Teaching LRSM Diploma Course with the PTC

We’re very excited to announce that a brand new LRSM Teaching Diploma Course will be launching with the PTC in November 2019!

The course will run from November 2019 – November 2020, with the aim of taking the LRSM exam in December 2020.


Induction Day:                  Sunday 24th November 2019 (1pm-4pm including lunch)
Study Day:                        Sunday 26th January 2020
Residential Weekend:       Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd February (one night)
Residential Weekend:       Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th April (one night)
Study Day:                        Sunday 24th May
Study Day:                        Sunday 21st June
Study Day:                        Saturday 26th September
Residential Weekend:       Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th October (one night)
Performance Day:             Sunday 22nd November

If you are unable to make the first induction day, please let us know and we will make alternative arrangements.

You will receive tuition from expert tutors Sally Cathcart, PTC tutor and co-founder of The Curious Piano Teachers, and Julie Costley-White, an experienced Teaching DipABRSM and LRSM examiner.

The Teaching LRSM is focused around teaching ABRSM Grade 8 pieces, and you are required to prepare 3 pieces from the current Grade 8 syllabus to play and discuss in the exam. The Quick Study is also Grade 8-level pieces.


  • Teaching DipABRSM
  • ABRSM Grade 8 Theory / Practical Musicianship

OR a permitted substitution (see the ABRSM Teaching Diploma Syllabus)

Please note, that in order to take your Teaching LRSM exam in December 2020, you are required to have your pre-requisites by June 2020. This means, for example, if you will be working towards Grade 8 Theory, you need to sit the exam no later than March 2020.

Please get in touch with us for a recommended theory teacher.


Special price for 2019-20 only

£975 – inclusive of all accommodation, meals and tuition on the dates listed

Non-refundable deposit of £175 payable by November 1st 2019

Balance payable upfront (£800) by 17th January 2020 or in instalments:

  • 1st instalment due 17th January 2020 (£270)
  • 2nd instalment due 31st March 2020 (£270)
  • 3rd instalment due 31st May 2020 (£260)

Please note that the course fee does not include any additional tuition for working towards your pre-requisites, or the LRSM exam fee. You are responsible for entering yourself for the exam when you feel ready, and as advised by your tutors.

Sally and Julie will also be available for additional individual tuition outside of course dates.


If interested, please contact the Director, Lucinda Mackworth-Young (lucinda@lucinda-mackworth-young.co.uk) or the Administrator, Rhiana Henderson (rhiana@pianoteacherscourse.co.uk) for an application form and further details.

Deadline: November 22nd 2019

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