Lectures and Workshops

– with optional Teachers’ Forums & individual Piano Lessons


A brand new initiative available to PTC Alumni and all interested pianists, piano teachers & students. There is no minimum requirement for these sessions…

A series of seven days of CPD Lectures, Workshops and Teachers’ Forums discussing issues and sharing expertise. 

There will be two lecture workshop sessions each day, with a Discussion Forum facilitated by a PTC Tutor during a long lunch break. 

Alternatively, instead of attending a Teachers’ Forum, you can book a private consultation and/or lesson with an available tutor.

OR – book a postural assessment and deep tissue massage with Jennie, our BAPAM registered practitioner. Either after lunch or at the same time as a workshop session. NB: This is not available in May.

Below are listed the two main sessions for each day.

To view the full programme, please click and download:  2018-19 CPD Workshop Programme

October 2018

Saturday 27th

  • Effective and Unconventional Strategies for Teaching Pieces with Ilga Pitkevica
  • Dalcroze for Piano Teaching with Alex Davidson

Sunday 28th

  • Principles of Piano Technique with Graham Fitch
  • Injury Prevention, Posture and Safeguarding for Piano Players with Sarah Upjohn and Jennie Parke Matheson

February 2019

Sunday 24th

  • How to introduce Style and Texture in the early stages with Ilga Pitkevica
  • All about Sight Reading with Sally Cathcart

April 2019

Friday 5th

  • Post Grade 8 Performance Practice with Masa Tayama and Beate Toyka
  • Post Grade 8 Performance Practice continued with Graham Fitch and Ilga Pitkevica

Saturday 6th

  • The Practice Tools with Graham Fitch
  • Teaching your Piano Pupils in Groups with Jenny Macmillan

Sunday 7th

  • Musicianship for Piano Teachers with Kodály with Sally Cathcart
  • How to run a piano teaching business employing piano teachers, with advantages for both teachers and pupils with Cate Cossey

May 2019

Sunday 26th

  • Tuning in with intuition, imagination and a multisensory approach – to inspire and refresh your music teaching and performing with Lucinda Mackworth-Young
  • Social Media for teaching and marketing  with Sally Cathcart and Jennie Parke Matheson

Workshop Fees

Per day, inclusive of full catering

  • For PTC Alumni – £100 per day
  • For non PTC Alumni – £120 per day
  • For students – £75 per day
  • Special Offer – book all 7 days for £600 (£400 for students)


  • If you wish to book a private session with a PTC Tutor the additional fee is £75 per hour – or £50 for 45 minutes
  • If you wish to book a massage session the additional fee is also £75 per hour – or £50 for 45 minutes. There will be a short consultation prior to the massage. At no extra cost.

Accommodation can be provided at Purcell, if required, in October, February and April.

To make your booking, please complete the Form below

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Which Days do you wish to attend?

Saturday 27th October
Sunday 28th October
Sunday 24th February
Friday 5th April
Saturday 6th April
Sunday 7th April
Sunday 26th May

Are you interested in a private lesson during your workshop day/s?


Are you interested in a deep tissue massage during your workshop day/s?


Do you need Accommodation? If so, which date/s?
We can offer accommodation in October, February and April

Do you have any Dietary Requirements?

Do you have any Medical Conditions (e.g. allergies, epilepsy, asthma, physical disabilities,
mental health issues and on-going medication) which may affect you during the day?


Now you have successfully booked, payment details are included in your confirmation email. 





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