Piano Masterclass

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Davi'ds masterclass, Sri Dewananda School

Music teachers based around Hambantota received an immersion into Western piano music in December when London-based concert pianist, David Dean, visited Tissamaharama.

David gave a masterclass on the history of piano music from the Baroque through to the modern era before teaching a classical piece to a group of just under 20 teachers.

Sri Dewananda SchoolIn the afternoon, he also performed a special concert for the students at Sri Dewananda School, where the masterclass had been held.

He played a mix of traditional classical pieces such as Beethoven’s Fur Elise, which signals the arrival of the bread van in Sri Lanka, plus nursery rhymes for the younger children such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

SRI noted that the song, which got everyone tapping their feet the most, was “I wan’na be like you” from the Jungle Book.

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