Edward Auer Online Piano Workshop
July 15–26, 2020
The spirit of this workshop is to creatively meet the challenges imposed by COVID-19 on teaching and learning.
Prepare your performance and learn recording techniques
We first ask our pianists to be more independent, carefully recording themselves in order to improve their playing substantially on their own. This often-neglected side of study will be supplemented by teaching from our world-class faculty.
Among other expert instruction, get guidance in recording techniques from recording engineer Joe Patrych, truly in-depth examination of some of Beethoven’s music with pianist Richard Goode, and conversation about young musicians’ career development with Susan Wadsworth.
Individual: Workshop participants will send recordings to their designated teachers before their lessons. Each teacher will listen to the student’s recording and then meet online (Tonerow, FaceTime, or Zoom) for the lesson.
Each participant will have three individual lessons during the workshop.
Open (Master Class): Open classes will operate the same way as individual lessons, except that these recorded lessons will be shared with workshop participants.
Each participant will have one open class with a designated teacher (replacing the old style of master classes).
Mr. and Mrs. Auer
The Auers will host a meeting with the group at the beginning of the workshop to discuss how to practice.
It is a complex subject, and there are no clear answers for perfect practicing. However, mindfulness, concentration, and having practicing agendas and goals are essential.
The Auers will host a meeting with Joe Patrych and participants at least a week before the workshop to learn some basic recording techniques. Then midway through the workshop, he will answer your questions in a Q&A session.
Mr. and Mrs. Auer will host a meeting with Richard Goode and the group where he will talk about two or three participants’ Beethoven works. Their recordings will be available to listen to before the meeting.
The Auers will host a group meeting so Susan Wadsworth may comment about a few participants’ recordings. She will also share her experiences of helping young musicians for the last 55 years through Young Concert Artists, Inc., with a Q&A session to follow.
Auer Young Artist Concerts
Four public concerts featuring our participants' best recordings from the workshop will be scheduled on YouTube.