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Piano masterclasses, practice, and
performance in the West Highlands


We are pleased to announce our 2024 workshops!

The dates this year are 9th - 14th October and 16th - 21st October.

Eight intermediate to advanced participants can experience a unique piano retreat of five nights and

four days of workshops and lessons, culminating in a Participants' Concert on the Sunday evening.

Arrive at Tigh na Breac on the Wednesday afternoon, enjoy a recital by Diane and Juliet that evening,

followed by a welcome dinner. Our Pianists enjoy group and individual lessons with Diane

over the four days, with additional supportive teaching from Juliet Bruce.


During the week we have a professional pianist or a Scottish Music Band play for us and an audience

of friends and neighbours. We work hard to polish our pieces and present them to friends and

neighbours in our Participants Concert on the Sunday evening. Inspired, refreshed, well fed and

happy guests depart from Tigh na Breac on Monday morning after breakfast.

Designed with creativity, beauty and camaraderie as the backdrop, this inspiring workshop will

the development of piano performance.  Incorporating teaching and performing with tools for

reducing anxiety, we will provide a personalized experience for each player.


This year our courses will be held on:
9th - 14th October 2024
16th - 21st October 2024

Come to Tigh na Breac in the historic village of Bonawe, near Oban, Argyll, on the north shore of Loch Etive.


Enjoy the landscape of the Scottish Highlands from what has been described as "the most luxurious and spacious wildlife and bird-watching hide." The house party format of the weekend means you won't have to worry about meals or refreshments.

The stunning scenery, opportunity to walk (or even swim in the Loch!) the spacious and light surroundings, home cooked meals and company of fellow pianophiles, will leave you inspired and refreshed.

For further information please use the contact form below.

Application form:

You can find out more about the house at

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"Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part"

Claude Debussy

"without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind"

Johannes Brahms


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