance, Pedagogy, and Music Education.
Since 2013, Irina Gorin also contributes to the enrichment of piano teachers by regularly conducting workshops, lectures, presentation and master classes in many states of America, Italy, UK, Germany, Spain, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Mrs. Gorin is often sought after as a judge for local and national piano competitions.
In order to showcase the talent of young pianists, Irina Gorin founded and served as President of the Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition, which has welcomed competitors from all over the world since 2014.
Tales of a Musical Journey
Tales of a Musical Journey is the culmination of Gorin’s vast education and teaching experience. The series uniquely blends Russian and world’s teaching methods to prepare beginning piano students for a classical repertoire. Translated into fifteen languages with more coming, thousands of copies of this publication have been sold in more than sixty countries.
Written in a form of a chapter book, “Tales of a Musical Journey” uses fairy tale setting and characters to introduce and expand musical concepts. In the series, the young minds are set on a journey through fictitious musical land, where they become friends with the inhabitants of the land. Entertaining and logically interconnected stories develop a young student’s understanding and appreciation of music and piano playing. Comprehensive analogies with the Fairy Tale characters and their adventures make studying complicated techniques easy and fun. Ear training exercises and theory activities further train and develop young musical ears.
9:30 Morning Tea and Registration - Meet & Greet
10:00 Session 1: Techniques at the primary stages
12:30 Lunch catered by Simmone Logue
14:00 Session 2: Using Tales to aid development of piano technique at the primary stages
16:30 Q & A session, wrap - up
10:00 Session 3: Developing musical abilities at the primary stages
12:00 Lunch catered by Simmone Logue
13:00 Session 4: Using Tales to aid development of musical abilities at the primary stages
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:30 Continuation of Session 4 (finish at 16:30)
10:00 Session 5: Elementary level students after Tales
12:30 Lunch catered by Simmone Logue
14:00 Optional 1 on 1 private training with Irina (additional fee)
St. Andrew's Uniting Church
47a Kenneth Street Longueville NSW 2066
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