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Piano Workshops

Sophia Gilmson is in demand as a presenter and lecturer worldwide. She offers online and offline workshops on a variety of piano pedagogy topics.

Contact Sophia to invite her to conduct a workshop for your audience or to discuss a special request. Download a current workshop list on PDF. 

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Series 1:
About Bach

In the course of this series, we will discuss articulations, ornamentation, Urtext, and pedagogical editions, among other aspects of Baroque style. We will also create our own edition.

  • Bach for All Ages
  • Anna Magdalena Notebook
  • Short Preludes
  • Two-Part Inventions and Sinfonias
  • Well-Tempered Clavier
  • Goldberg Variations

Series 2:
Viennese (and Not Only) Delights: Sonatinas & Sonatas

In the course of this series, we will discuss stylistic and technical aspects of teaching classical repertoire, create stories, write the scripts, and stage the plays.

  • Sonatas and Sonatinas
  • About Slurs

Series 3:
Artistry From the First Touch

In the course of this series, we will discuss the development of musicality throughout the variety of repertoire.

  • Save the Best for Beginners
  • Imagination and Palette
  • Sound Fades! Help!
  • Integration of Technique
  • Further Technique Development
  • Music’s Vital Signs

Series 4:
Albums for the Young from J. S. Bach to Our Days

In the course of this series, we will discuss the major composers’ remarkable interest in writing music for and about children and the tremendous pedagogical value of these collections. As always, we will go beyond the well known pieces to discover and rediscover many precious gems.

  • Anna Magdalena Notebook
  • Schumann’s Album for the Young
  • Tchaikovsky’s Album for the Young
  • Debussy’s Children’s Corner
  • Prokofiev Music for Young People, op. 65
  • Lieberman’s Album for the Young, op.43
  • Lera Auerbach’s Images from Childhood, 12 Character Pieces for Piano (2000)
  • Chick Korea’s Children Songs

Series 5:
Romantic & Contemporary Piano Repertoire

In addition, Sophia Gilmson offers workshops on Romantic and Contemporary repertoire that address specific stylistic features of the named periods. Please write Sophia a message!