PTC Associates

The PTC has strong association with the organisations below, and enjoys the continual development of links with other relevant organisations

ABRSM – The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

At the request of ABRSM, The PTC piloted and now delivers the ABRSM CME to interested PTC students. As part of this, The PTC is re-validated by the ABRSM every three years.

The PTC also offers a course of coaching towards the Teaching DipABRSM, and is in dialogue with the ABRSM as new diplomas are developed.

The PTC Tutors promote all ABRSM Grade exams (classical and jazz) and diplomas.

Click here to view the ABRSM website

EPTA UK – The European Piano Teachers’ Association UK

The PTC UK is a Corporate Member of EPTA UK, and continues to enjoy a strong connection – having begun as the EPTA Pedagogy Course in the 1990s, becoming the PPTC 11 years ago, when it started residential weekends at Purcell – and finally in its current guise as The PTC UK. 

Prospective PTC students can apply to EPTA UK for limited funding to support their study.  Application forms are available from Carole Booth, The Administrator EPTA UK at: EPTA ADMIN

Click here to view the EPTA UK website for all events and membership information

ISM – The Incorporated Society of Musicians

The PTC is a Corporate Member of the ISM and enjoys the strong connections that this brings.

PTC students are introduced to the ISM for the insurance, legal protection, professional development and networking opportunities it provides.

Currently The ISM is offering a very attractive membership discount for PTC Alumni.

Click here to view the ISM website


At the invitation of Leeds College of Music, PTC Tutors provide an annual weekend of professional development workshops every spring.

Click here to view the LEEDS website


The PTC is a registered Trinity exam centre and several of the PTC Tutors work closely with Trinity to provide material – videos and supporting documents  – to help teachers teach towards the Trinity grade exams.

PTC Tutors promote all Trinity Grade exams (classical, pop and rock) and diplomas.

Click here to view the TRINITY website

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