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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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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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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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  • PTC 2019-20

    Dates for The PTC 2019-20 and the Teaching DipABRSM 2019-20 are now available…

  • Open Days 2019-20

    2019-20 Open Day dates coming soon…
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  • The Teaching DipABRSM

    Running alongside The PTC & sharing dates, full preparation for this qualification, including Grade 6 theory, is now available
    For more info go to: PTC CPD

  • Meet the PTC Team

    Meet Course Director Lucinda Mackworth-Young and her team of Principal Tutors and PTC personnel. Click here for their comprehensive biogs: The PTC Team

  • 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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