Workshops

Elza is giving various presentations on the Dogs and Birds approach.

The next event will be a Two-Day Dogs and Birds Workshop in Windsor, UK on 30 and 31 May 2014. 

Dogs and Birds: Teaching Piano to 3-7 Year Olds
Two Day Workshop for Piano Teachers and Music Teachers, Including Progression to Use of Sol-fa
Speaker – Elza Lusher
Contact: Elza Lusher, Tel: 01784 437801
or email info@dogsandbirds.co.uk for more details
Friday 30 and Saturday 31 May, 2014, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm both days 
Venue: Windsor United Reformed Church, William Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1BA, UK

This two-day workshop will cover all aspects of the Dogs and Birds approach. Day one will be concerned with the material in Book 1, the Nursery Rhyme book and the various musical elements. Day two will cover Book 2, the Sol-fa book and the switch to conventional music.
This course is aimed at piano teachers and music teachers, and delegates can attend either day or both days.

Download more information on the workshop and an application form here.

Previous Workshops/Seminars

Dogs and Birds: Teaching Piano to 3-7 Year Olds
Two Day Workshop for Piano Teachers and Music Teachers, Including Progression to Use of Sol-fa
Speaker – Elza Lusher
Contact: Elza Lusher, Tel: 01784 437801
or email info@dogsandbirds.co.uk for more details
Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November, 2013, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm both days 
Venue: Windsor United Reformed Church, William Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1BA, UK

Dogs and Birds
Presentation at the Paul Kadosa Event
Speaker – Elza Lusher
Contact: Mariann Ábraham, abraham.m@lfze.hu   
Saturday 19 October, 2013, 11:00 
Venue: Aladár Tóth Music School, Budapest, VI District, Hungary

The first demonstration of the Dogs and Birds approach to Hungarian piano educators, using video footage of Elza’s lessons.

Two-Day Early Childhood Music Workshop
Speakers – Helga Dietrich and Elza Lusher
Contact: Elza Lusher, Tel: 01784 437801
or email info@dogsandbirds.co.uk for more details
Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April, 2013, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm both days

Venue: Windsor United Reformed Church, William Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1BA, UK

Two parallel sessions:
(I) Fostering  Creative Musical Development in Early Childhood - Helga Dietrich
(II) Dogs and Birds: Teaching Piano to 3-7 Year Olds - Elza Lusher

Download more information and an application form for "Fostering Creative Musical Development in Early Childhood" here

Download more information and an application form for "Dogs and Birds: Teaching Piano to 3-7 Year Olds" here

Dogs and Birds: Teaching Piano to 3-7 Year Olds
Full Day Workshop for Piano Teachers and Music Teachers, including Progression to Use of Sol-fa
Speaker – Elza Lusher

Contact: Elza Lusher, Tel: 01784 437801
or email info@dogsandbirds.co.uk for more details
Saturday 1 September, 2012, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Venue: Windsor United Reformed Church, William Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1BA

(Registration will begin at 9.30 with the workshop proper starting at 10.00)

Download an application form » here.

An Introduction to Dogs and Birds - A Teaching Method for 3-7 Year Olds
European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) Workshop
Speaker – Elza Lusher
Contact: stephen.davies@chappellofbondstreet.co.uk for more details
Tuesday 31 July, 2012, 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm

Venue: Chappell of Bond Street, 152 – 160 Wardour Street, LONDON, W1F 8YA

Free event, open to all.  Book your place here.

Dogs and Birds: Teaching Piano to 3-7 Year Olds
Speaker – Elza Lusher
Contact: Elza Lusher, Tel: 01784 437801
or email info@dogsandbirds.co.uk for more details
Saturday 23 July, 2011 and Saturday April 14 2012, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
Venue: Windsor United Reformed Church, William Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1BA

Dogs and Birds
Presentation at the EPTA UK Annual Conference
Speaker: Elza Lusher 
Organiser: Nadia Lasserson
Contact: Tel: 020 7274 6821 for more details
22-24 July 2010
Venue: Trinity College of Music, London

Dogs and Birds
Presentation as part of Oxford Piano Teachers’ Group Professional Day for Teachers
Speaker: Elza Lusher 
Director: Sally Chappell
Contact: Tel: 07980 024529 for more details
Saturday 5 June 2010
Venue: Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY

Dogs and Birds – Teaching Piano to Very Young Children
EPTA Yorkshire Central

Speaker: Elza Lusher
Organiser: Michèle Fromm
Contact: michFromm@hotmail.com for more details
Sunday 9 May, 2010

Dogs and Birds – Teaching Piano to Very Young Children
EPTA Devon

Speaker: Elza Lusher 
Organiser: Anne Brown
Saturday 13 March 2010
Venue: Stover School, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 6QG

Dogs and Birds – Teaching Piano to Very Young Beginners (4-7 Years)
EPTA Wessex

Speaker: Elza Lusher
Organisers: Joanna Taylor and Lynda Smith
Saturday 6 February 2010 2.00 - 5.00 pm 
Venue: The Godolphin School
Milford Hill
Salisbury, SP1 2RA

Piano Teachers’ Workshop
Guildford Branch of the Incorporated Society of Musicians

Speaker: Elza Lusher
Organiser: Caroline Blount
Sunday 28 June 2009 2.30 - 4.30 pm
Venue: St John’s Church 
222 Epsom Road
Merrow
Guildford
GU4 7AA

Teaching Keyboard to Four to Seven Year Olds using Dogs and Birds
West London Section of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA UK)

Speaker: Elza Lusher
Organiser: Alberto Portugheis 
November 17 2007 at 4.00 pm
Venue: The Alberto Portugheis Studio 
14a Lakeside Road 
London
W14 0DU

Presentation of Dogs and Birds at Kodály Institute of Britain
June 2004 
Speaker: Elza Lusher
Organiser: Cecilia Vajda 
Queen’s Gate School
131-133 Queen's Gate
London, SW7 5LE

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