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Extensive experience as performers, scholars, and teachers enables us to approach music from many different perspectives. Our master classes, lectures, and lecture demonstrations are intended to probe beyond the printed page to seek the underlying musical meaning and architecture. We also provide specific technical concepts for realizing musical goals, increasing ease in playing and preventing injury.
We endeavor to make our presentations a vital experience for everyone involved, and to provide warm encouragement to performers and fellow teachers. Although we each have university teaching experience, we have chosen to be independent teachers, and are very familiar with the day-to-day challenges which confront those who teach students of all ages and ability levels.
In order to be comprehensive, 2-3 hour or half-day sessions have proven to be very successful. Full-day workshops covering a variety of subjects have also been very well received. A combination of lectures, master class and recital is also possible.
Audio or video of 3 previous lecture-demonstrations is available on our Essays & Educational Materials page. One may also watch and listen to a 3 evening concert/lecture series on the History of Lieder on our Lieder Recitals page.
REACTIONS FROM ATTENDEES AT LECTURES
REACTIONS FROM SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES AT WORKSHOPS
"Insightful and inspiring. Mountains of information to absorb."
"It was like an all-you-can-eat buffet at the Waldorf-Astoria. Dr. Fee was generous with his knowledge and inspiring with his playing."
"Jam-packed with wisdom, and his playing was heavenly."
"Fascinating, entertaining and helpful."
"Remarkable...I could listen to Dr. Fee for hours."
"Wonderful! I could attend over and over and still learn more and more."
"George Fee is an encyclopedia of music. He makes the piano sing with a beautiful tone and phrasing, and incorporates you instantly into his playing."
"Dr. Fee's insights, knowledge and passion for music never cease to surprise me. He is more than a teacher. He is an inspiration to everyone." "Thank you both so much for a wonderful and truly inspiring day. Students and faculty were so overwhelmed with you as musicians and as warm, caring individuals."
"I can hardly recollect when our piano students have had master classes that were so filled with such keen and helpful comments."
"You have a way of bringing out the musical instincts that are in the student waiting to come out...I've sat in on a lot of master classes and never seen anyone else do this."
"One student said it was 'awesome' which I assume, in the parlance of today's youth, is the highest praise. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for all you did."
"Your insights have fundamentally changed my approach to the keyboard. It has not even been a week and my discomfort has improved immensely. Thank you, thank you, thank you for showing me the way."
"Your thoughts were extremely soul-searching for all of us in the field of teaching music."
"Your kind and generous encouragement will be a high point of our students' educations."
"The master classes were just great -- perhaps more of an inspiration to me as a struggling piano teacher than anyone. It was just what the doctor ordered."
"Besides your deep knowledge and love for the music, you have a knack for creating tremendous enthusiasm and confidence in the performer. It's amazing to hear how they improved during your coaching. I hope for the world that you can do more of these classes."