Piano Teaching for the 21st Century…

...with Lucinda Mackworth-Young and Masayuki Tayama

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st March – 10am to 5pm


Come and gain new insights into your piano teaching and playing. This inspiring and illuminating weekend course gives piano teachers, whatever their background, a chance to refresh their skills, and to absorb some of the latest ideas from The PTC UK.


There will be opportunities to explore general and individual piano teaching and playing issues through active participation, sharing with colleagues and – the tutors’ special multi-sensory magic. 



What you will learn…

  • A deeper understanding of your pupils and how they learn
  • How to engage them in meaningful musical experiences through a multi-sensory approach
  • How to help them develop technical facility and interpretative skills in a range of styles, from baroque to contemporary.
  • How to plan long and short term goals for progress, with a particular focus on the intermediate pupil
  • Simple, step-by-step ways, to teach playing by ear and improvising – inspired by pupils’ pieces
  • How to prepare for stress-free, secure and musical performances 
  • How to deal with many professional difficulties -including those with parents

SATURDAY sessions

Musical Moment

Practical Psychology for understanding Teachers, pupils and parents

From Baroque to Modern – Stylistic considerations, technique and practice

(Part 1: Baroque, Classical)

Making music Magic with a Multisensory approach

From Baroque to Modern – Stylistic considerations, technique and practice

(Part 2: Romantic, Impressionism, Jazz, Contemporary)


SUNDAY sessions

Sing, then Play

Working with Intermediate Pupils – Teaching with a fresh perspective?

How to teach simple, step-by-step playing by ear and improvising using pupils’ pieces for inspiration

Safe Circle Performance opportunity

Final forum – further performance opportunities, questions and discussion arising from the weekend.


To book, please visit: Piano Teaching for the 21st Century

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