Autumn Piano Weekend

Autumn Piano Weekend 2013 was held at Glenfern on March 23 & 24...

Around 22 pianists participated in a packed program of piano study in the historic surrounds of National Trust property Glenfern, in East St Kilda, Melbourne. Guest teaching staff included Betty Vergara-Pink, formerly Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, Musikhochschule Freiburg and Dr Sandra Nash, Director of Studies, Dalcroze Australia. Team of Pianists staff were Prof Max Cooke, Darryl Coote and Robert Chamberlain, who devised and directed the event.

Themes for weekend included:

  • Practice and Learning (Saturday morning)
  • Movement and Musicianship (Saturday afternoon)
  • Developing technique for Adults and for University students (Sunday morning)
  • The Mystery of Memorisation (Sunday afternoon)

For further information download a summary with photos and schedule.

Some Autumn Piano Weekend participants and staff after the final concert and forum
Some Autumn Piano Weekend participants and staff after the final concert and forum

Upcoming Events

Spring Piano School 2019

for school-aged pianists at Glenfern

Piano students currently at Primary or Secondary school and aged 8 to 18 years take part in a 3-day program of piano classes, workshops and individual lessons at the National Trust historic house Glenfern, in East St Kilda. Teaching staff include experienced pianists and teachers from the Team Darryl Coote and Robert Chamberlain, plus special guest teachers Jennifer Jiaqi Li (Shenzhen, China) and Betty Vergara-Pink (formerly Musikhochschule, Freiburn, Germany) both formerly students of Max Cooke who may make a special teaching appearance. Read more... or view the flyer. Daily Observer Places for piano teacher professional development or for parents are also available.

Date and Time

Wednesday Oct 2, Thursday Oct 3 and Friday Oct 4, 9.30am - 5.00pm each day (Students attend all three days)
417 Inkerman Street (SE corner of Inkerman and Hothams Sts, East St Kilda

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Glenfern 2

Where the Wild Sings Are - Songs of Animals and Beasts

Icon Trio - Justine Anderson (soprano), Vivien Hamilton (mezzo-soprano), Jeannie Marsh (alto), with Robert Chamberlain (piano). A vibrant ménagèrie of Australian rounds, unaccompanied madrigals, well-known classical masterpieces, medleys of popular songs, plus a few piano solos on animal themes. Composers featured include Flanders and Swann, Rossini, Richard Rodney Bennett, Tom Lehrer and plenty more!

Date and Time

Sunday October 27, 2019 at 3.00pm
Glenfern, 417 Inkerman St, East St Kilda, VIC

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