Young Musician of Dyfed
Young Musician Masterclasses
Since 2012, Young Music Makers of Dyfed has offered young instrumental players the opportunity to take part in a masterclass led by well established professional musicians. It’s a great way to learn, to gain inspiration for your own personal development and to take away a wealth of knowledge that you can apply to all aspects of your own playing.
This year the masterclasses will take place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November 2017 at Neuadd y Dderwen, Rhosgilwen near Cilgerran. They will be led by Head of Brass and Percussion at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Kevin Price and pianist and composer Andrew Wilson-Dickson. They have both worked with young people over many years and are fantastic communicators.
The atmosphere is relaxed and informal. Andrew and Kevin will not be offering technical advice (that’s best left to your teacher) but rather encouraging you to explore your interpretation of the music and developing your performance skills. The aim is to help increase your confidence when playing – be it at a concert, a school assembly or in an exam.
Sometimes masterclasses can prove intimidating if you think the spotlight is solely on you. For this reason, we’re going to place players of a similar standard in groups of two or three for sessions of an hour to an hour and a half so that you can learn and bounce ideas off each other.