Music Network workshops with Dame Evelyn Glennie | 10 – 12 May

Music Network has announced details of a series of three interactive Zoom workshops, Taking Charge of your Performance Career 2021: Practising, Listening, Performing with Dame Evelyn Glennie, taking place on Monday 10 May, Tuesday 11 May & Wednesday 12 May, from 11am – 12:30pm.

In this series of professional development workshops, Evelyn will discuss self-motivation for performers, key listening skills, and how to adapt to stay relevant as your career evolves. Musicians will have the opportunity to engage with Evelyn, ask questions and learn from a world-class artist.

Ticket price: €30 for three workshops

Please note: this is a professional development course for professional musicians working in all genres. Ticket holders must be available to attend all 3 workshops. Places are limited to 30.

For further information and to book your place, please see


Workshop 1: Self-Motivation

Monday, 10 May 11am – 12.30pm

What inspires us and motivates us to practise? Is there a right and wrong way to practise? This session will explore fresh approaches to practise and improvisation, including advice on how to reconnect with your instrument through exploration of range and timbre.


Workshop 2: Who’s Listening?

Tuesday, 11 May 11am – 12.30pm

How do we listen to ourselves objectively? This session will reflect on the art of listening, both from the perspective of the performer and the audience. Evelyn will explore topics such as the usefulness of self-appraisal and self-criticism, what the audience will hear, and how musicians can provide the best listening experience for their audience.


Workshop 3: Ring in the Changes

Wednesday, 12 May 11am – 12.30pm

How do musicians keep motivated in their careers when all around us has changed? This session will offer advice for musicians on adapting your career as you progress. Evelyn will also explore how audiences have changed over time, and how musicians can remain relevant as artists.