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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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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 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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2013 – 2014 Course

The 2013-14 Course is now Open for Booking!!

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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…
    Click HERE for more info…

  • 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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