About

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.

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 October through to June; consisting of three residential weekends, three single Sundays and independent study spread throughout the year.

For the 2017-18 dates and the full course syllabus, please go to: PTC 2017-18

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 piano pupils – not family – for the duration of the course, starting prior the course
  • Proficient Word processing (IT) skills and email & internet access
  • The commitment to attend all course dates, as it is specifically participatory. It is not available on-line. 

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 2017-18 course, including accommodation & meals, is £2,550
  • With a £150 early bird discount – if the fee is paid in full by 30th June 2017
  • And a £55 discount if you attended an Open Day in 2017

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 19th June 2017

 

 

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