Course - Piano Teachers' course

In 2018 an exciting new course for piano teachers was established. Over 35 teachers enrolled on the course from all over the world. The varied programme proved thought-provoking and inspirational. The course is now firmly established as an integral part of the summer school.

We are delighted to welcome Andrew Eales to lead the course this year and he has put together a sensational programme  with outstanding  presenters.

Pathways for Piano Teachers invites and equips course attendees to explore new directions. Andrew will encourage teachers to put the PLAY back into piano playing!

With an emphasis on practical, real-world solutions to common issues, the course will include sessions on teaching adults, working in schools, encouraging talented youngsters, understanding ADHD, adapting Kodály, Dalcroze, Alexander and Taubman Technique, incorporating improvisation in lessons, and teaching all our students how to practise more effectively. See the schedule for the course HERE

International Presenters:

Sondra Tammam and William Westney (USA)

Special Guest Presenters:

Ruth Aldred, James Crow, Emma Dixon, Louise Eales, Paul Harris, Murray McLachlan, Jason Rebello, Amy Wakefield Taylor.

It is possible to attend the course as a resident, non-resident, or as a day participant

Just to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the Piano Teachers course (I was on one week only – would have loved to have stayed for a second week but I couldn’t take another week!).

I got so much out of the classes particularly the Improvising, Technique, dancing and Kodaly, as these touched on things that are pertinent to me at the moment. It was wonderful to get the chance to play for the Minuet in Bethan’s dance class as she demonstrated the steps! Helen R