The course on METHODOLOGY OF PIANO TEACHING will be given by Professor Ofelia Montalván. It has a duration of 12 hours spread over 3 days and is taught in Spanish (5th – 7th July). The exact timetables will be sent to all registered students once the registration period has ended.


– To provide the student or teacher with the basic methodological knowledge for the exercise of a fruitful pedagogical activity.

– To deepen in the stylistic knowledge necessary for the work of the wide piano repertoire.

– To enrich the arsenal of both technical and interpretative resources to overcome the difficulties in the different works.



I. More general tasks of the pianist teacher. The two fundamental aspects of methodological work in music and performance education.

II. Musical abilities and their development.

III. The multilateral development of the student. The selection of the repertoire and the principles for its planning. Lines of development of the repertoire by genre.

IV. The class: main form of communication with the student. The conduction of the class. The development of independent study habits.

V. The musical development of the student. The work towards the achievement of a performance of a deep artistic content.

VI. The work on technique: the formation of the piano habits necessary for the achievement of artistic mastery.

VII. Main methodological aspects in the initial stage of piano teaching.

VIII. Work on the musical work. 1st stage: reading and assimilation of the text, problems of memorization.

IX. 2nd Stage of work on the musical work: the sound, phrasing, dynamics, agogics, pedalization and fingering.

X. 3rd Stage of work on the musical work: the achievement of the unity of the formal structure and the preparation for the performance on stage.

2nd Part : STYLISTICS OF THE 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th CENTURIES.

I. The development of polyphonic working habits in the work of J.S. Bach

II. Viennese Classicism: J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart and L.V. Beethoven :: Fundamental problems of their piano works.

III. Romanticism: basic interpretative aspects in the piano works of F. Schubert, F. Chopin, F. Liszt, R. Schumann and J. Brahms

IV. The piano literature of the 20th century: The main difficulties in interpreting the works of C. Debussy, A. Scriabin, S. Rachmaninov and S. Prokofiev. Shostakovich and B. Bartok.

  • The course has a cost of 120€ for active students who have made a previous full registration with a teacher of the Leonel Morales & Friends Masterclass. Listeners not included.
  • For the Passive Students, the course has a cost of 150€

To formalize the Registration of the Course it is necessary to make a bank transfer (free of charge) of the total cost of the course, to the following bank account:


Postal address: Parque Empresarial de Las Rozas. Calle Severo Ochoa, 7. PC. : 28230
City: Las Rozas de Madrid (Spain)
Phone: (+34) 91 6404060 / (+34) 91 6404062
MARLE 96 S.L. (Organizing Company).
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No registration will be considered valid until the reservation fee is received.