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Monster Ball - UHLS

Posted on behalf of Hertfordshire Law Society

You are formally invited to the Monster Ball!


**FREE ENTRY FOR LAW SOCIETY MEMBERS**


**FREE TRANSPORT FROM THE FORUM COLLEGE LANE AND BACK**


We are dead excited to bring you the highly anticipated ScareMaze, and we'll be going from dusk 'til dawn with a special surprise when the clock strikes midnight!

Make sure to explore the entire mansion, there’s something for everyone with 3 stages playing different genres of music.

Ball Room (PRYZM): Charts, commercial house and eclectic mash-ups
The Attic (Curve): Hip-hop, r&b and rap
Mausoleum (Vinyl): Throwbacks, cheese and guilty pleasures

Ghosts, vampires, zombies, and all other nightmarish creatures who fancy experiencing the life of a VIP ghoul should get their ticket now!

When
25 Oct 2019 at 9:00pm
until 26 Oct 2019 at 3:00am
Where
PRYZM
127 The Parade
Watford
WD17 1NA

Christmas Concert

Posted on behalf of London School of Theology - Music and Worship Department
Join us on 30th November for our LST Christmas Concert.
When
30 Nov 2019 at 6:45pm
until 30 Nov 2019 at 9:00pm
Where
London School of Theology
Green Lane
Northwood
HA6 2UW

Innovations and Perioperative Safety CPD evening

Free 2 hour AfPP accredited CPD Event
When
14 Nov 2019 at 6:30pm
until 14 Nov 2019 at 9:30pm
Where
Spire Bushey Hospital
Heathbourne Road
Watford
WD23 1RD

Piano Tracks: Professional Development Days for Piano Teachers

Posted on behalf of The Piano Teachers' Course UK Ltd

Piano Tracks is a a series of workshops packed full of new ideas for all teachers, whether just starting out or with years of experience. 


Whether you are looking to up your game this term, or wondering what The Piano Teachers' Course UK is really all about, you can now book yourself in to attend a CPD day with us!

Price per day: £120 (Refeshments and lunch included)


ISM Members and PTC alumni: £100


OFFER: £300 for 3 full days


when booked at the same time (refund applied after purchase is complete)


Optional dinner, bed and breakfast per night: £60




YOU CHOOSE


With 8 days full of learning opportunities, you can choose which, and how many, days to attend.  Each day includes 2 different tracks and can choose which track you attend or you can mix and match.



Make your choice from these topics:




Teaching beginners to G3


25th, 26th and 27th October 2019


Each day starts with coffee from 8-845, followed by "Sing, then Play" where one of our expert tutors takes you through a fun group audiation activity


25th October 8:00am -5.15pm


All:
-Practical Psychology for Teaching and Learning Part 1
-Working with Beginners
-Resources and How To Use Them

Then choose from:
TRACK 1: Playing by Ear and Improvising; Developing pianistic skills and practice
TRACK 2: Exploration and discussion of how to teach ABRSM Prep Test to Grade 3


26th October 8:00am -4.00pm


All:
-Dalcroze for Piano Teaching with guest tutor Andrew Davidson


Then choose from:
TRACK 1: Practical Psychology for Teaching and Learning Part 2; Resources and How to Use Them; Effective Practising
TRACK 2: Effective and Unconventional Stratgies for Teaching Pieces




27th October 9:00am -4.00pm


Choose from:


TRACK 1 from 10am-4pm: Motivating pupils; Using Patterns to Make Progress; Teaching the Older Beginner
TRACK 2 from 9am-4pm: Principles of Piano Technique (Graham Fitch)


Tutors: Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Dr Sally Cathcart, Ilga Pitkevica, Graham Fitch





Exams or Not?


Friday 22nd February 2020, 8:45am-5pm


Should your students sit piano exams? Some want to, others aren't able to, some just want to play pop music.....

Today's open lectures will help you discover not just how to use exams wisely, but also how to ensure students with special needs are included in your studio.

Then you will have the opportunity to learn about the different exam boards, including rock and pop exams. We have representatives from Trinity College London and London College of Music who will answer your questions

Finally, guest presenter Kate Cossey from "The Piano School" will help you compile a professional business portfolio and demonstrate how to run a successful teaching practice.


Tutor: Dr Sally Cathcart




Teaching Intermediate Students


Sunday 23rd February 2020, 8:00-4.45pm


Coffee is served from 8-845, followed by "Sing, then Play" where one of our expert tutors takes you through a fun group audiation activity

All:
-Practical Psychology for Performing
-Musicianship for Piano Teachers: How to Integrate aural training and sightreading with the teaching of pieces

Then choose from:
TRACK 1: Introducing Baroque Style on the Harpsichord and Piano; Intermediate Technique
TRACK 2: Musicianship For Piano Teachers (continued)


Tutors: Graham Fitch, Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Dr Sally Cathcart, Masayuki Tayama






Teaching Advanced Students: 


Friday 3rd April 2020, 8:00am-6pm


Coffee is served from 8-845, followed by "Sing, then Play" where one of our expert tutors takes you through a fun group audiation activity


All:
-Overview of Teaching and Performing Diplomas


Then choose from:


TRACK 1:Post Grade 8 Performance Preparation and Practice - expert guidance and helpful hints for your performance programme
TRACK 2: Introducing Romantic Style; Working with Advanced Pupils; Playing by Ear and Improvising; Developing Advanced Technical Skills.


TutorsGraham Fitch, Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Dr Sally Cathcart, Masayuki Tayama, Beata Toyka






Practice Tools and Impressionist to Contemporary Style and Dances


Saturday 4th April 2020, 8:00am-5:30pm


Coffee is served from 8-8:45, followed by "Sing, then Play" where one of our expert tutors takes you through a fun group audiation activity


All:
-Style and Technique: 20th Century and Contemporary period


Then choose from:


TRACK 1: Practice Tools; Style and Technique of the Impressionist Period; Dance for Musicians  (interactive workshop)


TRACK 2: Practice Tools full day with Graham Fitch, with a master class in the afternoon to work on your own choice of repertoire


TutorsGraham Fitch, Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Ilga Pitkevica






Style and Texture from Baroque to Jazz


Sunday 5th April 2020, 9:00am-4.45pm


Coffee is served from 9-9.30am


MORNING SESSION:


Ilga Pitkevica will explain how to introduce Style and Texture in the Early Stages: step-by-step process of teaching the stylistic and textural features of Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods to beginners and intermediate level pupils. Advanced level pieces will be included, if requested.  With Ilga Pitkevica.


(Option: from 9.30-10.45 you can choose to attend The Benefits of Memorisation and How to Memorise with Graham Fitch)




AFTERNOON SESSION:


Introduction to Jazz with guest tutor Nikki Iles 





When
25 Oct 2019 at 8:00am
until 25 Oct 2019 at 5:15pm
Where
The Purcell School
Aldenham Road
Bushey
WD23 2TS

Mamas in need fundraising Concert

Posted on behalf of Mamas in need, One Vision, Stanborough Park Church
Mamas in need presents Charity Concert at Stanborough Park Church with Royal Soloist Paul Lee and Royal Opera Singer April Koyejo-Audiger
When
30 Nov 2019 at 6:00pm
until 30 Nov 2019 at 9:30pm
Where
Stanborough Park Seventh-day Adventist Church
609 St Albans Road
Watford
WD25 9JZ

Rickmansworth's Best Shared Christmas Party - Casino

Posted on behalf of DJ Danny
Shared Christmas Party, Casino Themed, with 3 Course Christmas Dinner, Live Entertainment & Disco with 80s DJ
When
20 Dec 2019 at 7:00pm
until 20 Dec 2019 at 11:59pm
Where
Rickmansworth Golf Course
Moor Lane
Rickmansworth
WD3 1QL

Rickmansworth's Best Shared Office Christmas Party - 80s Themed 19 Dec

Posted on behalf of DJ Danny
Shared Christmas Office Party, 80s Themed, with 3 Course Christmas Dinner, Live Entertainment & Disco with 80s DJ
When
19 Dec 2019 at 7:00pm
until 19 Dec 2019 at 11:59pm
Where
Rickmansworth Golf Course
Moor Lane
Rickmansworth
WD3 1QL

Rickmansworth's Best Shared Christmas Party - 80s Themed

Posted on behalf of DJ Danny
Shared Christmas Party, 80s Themed, with 3 Course Christmas Dinner, Live Entertainment & Disco with 80s DJ
When
06 Dec 2019 at 7:00pm
until 06 Dec 2019 at 11:59pm
Where
Rickmansworth Golf Course
Moor Lane
Rickmansworth
WD3 1QL

Free Skills Session for Children in Watford - Football Icon Academy

Posted on behalf of Football Icon Academy
Free Football Skills Taster Session in Watford with Premier League Players!
When
11 Nov 2019 at 6:00pm
until 11 Nov 2019 at 8:00pm
Where
St. Michael’s Catholic High School
High Elms Lane
Watford
WD25 0SS

Lemon Tuesday's Christmas Concert!

Posted on behalf of Lemon Tuesday
Put that sparkly tingle into Christmas by coming to our famous annual Christmas concert.
When
13 Dec 2019 at 7:30pm
until 13 Dec 2019 at 9:30pm
Where
Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Rickmansworth
Church STreet
Rickmansworth
WD3 1JB