RPPF is like a Turkish Bazaar for pianists!
At RPPF we offer daily lessons, afternoon special topic classes classes, LEGACY classes and nightly master classes with all our artist faculty. Students determine their own course of study and may have lessons and classes with as many teachers as possible, even every day! Unique to RPPF is the opportunity for each pianist to have private lessons from 16 artist professors on all aspects of learning and performing repertoire from traditional and innovative perspectives. Our class themes vary depending on students' needs and requests. We have a weekly Q & A forum where students can talk to artist faculty very informally.
Special Topic themes include:
Etudes and technique
Attention & Memory
Dalcroze Eurthymics Experience*
Gyorgy Sebok - A Legacy to celebrate!
LEGACY explores our souls as pianists and our rich
piano tradition in practice and performance.
We experience and the awesome playing of living artists
and hear stories about our heritage.
Decisions are tough!
So many choices --
so many lessons, classes, concerts!!!
RPPF is definitely intense.
Its a wonderful opportunity to learn from dedicated
acclaimed professors who all have something personal
and unique to say to each one of you.
This is my dream gift to each one of you for your future and the future of piano.
Come and enjoy!
RPPF IS A TOUCHSTONE FOR ARTISTIC AWARENESS AND PROFESSIONAL INSPIRATION
"The Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival was one of the best experiences for me. The level of musicians and content of lessons helped me to understand my musical goals. Listening to amazing faculty playing performances, giving master classes every day and speaking about their own musicianship and life experience helped me understand what direction I need to move in the future. The thing I liked the most was that all the teachers focused on your individual level of expertise. They know where your problems are and how to make you a better pianist and musician. This festival has brought me great understanding of new perspectives and I recommend every pianist to participate in RPPF because it will definitely change your life."
-- Shalva Shako Vashskashvili (Georgia), Lynn University
*Comment by Terry Boyarsky, Pianist/Dalcroze Eurhythmics Instructor 2019 & 2020
Dalcroze Eurhythmics offers a unique approach to music by simultaneously engaging mind, body and feelings. The challenge is to participate fully in the musical experience of the moment. Eurhythmics ("good rhythm") games consist of listening and responding to music, as well as observing oneself in movement.All elements of rhythm are explored, from the most basic (pulse, meter, phrasing, accents, rhythmic patterns) to the more advanced (such as tempo, syncopation, ensemble, cross-rhythms, anacrusis, and agogics). Solfège consists of the study of pitch relationships, supported by a foundation of vibrant rhythm. Improvisation is an integral part of the training, and exists as a laboratory for synthesizing good rhythm and clear tonal relationships. Class work takes place in a lively group situation. Through attentive, active and sensitive participation, one learns to solve practice and performance problems. Dalcroze Euryhthmics can benefit musicians, actors, athletes, and dancers by using body and voice in a more relaxed, joyful way to develop inner hearing, good timing, perception, memory, awareness, phrasing and flow.