Category Archives: Piano playing

Stories from our Alumni

Every now and then, we receive a wonderful story from one of our alumni which reiterates the worth of the work we do. In this month’s blog, we wanted to share with you a couple of the inspirational stories that we’ve received from some of our piano teacher after they’ve graduated from The Piano Teachers’ […]

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‘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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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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  • PTC 2020-21

    Dates released! Enrolment now open for PTC 2020-21, with 10% off course fees.

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  • Taster Days 2019-20

    2019-20 Taster Day dates are now available!
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  • The Teaching LRSM

    Brand new this year: a course now available for preparation towards your Teaching LRSM.

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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.

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