"What is a Harpsichord? (...and what's with that extra keyboard?)" An Introduction for Children

Instructor's Name: 
Alberto Busettini
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Aberfoyle Pl. NW., Washington DC 20015
About Master Class: 

Why do harpsichords often have two keyboards? How do you know which keyboard to play when? Why is the sound of a harpsichord so different from that of a piano?  Why are the natural keys black and the sharp keys white? This class is a stimulating introduction to the harpsichord for students ages 8-14, with plenty of audience participation. 

About the Instructor: 

Italian harpsichordist Alberto Busettini is Maestro di Sala for Early and Baroque Music at Teatro La Fenice in Venice.  He performs regularly as both a soloist and in ensembles in Italy and around Europe.  


All students ages 8-14 are welcome to join this class, with or without parents.  All attendees are required to purchase tickets. Payment of $15 per person may be made through the Paypal link on this page.  Space is limited to 16 attendees.


The class will begin promptly at 10:00 am.  All participants should arrive by 9:45.

The harpsichord to be used in this class is a French double (two keyboards!) built by William Dowd in 1976.
Additional Information: 
Aberfoyle Baroque reserves the right to take photographs of this event and record short snippets of discussions and performances to post on its social media. Aberfoyle Baroque will not share participants’ contact information with other entities.