EPTA Annual Conference

Inspiring Professionals – Piano Teaching and Performing

Thursday 31st August – Saturday 2nd September 2017

at the
De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre
Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG8 1DH

Make new piano teaching friends, and catch up with old ones.

This year’s conference, devised by the leading and innovative Piano Teachers’ Course, EPTA UK, promises to be particularly inspiring:

Peter Donohoe, international pianist and EPTA UK patron will be treating us to a Concert and Conversation on the opening afternoon. And William Westney, of The Perfect Wrong Note is giving the Keynote Speech and workshop: Serious Fun the following morning.

Leading pedagogues from the United States, China and Europe, including past EPTA Pedagogy Director, Patricia Powell and Chinese specialist, Susan Chan, are coming to share their expertise in an exciting range of workshops selected for their relevance to today’s piano teaching and performing, and their opportunity for active participation.

There will also be surgery-discussions on current pedagogical issues -for example, how to inspire pupils’ imaginations, teach creatively towards the grades and develop technique for secure performances- to which you can bring your own questions, specific problems or relevant publications.

We are enormously grateful to Yamaha for sponsoring us to the tune of the latest grand piano in their SX series, plus providing a couple of their latest digital pianos –seriously useful teaching tools.

Whole-group discussion will provide an opportunity for us to consider our priorities as a profession, especially in the ever-changing light of new ideas and innovations from all corners of the globe, and we are planning to emerge with a clear and refreshed idea of how EPTA, our professional body, can best support and serve us into the future.  

For the full programme, please click here:  coming soon

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