Now reaching its 10th anniversary, The Piano Teachers’ Course UK has established itself as “the UK’s leading professional development course, solely for piano teachers”.

The only course of its kind in the UK, it continues to equip piano teachers with the full range of professional skills they need for a successful career, together with the opportunity to connect with an inspiring and informative network of pianists.

The Piano Teachers’ Course UK provides excellent preparation for all Piano Teaching Diplomas including those from the Associated Board, Trinity Guildhall and London College.

In addition to being exposed to the latest in piano teaching pedagogy, you will be able to adapt and adjust your PTC assignments to suit the demands of your chosen Diploma, and you will be able to seek help and advice from your personal Tutor and the Course Director.

We offer two levels of Certificate…

  • The Cert PTC – the full course c/w all assignments
  • The Certificate of Professional Development – the full course without the written work

piano-teachers-piano-1When is it?

It is a part-time course, designed to suit those with other commitments, running with the academic year from September through to June; consisting of three residential weekends, five single Sundays and independent study spread throughout the year.

For the 2018-19 dates and the new course syllabus, please go to: PTC 2018-19

Who is it for?

The course is for all pianists, piano teachers and student teachers who wish to enhance their professional teaching skills.

It is designed to guide and give confidence to those new to the profession as well as re-invigorate, enrich and deepen experienced teachers’ work.

Advanced players who wish to add a teaching component to their professional portfolio are welcome, as are those entering the piano teaching profession from careers in other fields.

What are the minimum course requirements?

Students must be at least 18 years of age, and have:

  • Passed Grade 8 piano, or higher. We will need to see a copy of the Certificate
  • At least two established piano pupils – not family – prior to enrolment
  • Proficient Word processing skills, email & internet access and a willingness to embrace further IT skills
  • The commitment to attend all course dates, as it is specifically participatory. It is not available on-line

NB: If you have yet to pass your Grade 8, one of the PTC Tutors may be able to help you with pre-course preparation. Just contact the Administrator via the contact page for further advice.

Can Overseas Students enrol?

Yes they can, but in addition to the minimum course requirements they must also have:

  • If not Grade 8 piano, an equivalent non-UK level of Certification
  • Have good spoken and written English
  • Have legal access to the UK – PTC does not get involved with visa or passport applications

How much does it cost?

  • Your investment for the 2018-19 course, including accommodation & meals, is £2,600
  • With a £150 early bird discount – if the fee is paid in full by 29th June 2018
  • And a £55 discount if you attended an Open Day in 2018

Are Bursaries available?

EPTA UK offers limited bursaries through the Mark Ray Memorial Fund, for those who are looking for financial help to cover the course fee.

Application forms are available from Carole Booth, The Administrator EPTA UK at: admin@epta-uk.org or to download here:-

The closing date for Bursary applications is Monday 18th June 2018



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