2018 Course Dates


Master Classes with JAMES LISNEY

2018 dates   

24th – 31st May, 2018

14th – 21st June, 2018

4th – 11th July, 2018

22nd – 29th August, 2018



Course Fees

Course Fees for 2018 are €2,300. Please go to Fees and How to Book for more information and to apply for a place

What people are saying about La Balie:

For an amateur pianist La Balie is heaven on earth.  In July 2016 I enjoyed a week of inspiring teaching and music making, including two wonderful recitals by James Lisney.  James’ teaching is hugely enjoyable and rewarding.  His enthusiasm and gentle humour put everyone at ease very quickly, and he gave us a perfect mix of musical inspiration and technical help.  Add to this a wonderful Steinway concert grand to play on, the delightful company and shared enthusiasm of fellow pianists, the beauty and peaceful setting of La Balie itself, and gorgeous food (and wine!).  Well it really made leaving at the end of the week very difficult” – Richard P

“I had the most wonderful week at La Balie. A stunning 5-star venue, and the ultimate piano experience. I learnt so much from James’s truly remarkable teaching and performances, but also from all the other players. Hard to imagine a more supportive, warm and encouraging atmosphere. A wonderful group of people, gourmet food and wine, and a lot of laughter. But most of all, on cold winter days to come, I shall remember standing in the middle of beautiful La Balie in the heat of the afternoon, just listening to glorious piano music pouring out of every window and door. A very special place.” – Colin W.

“An exceptional course with inspirational teaching”

“A wonderful time in every way – great people, great teaching, gourmet food and wine and a lot of laughter”

“The best master classes I’ve ever had”

“An incredible chemistry of place, people and learning”

“La Balie has been created with taste, expertise and passion” 

“Beautiful place, surroundings, food & owners…wonderful to retreat to!”

“The Advanced Piano Course was a great inspiration and it was a real privilege to listen to so much wonderful playing.”