Englishness in Music – GI 21 054 (Face to Face)
10 June 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 8 July 2021
Tutor: Private: Dinah Dawkins B Mus LRSM LTCLGo to all Courses
What is an “English” sound? What are its origins and what has influenced its growth? It is an intriguing journey which follows a diversity of paths. From roaming minstrels to Elgar, on this course we will follow the development of organised sound created by a wealth of remarkable English composers.
If you are unsure about the suitability of this course, please contact the tutor via the Institute.
Please note: Due to social distancing measures, face to face classes currently have a capacity of 12 students. We will endeavor to review this number in line with the lifting of Government restrictions.
About the Speaker
Dinah’s theatrical and musical parents, in their hectic professional world, taught their daughter early skills about performing. Having dipped into the exciting world of theatre, television and film, Dinah constantly turned back to music. She loved playing the piano and, after a few years, discovered that sharing this passion was a brilliant way of combining all of her skills and experiences. Over the years -35 to be precise, with the last 30 here in Surrey - Dinah taught piano, and all related topics, at Cranmore School, Guildford High School, and Charterhouse. Meanwhile her daughter fled the nest and went to Birmingham to do her degree, leaving Dinah free to do the same – at the University of Surrey. This gave her courage and a good deal of knowledge, so when she was invited to give music lectures at The Guildford Institute, it fitted the bill perfectly. Dinah also teaches theory, aural and musicianship for the North Surrey Suzuki Group, plays for the National Trust at Polesden Lacey, and continues to teach at home, with undiminished enthusiasm... And now Dinah is a Granny, which she describes as the best job of all. Dinah is passionate about the value of music and ardently believes in all of the advantages that it has to offer everyone.
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