Accordion Summer School (for ages 12 – 17)
This accordion summer school is an intensive and inspiring five-day course for musicians aged 12–17.
This accordion summer school is an intensive and inspiring five-day course for musicians aged 12–17. You will have the opportunity to work with teachers from both the Royal Conservatoire and Scotland’s leading specialist music school, St.Mary’s Music School.
The course is designed to help develop and strengthen technical and musical skills, through knowledge of repertoire and healthy practice habits. Students will benefit from daily warm-up sessions, technique classes, individual lessons, ensemble playing and performances.
Students will also learn about accordion manufacturers, great accordionists and what life is like as a full-time music student at a Conservatoire. The summer school will be led by two of Europe’s finest accordion players and teachers, Djordje Gajic and Paul Chamberlain.
Students who take part in the course should want to:
develop musically and technically
build repertoire and performing experiences
become aware of various practice techniques and the importance of critical listening
be given the chance to play in a group
gain knowledge about the instrument
meet other students passionate about music and the accordion
experience life as a full-time music student
meet and work with full- time students from the Royal conservatoire
This summer school aims to provide a stimulating and inspiring atmosphere in which every student will be given the opportunity to grow.
At the beginning of the week you will be informally assessed on technique, musicianship and current level, enabling tutors to tailor the course to your needs and allow you to get the most out of the five days.
On the final day of the course participants will take part in an informal sharing for friends and family.