Author Archives: Rhiana Henderson

‘Back to School’

With schools going back and teaching beginning again in full force, we’re excitedly preparing for the first day with our new 2019-20 students at the end of September. Find out what we have asked them to prepare before embarking on the PTC! I’m so looking forward to going back to the PTC. It’s like Musical […]

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CPD – How Jeni made the most of her PTC

Although the piano has always been a huge part of my life, I can’t say I ever added ‘piano teacher’ to my list of long-term career options when I was at school…

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Making the most of your CPD

We posted previously about the importance of continuing development for teachers, and why learning is vital at all stages of life. Read that post here. This week, we are focusing on CPD in general, and how to make the most of yours. There are many courses, workshops, conferences and other events available of varying lengths […]

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Summer Practice Challenge

We’re excited to announce this week’s post is by guest blogger Alexa Madison, owner of Piano Language and piano teacher in Arizona, USA. She shares her insights and tactics for encouraging and motivating students to practise over the summer months. ‘A problem that many teachers face during the summer is that students take breaks and […]

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A Recipe for Performance

When performing, imagine you are the host entertaining your guests, wanting them to enjoy themselves, and delivering delicious food (music)…

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All about… Student Concerts

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Why have student concerts, and why is it important for our pupils to perform?

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What do you say inside your head to yourself as you perform?

In the season of student concerts, this blog post from Lucinda Mackworth-Young (25/03/2018) is particularly relevant to many teachers and students at the moment. ‘What do you say inside your head to yourself as you perform? Anything at all? I’m hoping the answer is: “Nothing”. I’m hoping that you don’t talk to yourself, but concentrate […]

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Why should teachers continue to learn?

Why is continuing education important for piano teachers, and how can we justify it in our busy lives?

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The Piano Teachers’ Course Launches ‘PTC Online’

Piano Teaching Professional Development

PTC Online is a brand new initiative from The Piano Teachers’ Course UK, bringing you easy-to-follow video tutorials and exclusive downloadable content…

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An apposite endorsement…

This is a ringing endorsement from a member of the PTC Class of 2013-14.  “Three months after the end of the course I’m so glad that I did it, and although last year I wasn’t sure whether to apply, it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Before the course, I was teaching […]

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  • PTC 2019-20

    Places still available for the Cert PTC and Teaching DipABRSM beginning September 2019!

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  • Taster Days 2019-20

    2019-20 Taster Day dates are now available!
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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

  • PTC UK is now a Registered Trinity Exam Centre…

    …and is currently developing a programme for PTC ALUMNI to train toward, and take, Trinity’s ATCL & LTCL exams as part of their CPD.

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