Deep Learning & Memorisation – Interactive Workshop
18 Feb 2023 @ 10:30 GMT
Playing a piece over and over eventually makes the muscular movements automatic, but this muscle memory can be extremely unreliable when under pressure in a performing situation. In this interactive, hands-on workshop, Graham Fitch explores the different memory systems and introduces various tools that will help you learn pieces on a deeper level for confident performances that reflect your full potential!
Workshop content & format
The format of this workshop is similar to our highly popular interactive practising workshop, but with a focus on deep learning and memorisation tools. Furthermore, the event combines in-person and online participation giving you the option to join us in our studios or from the comfort of your home.
The workshop will be divided up into several sessions in which Graham will introduce a topic and then demonstrate it in action using examples and exercises created specifically for this event.
In-person participants will have the opportunity to volunteer to work with Graham for these demonstrations (entirely optional!) and online participants will be able to try out the exercises during the session. There will also be opportunities throughout for Q&A for all participants.
Topics covered will include the following:
- About the learning process and the memory systems involved i.e. muscular, aural and analytic
- “Muscles last” – How to develop the other memory systems alongside to supplement muscle memory
- A simple, personalised approach to analysis which keeps the mind engaged and alert during practice
- How to use effective tools for deep learning including deconstruction, tracking, and controlled stops
Worksheets including the examples and exercises will be sent out in advance of the event. All participants will also receive high-quality recordings of the sessions which will allow you to watch and try-out the exercises in your own time thereafter.
The workshop will run from 10:30am to approximately 17:00 and will be divided up into several sessions with short breaks in-between (Please click here for further details).
Ticket options & prices
In-person tickets – A few early-bird tickets for participating in-person are still available £100 per person (full price is £145). In-person tickets include refreshments, a light lunch, worksheets and recordings after the event and can be purchased here.
Online Tickets - If you can't make it to London, you can still join us online for the event. Online tickets include access to live streaming of all sessions, the opportunity to participate in Q&A and links to resources and recordings. Online tickets cost £80 (£48 for Online Academy subscribers) and can be purchased by clicking on the "buy" button below.
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