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Piano Note


Our annual October piano performance workshops in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022 were inspiring, intensive and hugely enjoyable. In 2023 we upped the action with two successive five-day workshops. Great people and inspiring pianists, including many returners, made a 'house-party' feel. It was an intensive and supportive experience for all the pianists who all made great progress and played in fabulous concerts on the last afternoons.


Diane's fantastic teaching gave us all new energy and inspiration, sharing practice tips and methods to improve our playing. With a wide range of repertoire, each

pianist's performance made a thoroughly

enjoyable and entertaining concert.

Our friendly and appreciative invited audience said:-

"How brave and admirable you all were, we enjoyed it so much and look forward to next year, we'd love to come again!"

"I used to play and felt so nervous for you all, you have inspired me so much, I was so impressed! Thank you for inviting us."

‘Working with the extraordinary Diane Baxter at the piano in such beautiful surroundings has become a highlight of my year. Her joy is infectious and her wisdom unique. Add to this, great comfort, wonderful food and company…. It’s very hard to leave, but I know that the Loch will call me back…


As Diane says, "Music does change a place", and Tigh na Breac will forever be a haven for me - full of the echos of music, laughter, fun and friendship - memories to treasure of the fabulous musicians at our piano workshops.


"I can only be complimentary. All went swimmingly,  great hearing the others play too. I hadn't seen Diane teaching before but I got some great focussed advice. All in all, a memorable weekend!"

"The more I look back on our piano weekend, the more impressed I am at how it proceeded — like clockwork!"


"Thanks to the superb teaching of Diane and Juliet, and the undoubtedly magical properties of such a beautiful home in a stunning location, I survived playing in front of an audience! Of course, it helps that the audience was incredibly kind and supportive. The result is that I do feel renewed in my love of playing solo repertoire - so much so that I bought a beautiful new piano that is now in my living room! I'm not sure this would have happened without my Tigh na Breac experience...Many thanks to you."


"I send you my deepest thanks for that wonderful weekend. In my opinion there is nothing to change, food was amazing, and the course wonderful. I loved that we just had also just a usual music discussion just asking ourselves why we are doing all that music..  as I do often ask myself just the same question!"


"Just want to thank you again for a really special few days in Oban. Excellent teaching (4 lessons in 3 days!), great company, fine food. I think I like these small courses best. I feel inspired and keen to get practicing."


"I really enjoyed the piano workshop.  The venue was excellent, the setting is so beautiful and the house very comfortable.  Food was excellent and I enjoyed all the people."


"Piano at Tigh na Breac is extremely special. As well as a beautiful house with fantastic views and delicious food, we receive inspired and inspiring teaching from Diane and caring, thoughtful and wise support from Juliet. Add to that some superb concerts, music making and lots of laughs. What more does a body and soul need?!"


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