CYMC Classical Piano Program with Sarah Hagen.
.Dates are June 30th to July 7th including arrival and departure days. Fees and Registration Forms here.”
CYMC is delighted to offer an program designed for aspiring pianists of all ages. Inspiring instruction amidst the stunning beauty of the Comox Valley will make this summer unforgettable. This intensive week will include daily master classes and seminars and private lessons with one of Canada’s finest pianists, Sarah Hagen
This program is limited to 4 participants, so register early to be sure of reserving your place this summer. Because of the interest shown in this program, we are adding another week. Each week will have four participants. So if you are interested let us know early!
Topics will include: performance anxiety, practice motivation strategies and applying theory to your own repertoire. There will be daily master classes; students will enjoy performing for each other and receiving feedback from CYMC Piano Faculty. Students will explore ensemble playing with other students from the CYMC Musical Instrumental Program. The program will be held at Mark Isfeld School. They have a full size Yamaha Grand Piano.
All students will be encouraged to participate in recitals in the community
AWARD-WINNING PIANIST Comox Valley musician Sarah Hagen is one of the first-prize winners in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. Hagen, who now lives in Vancouver but returns often to the Comox Valley, was chosen in the College/Professional Solo Division as a result of recordings she submitted.
As stated above, the fees will include two 45-min private lessons with Sarah.
Private lessons and private practice
Chamber rehearsal/coaching – also piano duets
Group activity – usually a question on theory, history, or philosophy of music. Some students may like to work on this alone, and some may prefer to work together.
Masterclass – students will play for each other and Sarah will give a mini lesson which all will participate in
Group discussion of the morning’s question/group activity
Group listening of recordings
Some days there will be a guest speaker – another CYMC faculty member speaking about a specific topic like practicing or performing
More chamber music/piano duets
After dinner the students have activities that are arranged through the CYMC recreation staff. There will also be space and time for private practice in the evenings.
CYMC Faculty Concert
Included in your tuition is the opportunity to attend a CYMC faculty chamber concert.. Hear some of Canada’s finest musicians in concert.
Please bring at least three pieces to work on, including something ready for performance.
Out of town students for the Piano Program arrive on Sunday 30th June. Classes begin on Monday July 1st. Out of town students leave on Sunday, July 7th.
Fees for the program are $500.00 for tuition plus a non-refundable $85 registration fee. Camp fees are $400 per week which include all meals, transportation and activities. Day students should bring a packed lunch. There is an Early Bird discount of $50 if fees are paid in full before March 31st.
Be sure to register early as the program will be full with four students each week
Download Registration Form here Classical Piano Registration form
“A rarity of musical excellence, technical ease and tonal purity,” pianist Sarah Hagen is a sought-after soloist and chamber musician, performing in concerts across Canada as well as in the United States, France, Italy, Germany and Sweden. A visionary and an idealist, Sarah’s performances are often conceptually innovative, involving photography,dance and theatre. Miss Hagen has been heard on the airwaves throughout North America and in Sweden. Her solo album, Glass House Dancing, was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards. Sarah’s motivation is the belief that music has the power to be a window into our souls regardless of age or knowledge. She currently makes her home and studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. See article in the Vancouver Sun. Also a short video on YouTube