I have had a surprising turnaround for my music course in that two ballet companies are employing me to deliver the course on site with them rather than staff coming up to Glasgow. If you are still interested on coming to Glasgow Tramway (Scottish Ballet Studios) on 21/22nd September, do let me know through the contact page . Thanks everyone!!
That's me off to the Far East next week and spending time with some young composers. At the end of my stay, I will be working with the pianists at SOTA in Singapore (School of Theatre Arts) music and dance faculty . My Discussions In Dance Course can be viewed on the website. Have a look . It might be of interest to your dance faculty too!
I will soon be announcing the first Weekend Course for Musicians in Dance taking place at Scottish Ballet studios.Please do get in touch or pass on information when the dates are announced. This is aimed at pianists of all abilities wishing to access or brush up skills for working in the world of dance - especially ballet.
I've been hosting some training days down in England that have proved to be really insightful.I'll soon be off to Singapore for more of the same and have my sights on East coast USA tour. I have learned so much about my own playing and skills through 'Discussions In Dance'. Met some great musicians and spent a wonderful day yesterday at Scottish Ballet with 26 teachers of dance. Some frank discussion on counting of music was had!
I attended the Move It! event at Olympia a couple of weeks ago. It was an interesting cross-section of the dance scene in UK and Europe. I did find only one other musician there, my mentor and friend Stephen Lade. He was at the helm for (Ballet) Rambert some years ago and is one of the most inspiring musicians you will hear.