The Workshops

See a DPS workshop on YouTube

DPS Documentary on DVD, available for purchase here.


NEW** Individual sessions by Skype - 6 part series. More information here.

 

COURSE LEVELS


A series of four DPS Workshop Retreats makes up the core of the DPS program. These three-day sessions are for groups of 5-7 performers - students, professionals, teachers and amateurs. Participants are in residence, participating in group discussions, exercises and activities that develop the DPS philosophy. The four Workshop Retreats are designed to be taken sequentially at a maximum rate of 1 - 2 per year, optionally supplemented with One-on-one DPS sessions between workshops to fully integrate DPS methods into one's work and life.


Qualifications

Minimum age: 18

Several years of daily practice between the ages of 4 and 18.

Have some experience performing on stage solo.


Workshop I - DPS Initiation Workshop

Learning Away from the Instrument

   Develop an emotional map of a new piece

New Ways to Approach Practicing

   Stop rote repetition, regain control of your body

Professional Discussions

   Stage Fright

Learning through Cooking

   Learning methods


Workshop II - Break Down Old Habits

Learning Away from the Instrument

   Mental Imagery

New Ways to Approach Practicing

   Learn through honesty

Professional Discussions

   Competition

Learning through Cooking

   Re-creation


Workshop III - Develop New Patterns

Learning Away from the Instrument

   Transform an emotional map into an interpretation

New Ways to Approach Practicing

   Separating technical practicing from the rest

Professional Discussions

   Chamber Music

Learning through Cooking

   Patience


Workshop IV - Apply New Patterns to Real Life

Learning Away from the Instrument

   Life and Music - Using parallels to improve both

New Ways to Approach Practicing

   Using errors to pinpoint problems in internal balance

Professional Discussions

   Recording

Learning through Cooking

   Innovation

 

The Oaks, New Rochelle, NY