Duncan Lorien travels the world teaching people how to play music. He teaches all kinds of people – people who never learned to play, people who have given up trying to learn a musical instrument and people who learned at school and have forgotten just about everything they knew.
Check out this interview from Radio New Zealand about a new take on music education with British-born but Boston-based teacher and musician Duncan Lorien. Continue reading
Duncan delivering the talk “Opening the door to the language of music” at the TEDx lectures in Venice, Italy on May 31st 2014.” If you want to see how Duncan really makes the subject of music so simple just watch the whole 12 minute talk right here! Continue reading
The Understanding of Music™ was delivered in Spain for the first time in 2019 and plans are currently underway to return to Ibiza in Spain. Cluj-Napoca in Romania will experience the seminar for the second time in October, 2020. Understanding of Music™ seminars will also return to Auckland, Berlin, Boston, Budapest, Canberra, Clearwater, London, Melbourne, Moscow, Perth & Vienna during 2020. Continue reading
Understanding the Basics of Singing Seminar™️ will be delivered in October in Austria and Germany and both German and English speaking participants are welcomed to join from around the world.
The Understanding of Songwriting Seminar™️ will be delivered in November in Austria and Germany and both German and English speaking graduates of the Understanding of Music Seminar™️ are welcomed to join from around the world.
The Understanding of Music Seminar™ has been translated into Czech, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese and has just been translated into Romanian. Continue reading
The seminar materials are constantly being reviewed and updated to make them as simple and logical as possible. For example, the newly designed diagrams and text in the latest edition of the Understanding of Music Seminar manual have taken the subject of rhythm to a whole new level of simplicity and graduates are saying the addition of the new 10 day Seminar Review Lessons are a huge improvement to the 100 Daily Lesson Program. The addition of a video clearly demonstrating all the exercises contained in the seminar on both keyboard and guitar has received rave reviews from all graduates of the seminar. Continue reading
The last year has been a challenge for all of us as we have encountered travel restrictions but it has let to a huge expansion of the seminars delivered by the Understanding of Music Company™. A new state-of-the art audio-visual studio with multiple cameras now giving close-ups of the keyboard, guitar and Duncan’s amazing singing technique brings the full Understanding of Music Seminar experience directly to your home. With 18 online seminars already delivered to rave reviews all over the world and live translation into many languages the rest of 2021 looks like being the biggest expansion of the Understanding of Music Seminars ever. Although seminars are based in one country people are joining them from all over the world. Seminars are currently scheduled for delivery in Australia, Romania, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, Hungary and Spain, the U.S.A. and the U.K. This new online format allows you a greater depth of understanding as you engage with Duncan on an intimate level and with the amazing videos, animations and graphics that now accompany each seminar you will learn to play, read, sing and compose in the comfort of your own home and at a speed that it is almost impossible to imagine until you experience it for yourself!