Author Archives: Jennie Parke Matheson

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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ANDREI GAVRILOV Masterclass and Concert

  Andrei rarely performs in the UK, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to see one of the most experienced and individual pianists of our time sharing his musical ideas and words of wisdom. MASTERCLASS Sunday 9th March at Sheffield High School Hall 10 Rutland Park Sheffield S10 2PE Spectator tickets for this are now […]

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What Resources and Materials do Piano Teachers really need for today’s pupils?

1 week to go until Music Education Expo. Our TeachMeet session is on Saturday 8th @ 12.45 exploring: What Resources and Materials do Piano Teachers really need for today’s pupils! Facilitated by Lucinda and Sally. See you there…    

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PTC at Music Education Expo 2014

  We’re just a couple of weeks away from the 2014 Music Education Expo – held at The Barbican Exhibition Halls on Friday 7th & Saturday 8th February. PTC will be there on both days – we’re on stand S3.B.   On Saturday 8th at 12.45pm, Lucinda will be hosting another TeachMeet session     […]

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A Piano Curriculum for the future – by Sally Cathcart

For the last couple of years I have been working on developing a piano curriculum. Why – you might ask? Well, we all need a map to guide our teaching, something that tells us where we are heading and gives the details of the stages by which we are going to get there. A CURRICULUM […]

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The new Tutor line-up for PTC 2013-14

The core of any good course is the quality of the people who teach it. PTC has been blessed with a quartet of Principal Tutors for the past five years, who have – with insight, care and tenacity – forged the course into what it is now. Therefore it is with great sadness that we […]

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The PTC September newsletter

  Welcome back after the summer holidays. We hope you enjoyed the lovely sunny weather. We would like to thank everyone for the excellent feedback we’ve received about our new website, The videos appear to have been most useful, and the online application & payment has proven a simple and highly effective way to apply for […]

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Piano Duets with Cathy Riley and Graham Fitch – Wednesday 31st July

The Bosendorfer Concert Series Wednesday 31st July at 7pm -St Mary Magdalene Church, NW1 Tickets £6, concessions £3 Graham Fitch and Cathy Riley perform a programme of piano duets – by Faure, Poulenc, Schumann, Brahms and Debussy Cathy and Graham first met as students at the Royal College of Music, where they both studied with the pianist Peter Wallfisch. […]

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The new PTC Discussion Forum

Based on conversations with fellow piano teachers during recent workshops, seminars and exhibitions, it has become clear that people are looking for an open and active discussion group where thoughts can be aired. To that end we have created a discussion group on Facebook. To join, please click on: The Piano Teachers’ Course EPTA UK Discussion […]

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The new PTC website

PTC are delighted that their new website is now live. Lots of info about the upcoming 2013-14 course – which is available to book now – videos to watch and an on-line application form.          

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  • PTC 2018-19

    The dates are here – PTC 2018-19 – with an updated syllabus coming soon…

  • CPD workshops for PTC Alumni

    Running parallel with PTC 2018-19. More information coming soon…

  • Open Days 2018

    For full information about Open Days in 2018 click here: Open Days 2018

  • 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.

  • The Teaching DipABRSM

    The PTC written assignments are now accepted as a substitute for the entire Written Submisson required for the Teaching DipABRSM. This applies to all Cert PTC and PTC CME graduates from PTC 2013-14 onwards.

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