The Piano Teachers' Course UK

12 years of leading professional development for piano teachers worldwide

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PTC 2020-21 Lecture Recordings and Handouts

PTC Zoom Details for Course Days

Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 892 2381 9572
Passcode: 944534

 

Saturday 26th September 2020

10:00 - Welcome and Introductions

11:00 - Introduction to your Handbook and PTC Assignments

15:30 - The Lesson Observation Assignment

Thursday 22nd October 2020

13:30 - Sing, then Play with Sally Cathcart

13:45 - What and how do we teach? Why? Where have we come from? with Beate Toyka and Sally Cathcart

17:30 - First Written Assignment (Reflection on the First Weekend) with Beate Toyka

18:30 - Introducing Musical Moments with Masayuki Tayama

Friday 23rd October 2020

8:45 - Sing, then Play with Sally Cathcart

9:00 - Practical Psychology for Teaching and Learning - Part 1 with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

10:00 - Working with Beginners with Sally Cathcart

11:45 - Resources and how to use them with Sally Cathcart

14:00 - Musical Moment with Beate Toyka

14:15/16:00 - Playing by Ear and Improvising with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

14:15/16:00 - Developing Pianistic Skills and Practice with Ilga Pitkevica

Saturday 24th October 2020

8:45 - Sing, then Play with Sally Cathcart

9:00 - Practical Psychology for Teaching and Learning - Part 2 with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

10:00 - Resources and how to use them, cont. with Sally Cathcart

14:00 - CASIO Demonstration with Chris Stanbury

14:30 - Dalcroze for Piano Teaching with Andrew Davidson

16:30 - Preparing for the November Teaching Task

17:30 - Duets: Briefing on the etiquette of duet playing with Beate Toyka and Masayuki Tayama

Sunday 25th October 2020

8:45 - Sing, then Play with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

9:00 - Introducing the Teaching Assignment with Masayuki Tayama

NB - all assignment forms can also be found at the top of the page, under 'Module A Assignment Documents'

10:00 - Motivating Pupils with Beate Toyka

11:30 - Introducing the PTC Essay Assignment with Beate Toyka

13:30 - Musical Moment with Ilga Pikevica

13:45 - Using Patterns to Make Progress with Ilga Pitkevica

15:15 - Teaching the Older Beginner with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Sunday 22nd November 2020

9:30 - Sing, then Play with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

14:00 - Musical Moment with Beate Toyka

14:15 - Working with Intermediate Pupils with Masayuki Tayama

15:45 - Demystifying Pedalling with Beate Toyka

Sunday 24th January 2021

9:30 - Sing, then Play with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

9:45 - Promoting Positive Behaviour, and Dealing with Difficulty with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

11:30 - Safeguarding, and Dealing with Difficulty with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

13:45 - Musical Moment with Masayuki Tayama

 

14:00 - How to Reflect on and Evaluate your Teaching Videos with Ilga Pitkevica

Thursday 8th April 2021

9:45 - Sing, then Play with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

11:00 - The Classical Period with Masayuki Tayama

12:00 - Musical Moment with Ilga Pitkevica

14:00 - Working with Advanced Pupils with Ilga Pitkevica

15:00 - ABRSM Apps and Exam Syllabus Presentation with James Welburn

Friday 9th April 2021

9:45 - Sing, then Play with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

10:00 - Developing Advanced Technical Skills with Masayuki Tayama

12:00 - Musical Moment with Beate Toyka

 

14:00 - The Romantic Period with Graham Fitch

15:00 - The Benefits of Memorisation and How to Memorise with Graham Fitch

Saturday 10th April 2021

9:45 - Introducing the Module B Performance Assignment with Ilga Pitkevica

11:15 - Playing by Ear and Improvising with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

 

14:00 - Performing in a Safe Circle - Grade 1-3 Concert

15:00 - Dance for Musicians with Lucinda Mackworth-Young​

16:15 - The Impressionist Period with Ilga Pitkevica

Sunday 11th April 2021

9:45 - Overview of Teaching and Performing Diplomas with Beate Toyka

10:30 - Problem-Solving Practice with Katrina Fox

 

14:00 - The 20th Century and Contemporary Period with Ilga Pitkevica

15:00 - Jazz Musical Moment, and Introduction to Jazz with Pete Churchill

Sunday 20th June 2021

9:30 - Final Sing, then Play with Sally Cathcart and Lucinda Mackworth-Young

11:00 - Concert Briefing and Final Performance

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday 20th February 2021

9:30 - Sing, then Play with Sally Cathcart

9:45 - Using (Digital) Exams Wisely with Beate Toyka

10:30 - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion with Sally Cathcart

12:00 - Rock and Pop with Sarah Salway

14:00 - London College of Music Syllabus Presentation with Ivor Flint

14:45 - Trinity College London Syllabus Presentation with Jean McCreery

16:00 - Running a Teaching Practice with Kate Cossey

19:30 - Duets and Trios Concert

Saturday 21st February 2021

8:45 - Sing, then Play with Sally Cathcart

9:00 - Practical Psychology for Performing with Lucinda Mackworth-Young

10:00 - Introducing the Grade 1-3 Performance Assignment with Ilga Pitkevica

11:30 - Intermediate Technique with Masayuki Tayama

14:00 - Baroque Musical Moment with Graham Fitch

14:15 - Introducing Baroque Style with Graham Fitch

 
 

Sunday 30th May 2021

9:30 - Pre-Performance Warm-Ups with Masayuki Tayama and Beate Toyka