Prepare yourself in advance!
The vacation is the right time for the laziness and for being relaxed. But don’t exaggerate with having rest from flute before your upcoming masterclass.
Play the pieces you know well already!
Masterclass isn’t a right place to learn the piece and to decipher the difficult passages. Let’s be honest – it’s have to be done at home, and it is so boring for auditors to listen to someone struggling with playing the right notes.
See the big picture!
When you’re working on a piece at masterclass keep in mind that rarely advice you receive are meant only for the piece you’re playing at the moment. Maybe you can use your new knowledge in other pieces as well?
If you’re curious about something or if you have any doubts ask for a better explanation. It’s important that you understand exactly what your professor wants from you!
There’s no better opportunity to make friends than at attending a masterclass. You can meet people with very similar interests there and you will definitely have a lot in common. It’s even more interesting if you’re abroad – other cultures and other points of view – these are experiences that enrich your own life! If you can, bring some duets and encourage others to give a try to play something together! it can make a special musical bond between you that lasts much longer than masterclass itself!