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Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh
294 Colinton Road, EH13 0PU Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This will be our 6th Annual Summer School in Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh and we can't wait! We are running Taster Sessions on 11 & 12 March at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) – for more information, see A Taste of Summer.
We welcome back internationally renowned presenters László Nemes (Liszt Academy, Hungary), James Cuskelly (Sound Thinking, Australia), Lucinda Geoghegan (NYCoS and RCS, Scotland) Christopher Bell (NYCoS Artistic Director, Scotland) and Naheed Cruickshank (Colourstrings UK, Scotland).
Last year we were delighted to host Colourstrings Music Kindergarten and Colour Keys methodology courses for the first time. Following the success of these courses, we have invited Professor Géza Szilvay, a violin pedagogue who has had a huge impact on music education worldwide, to deliver the first phase of the Colourstrings Violin Teacher Training course.
Morning warm-up sessions are followed by personal musicianship. All participants have Solfège classes in the morning and will be able to join a class at a suitable level, from Beginner to Advanced. There will be options to take this further with accredited Kodály modules through the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Afternoon sessions offer a variety of options, where participants follow a strand of their choosing. What a great way to study a practical course over the week, with time for in-depth study and the opportunity to ask questions of the tutors.
Optional, fun and inspiring evening sessions will round off the days. Of course, it’s not just about the learning and professional development at a NYCoS Education event, it’s about the networking and exchange of ideas, meeting new people, old friends and having a jolly good time, singing… and dancing!
One of last year’s participants said of the Summer School: «Good for the brain, the ear, the heart and the soul.»