I am delighted to announce that the PTC (Piano Teachers’ Course) UK is going to teach a new Piano Pedagogy course at Morley College in London.

This course is specifically for pianists and piano teachers who wish to enhance their professional teaching skills, come together for inspiration and become part of a motivated & supportive musical network. The PTC is delivered by a dynamic team of experts, each specialists in their field, in classes, lectures and workshops exploring the very latest in piano teaching pedagogy.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • expand your knowledge of good practising habits
  • demonstrate skills for deep learning, memorisation and security in performance
  • deal with difficult situations piano teachers face
  • demonstrate skills on how to motivate your students
  • present yourself as a piano teacher is a professional way
  • overcome the particular challenges in teaching different compositional styles of writing

Class format and activities

This is a 10-week course and each workshop will focus on a different aspect of piano pedagogy. The course will be delivered by Graham Fitch (Course Leader), Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Sally Cathcart, Ilga Pitkevica, Masayuki Tayama and Beate Toyka.

Workshop 1: The Practice Tools 
Workshop 2: How to Introduce Style and Texture in the Early Stages 
Workshop 3: Practical Psychology 1: New Beginnings 
Workshop 4: Beginners Need the Best Teachers 
Workshop 5: Being Professional 
Workshop 6: Baroque to Modern Style 
Workshop 7: Working with Intermediate Pupils 
Workshop 8: Demystifying pedalling 
Workshop 9: Practical Psychology 2: Dealing with Difficulty 
Workshop 10: Developing Skills for Deep Learning, Memorisation and Security in Performance

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

You should have at least a Grade 8 qualification in piano and teach piano either privately or in an institution (school, college, etc.). You should also have some basic computer skills.

For more information and to enrol, visit Morley College’s website