has conducted piano master classes across
the United States and Canada and in Europe for Music Teacher's Associations,
Arts Councils, Universities and Conservatories. A piano master class
typically lasts from 1 1/2 to 2 hours and features three or four
students who perform for the artist in a public setting. The artist
will then give a 20-30 minute "public lesson" in which
technical and musical issues are discussed with the student and
addressed in lay terms to the audience. A master class should be
both fun and informative for the participants and the audience.
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his many successes, Ian Hominick remains a very down-to-earth, approachable
individual, an attribute which makes him an excellent teacher and
an informative performer. In his two-hour master class, Hominick
was a gracious, thoughtful listener who gave insightful criticism
to the nine students who played for him ... Ian Hominick is not
only an accomplished pianist, he is also a gracious and generous
teacher who takes the time to share his knowledge with young people."
- The Daily News
(Truro, Nova Scotia)
has a way of structuring the class with a perfect balance of discussion
between the technical and the musical. Equally important, he includes
many issues that the students can deal with immediately, thus bolstering
their confidence and performance on the spot. Another balance issue
that Ian handles so well is that of making the audience feel included
in the lesson, a most tricky accomplishment. All of this is done
with seemingly no effort on his part, yet we all know it takes great
effort and great skill. It was a wonderful, informative and inspiring
two hours ..."
- Ann Monaco,
former Artistic Director
Merit School of Music (Chicago, Illinois)
to be a good-natured, positive and perceptive clinician with an
exceptional ability to pull music out of each pianist in a very
individual way. ... It was amazing how much better each pianist
played within a short period of time."
- Charlottetown Guardian
(Prince Edward Island)
"I found Mr.
Hominick to be very informative. He was friendly and adjusted to
each student's age and level of performance. He gave constructive
criticism and I have used his ideas further with my teacher. His
technical hints have made a marked improvement in my playing. I
would have loved to have had more time with him."
- Master class Participant
(Nova Scotia Music Teacher's Assn.)