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Appreciating Music

Sessions to explore and deepen our connection with music. No previous experience or musical knowledge needed – all are welcome. To include listening, cultural and historical background, discussion and sharing time.

Exploring Chopin and his world

Twelve sessions in 2022 to explore the music of Chopin, his contemporaries, his world and his influence

We will explore the music of Frederic Chopin, the Polish composer and piano virtuoso who through piano concertos, mazurkas, nocturnes, preludes, waltzes, scherzos, sonatas, etudes, ballades, polonaises, songs and more, has moved and amazed audiences for 200 years. We will have a chance to reflect on where his music came from (including Bach, Mozart and Schubert) , what influenced him as well as what his musical legacy was. As always, the sessions will not assume prior knowledge of music, and all are welcome for this interactive course including group discussion, musical examples, historical background and more.


Twelve Tuesday morning sessions beginning from 11th January 2022 – 2 hour sessions from 10am to 12 noon, online using Zoom, with the option to arrive early or stay longer if you wish. Mid-term break: there will be no session on 22nd February Cost: £275 full price, or £255 if booked and paid by 20th December 2021 
Concessionary places Please contact me if you would like to come and the full rates would be an obstacle to attending


To register and pay: 

– make a transfer using phone or internet banking to Matthew Heyse-Moore, account no. 01858009, sort code 30 99 86 including your name as reference, please also fill in this form 
– cheque in the post to Matthew Heyse-Moore, 6 Hillview Villas, Foxmoor Lane, Stroud GL5 4QL, please also fill in this form Let me know if you would like me not to share your email address from the group for the purposes of communicating in between sessions
Cancellation policy If the course should be cancelled, you will receive a full refund. If a single session is cancelled (e.g. due to me being ill) I will notify you by phone or email, and offer to make up the session. If you would like to cancel your booking, you will receive a full refund if cancelled over 14 days before the start. From 14 days before the start date, refunds will not be possible.

You can read what previous participants have said about the sessions here or read about me here and elsewhere on this website

Bookings are now open. If you’re drawn to join, or have any questions, feel free to get in touch