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Student Testimonials
Comments from our students

I am absolutely loving the Piano Teachers’ Course!  It is jam-packed full of amazing experiences, resources and very inspiring lectures.  The highly-skilled tutors are passionate about the piano and piano-playing, and they share their knowledge with us willingly, and  enthusiastically.  I have learnt so much on this course and it has already impacted and changed the way I teach.  I am in awe of all of the tutors when they share their  ‘Musical Moments’ with us; these are so engaging and they leave me feeling inspired.  Some of my most memorable experiences are from the residential weekend - playing duets and trios with other students and sharing a love of music with lovely, like-minded people.  I can’t wait until the next weekend!  At the most recent online study day, I was particularly inspired by the content of the Rock and Pop lecture; I will certainly be implementing this, and indeed many other ideas, into my teaching in the future!

I loved the Improve Your Sight-Reading session with Ilga - there were so many great ideas for making teaching sight-reading more accessible to newer students and also to improve my own sight-reading. I particularly liked trying out the pattern of playing bar one hands together, bar two skipped, bar three right hand only and bar four left hand only. I'll be introducing that style of gamifying sight-reading to my students this week, as another creative tool for my teaching toolkit


"As always I find the Cert PTC so full and informative. Personally there are times when I feel I am pushing my boundaries in the learning process but it is all absolutely excellent. I find that with each challenge comes the support and encouragement from everyone, tutors and fellow students alike to make it to the next deadline.


So thank you again, I am so glad to have stumbled across this course those months ago. And what's more an excellent agent to see us through the lockdown."

2020-21 PTC Students remotely  perform Handel's Hallelujah Chorus for 8 hands

“I highly recommend the course for anyone who teaches the piano, however long they’ve been teaching, as the content is brilliant for learning how to teach today’s students – much better than the dry and dusty way the piano used to be taught!”


“The PTC has given me the confidence to perform again after 15 years!”

"The friendliness and mutual support of the other students was astonishing: I had thought I was the only one with insecurities, and worried about fitting in. So it was good to realise that we all had insecurities - whatever our level (some had Diplomas and others had done Grade 8 20 years ago!), and we all provided each other with the support we needed."

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"It transformed my teaching and my performing, inspired me to continue with professional development and was hugely confidence boosting."

"[The PTC Teaching Diploma Course] has given me more confidence in teaching intermediate and advanced repertoire, as well as clear guidance on teaching technique at this level, so that I now feel excited, rather than worried, about teaching at this level."

"The tutors are all unfailing in their encouragement and there’s an utterly supportive atmosphere. All of them are approachable, accepting each of us at our own level (there is a very wide range of ability) and helping us move ahead, deciding on our own teaching and performing goals and helping us develop and grow."

The PTC UK is specifically for pianists and piano teachers who wish to enhance their professional teaching skills, come together for inspiration and become part of a motivated, supportive and co-creative musical network. It is also the ideal pathway to boosting your new career as a piano teacher, equipping you with the skills and confidence to start growing your teaching practice immediately.


Hallelujah Chorus

When Ceri enrolled on the PTC she already had several years of piano teaching experience and over twenty students.  Doing the PTC course was a huge boost to her confidence and enabled her to begin working as a peripatetic teacher in schools.   

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