This stage ic characterized by learning advanced repertoire and having piano lessons 60-minutes twice a week.
This stage of the curriculum has a lot to do with pupils working on the initial learning of a piece on their and being guided in terms of interpretation, style and performance preparation.
The highest level of piano instruction we offer currently
The Master Series requires pupils to work quite well independently and rely on our professors for more advanced learning.
Typically a pupil will be entered into Master Series when they start preparing for pieces at Grade 8 level and above of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada.
The students by this stage of their piano education should have advanced knowledge of phrasing, fingering patterns, dynamics, pedalling, tone production, as well as a certain mastery of scales, arpeggios and technical exercises.
Repertoire might include:
- Well-Tempered Clavier, Partitas, French and English Suites by J.S. Bach
- Other baroque composers, for example Rameau, Couperin, Handel and Scarlatti
- Professional Etudes, including by Chopin, Debussy, Moszkowski, Cramer-Bulow
- Sonatas by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
- Advanced pieces by Chopin, Lizst, Debussy, Ravel
- 20th Century Repertoire, such as Bartok, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Scriabin
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