PTC Affiliates

The PTC has strong links 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.

Commencing in September 2018, The PTC is offering a course of coaching towards the Teaching DipABRSM, and is in dialogue with the ABRSM as new diplomas are developed.

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. In 2007 William Fong, Head of Keyboard at The Purcell School of Music, offered the school as the course venue which opened up many possibilities: residential weekends throughout the year, expertise from the Purcell School’s piano faculty and a fleet of Steinway and Fazioli pianos – as well as separate administration. These elements combined to mark the beginning of the PTC in its current form.

PTC students currently enjoy a year’s free membership of EPTA UK which includes a listing in the annual EPTA UK Handbook. Once students have achieved the Cert PTC they become eligible for Professional membership of EPTA UK with the option of being listed on the EPTA UK website in the Find a Teacher section. EPTA UK Membership runs annually from April to March.

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.

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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