Introducing the “Un-Master Class”

27 Apr 2023 @ 16:00 BST (GMT +01:00)

A performance session with a difference!

The Un-Master Class® is a popular and unique performance workshop, developed by William Westney, and designed as a lively, engaging alternative to the traditional masterclass. It has been given hundreds of times around the world with musicians of many different genres and categories, and was profiled in a featured New York Times article in 1997.

William Westney's Un-Master Class

Starting with interactive group warm-ups, an environment is created that builds trust and breaks down barriers to artistic expression. The class then focuses on prepared performances by participants, by:

  • helping performers communicate authentically with the audience,
  • reconnecting participants with their exuberant, natural physical intuition about music,
  • assisting performers to reach new levels of artistry.

How it works

In this demonstration session, William will work in-person with a select group of performers and observers, and will explain the underlying principles and techniques of the class. The workshop will be streamed and recorded, thus giving you the opportunity to watch the session live or afterwards at your convenience.

Who it’s for?

The concepts presented are refreshingly simple and can be applied both to performing and to almost any teaching situation. Therefore teachers and pianists will gain inspiration and ideas for attaining greater freedom and expression in performance and encouraging students to express themselves.

Ticket options & prices

Online tickets include access to live streaming of the session and links to resources and recordings after the event. Tickets cost £30 (£18 for Online Academy subscribers) and can be purchased by clicking on the "Buy now" button below.

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