Staff :  Dr David Dolan

David Dolan works regularly with pupils, teaching them improvisation in a classical or baroque style. This involves first teaching the student how to understand the harmonic language underlying the music and then helping them to learn how to improvise in that idiom. Such work is invaluable when it comes to creating cadenzas for Mozart Concerti, for example, but can also help students enormously when tackling conventional non-improvised repertoire. He regularly works on the music of Bach with the pupils.  In the course of each year, other musicians are invited to take workshops concerning other forms of improvisation.