NSA Masterclass Series

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What is a masterclass?

A masterclass is a class taught by someone who has an expert knowledge or skill in a particular area. In this case, music.

Why are masterclasses important?

Performing on a musical instrument is a skill. Learning to play the instrument and make music is only half the battle. The other half is having the experience of performing. Masterclasses give students another opportunity to perform in front of an audience. Master teachers can help identify areas of improvement that may only show up during a performance for various reasons. Not only will the feedback of the master teacher help the performer, but it can also help performers in the audience who may be working on the same piece, or experience the same issues the master teacher is observing. Another benefit of performing for someone other than your primary teacher is the master teacher may present something in a different way than your primary teacher and give a new insight into your technique.