Welcome to The Piano Teachers’ Course UK – the first and longest established course of its kind

2020-21 dates now available! 10% off course fees – enrolment open!

The course is by far the best source of information on piano teaching that I have found yet during my 8 years of teaching. I feel I have gained many years worth of knowledge and experience in just one year and it is excellent value for money compared to other courses and conferences that I’ve attended.” – PTC 2018-19 student

The PTC UK 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 and co-creative musical network. It is also the ideal pathway to boosting your new career as a piano teacher, equipping you with the skills and confidence to start growing your teaching practice immediately.

Focused around the main course dates, The PTC offers a range of additional workshops and sessions for both PTC Alumni and any interested pianists,  piano teachers and students.

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The Cert PTC

A 15 day part-time course running from September 2019 through to the following June, comprising a comprehensive programme of lectures, workshops and seminars; tutor groups, independent study and practice; written & video assignments – and concerts. It culminates in the Cert PTC if all elements have been fulfilled and the pass mark achieved.

The Dip PTC

A higher level of Cert PTC awarded to students who have demonstrated high levels of excellence with their work.

The Certificate of Professional Development

The same 15 day course, but without the written assignments. For those who already have high level qualifications, or who simply do not wish to undertake the written work.

The Teaching DipABRSM & LRSM

A full course for the practical elements of the qualification, including Grade 6 theory – and for the written submission if not a PTC graduate. The dates correspond with the PTC 2019-20 course dates.

CPD Workshops, Teachers’ Discussion Forums and Private Lessons

In response to demand, The PTC’s new programme of independent lectures, workshops and teachers’ discussion forums – open to any interested pianists, piano teachers and students. 
From October, on the same dates as seven of the PTC 2019-20 course days, presenting a wide range of sessions – including the option for private consultations and lessons.
Tutors will be a combination of the PTC Principal Tutors and guest specialists in their fields.

2019 Open Days

Available on 4 course days in spring 2019, providing the opportunity to come and observe – for those potentially interested in enrolling on PTC 2019-20 or anyone wanting a refresher of the PTC syllabus.

Tutored by Course Director Lucinda Mackworth-Young and her dynamic team of tutors at the top of their game, The PTC provides excellent preparation for all Piano Teaching Diplomas through exposure to the latest in piano teaching pedagogy.  

Principal Tutors – from left to right

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    • PTC 2020-21

      Dates released! Enrolment now open for PTC 2020-21, with 10% off course fees.

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    • Taster Days 2019-20

      2019-20 Taster Day dates are now available!
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    • The Teaching LRSM

      Brand new this year: a course now available for preparation towards your Teaching LRSM.

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    • The Teaching DipABRSM

      Running alongside the PTC and sharing dates, full preparation for this qualification, including Grade 6 theory, is now available.
      For more info go to: The Teaching DipABRSM

    • CPD Workshops 2019-20

      Beginning in October 2019, the PTC has a whole new programme of CPD workshops this year! Booking is now open.

      Click here for the full timetable

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