Totally Tonbridge! Coffee Concert

Sunday 10 April 2022, 11am

Schools at Somerhill, Tonbridge, TN11 0NJ


Musical Detective: Finding the Magic

Key notes with piano accompaniment from pianist and TMC Chair, Pat Gane

With the help of evidence from the keyboard works of team Frederik Chopin, Claude Debussy and J.S.Bach, Pat unmasks to reveal some secrets of musical language and processes.

Drawing particularly on certain Piano Preludes by Chopin, Debussy and Bach, Pat will offer personal perspectives on the ‘stuff’ of music and what makes it tick, how to understand aspects of its language to deepen our response, teasing out composers’ ‘fingerprints’, mapping the ‘plot’ of musical patterns, and tracking the ‘clues’ that help us to listen more deeply.


Standard ticket £15  |  Under 18s & Students £5
(includes post-concert coffee, tea and biscuits)
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

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Pat Gane

Pat Gane’s career encompasses professional performance (piano and viola) and a specialism in music education, instrumental teaching, learning and secondary school provision. For many years she was a senior lecturer in Music and Music Education at Middlesex University, and a major contributor to Ofsted Inspection programmes of Post Graduate University teacher training and Instrumental Music Services in the UK and abroad. She led a team developing post-graduate music provision at Universitii Pertanian, Malaysia. 

Director of Music at Benenden School, Kent from 1997 – 2000, her publications include ‘Making Music’, a series of projects for groups of young players.  (Oxford University Press).  She became a Trustee and Chair of TMC in July 2018, and currently runs an annual music festival in Southern France.