Music Weekend Residency – Lyth Jazz Exchange 2012
with Richard Michael
Saturday 23rd and Sunday, 24th June,
10am – 5pm each day with a concert on Sunday at 7pm
This event takes place over a long
weekend. Tutors and residential participants arrive on Friday evening.
The course begins at 10am on Saturday morning and continues with two
full days of workshops, masterclasses and rehearsals
leading up to a concert on Sunday evening which ends at 9pm. Residential
participants may depart either on Sunday evening or Monday morning.
The workshops are under the
supervision of Richard Michael together with three additional skilled
tutors. Richard is a well-known jazz
educator from Fife with 30 years experience in his field and is now the jazz jargon buster on The Jazz House,
BBC Radio Scotland's
weekly programme. If you're a bit worried about whether your playing is
good enough, Richard Michael would like to make the point
that he specialises in creating a non-threatening vibe where players
make mistakes with confidence – his mantra is "mistakes are cool". So
this will be a weekend of fun and education!
day attendance and residential options. Fees are £20 per day (or £30
with overnight accommodation) but bursaries are available towards fees
and travel for those aged 16 – 25 who can't afford the full cost but
would dearly like to take part. This unique and valuable short course is
limited to 24 places.
Lyth Arts Centre seems to
have a special place in the hearts of the many artists who have
performed here. For over 35 years it has played host to a high
proportion of distinguished Scottish, UK and international musicians. It
is the ideal place for an escape where you can concentrate
on work without interruption.
Everyone seems to enjoy all its careful attention to detail.
And it's fun! Everything is on the one site including our residential
annex and our canteen. The cost of all meals is included in the fees. We
produce tasty home-made food with
vegetarian and special diet options.
Exchanges have been on the go since 2007. Their goal is to bring jazz
lovers and performers together to share a spirit of mutual enthusiasm.
Wherever you live our bursary scheme will attempt to assist you with
fees and travel costs providing that you have the determination to get
up and go and improve your musical knowledge and skills. As long as you
have a basic grasp of your instrument and are keen to make progress and
connect with others, you should apply by completing this form
which asks for some basic contact details. We will then get back in
touch with you to discuss travel arrangements, residential requirements,
fees and bursaries.