Graeme's topics will include:
1) The art of listening for piano students (I am passionate that good playing is 90% listening and feeling the vibrations and 10% actually playing.) Including developing awareness of overtones and sympathetic resonance to help students get to know the soul of the piano.
2) Improvisation for classical students. Relationship between genre - the nature of notation (fully notated, figured bass, jazz lead sheets, chords, nashville system, etc.). Rewriting standard piano rep as lead sheets or chord charts to help students engage their imagination and harmonic understanding of the piece.
Admission is Free. Please join us.
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047
Graeme Burgan is an active professional musician, educator and administrator; originally from Adelaide, Australia, he now lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania with his wife and three sons.
As a solo and collaborative pianist, Graeme has appeared in concert halls across Australia and the United States including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, the Andrea Clearfield Salon, the Melbourne Recital Center, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Sound All Around program. Graeme is also a member of the touring group, Piano4.
Graeme has collaborated with singers Alan Held, Serena Benedetti, and Suzanne Kompass; with composers Sean O’Boyle, Rollo Dilworth and Morten Lauridsen; and four Australia-wide tours with percussion virtuoso Nick Parnell. As a performer and repetiteur, Graeme has worked with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, State Opera of South Australia, Cairn University, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and the Westminster Opera Theater. As a chorister, Graeme has performed with the Adelaide Chamber Singers, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Westminster Symphonic Choir, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.
Graeme is the Executive Director of Csehy Summer School of Music and serves on the music faculty of Cairn University, with past teaching appointments at Moravian College, Tabor Adelaide and Adelaide College of Ministries. He earned a Master of Music from Westminster Choir College in Piano Accompanying and Vocal Coaching, and an Associate Diploma of Music in Piano Performance from the Australian Music Examinations Board. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science in Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide.