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. In 2019 Karen Marshall and Mark Tanner offered a unique and very special timetable exclusive to the summer school.

In 2020 we welcome Melanie Spanswick to deliver the course. Melanie is a hugely gifted teacher, pianist, writer and composer.

Melanie hosts the Classical Piano and Music Education Blog; she writes about practising the piano, piano music and all aspects of music education.

In demand as a writer, teacher and composer, Melanie frequently directs piano courses and workshops worldwide, adjudicates and judges piano competitions and festivals, and has written, amongst many other publications, a popular piano course called Play it again: PIANO, which is published by Schott Music.

Melanie will design a course structure that will offer a full timetable for participants.

Other speakers and presenters will include some of the most influential musicians and teachers around – all offering a very personal approach to the event.

The full course content will be announced very soon!

NB This course is only available on CIPSS Part Two

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