Penelope RoskellPiano Teacher Course and Piano
Penelope Roskell is an international concert pianist and Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her award-winning book The Complete Pianist: from healthy technique to natural artistry is the culmination of a lifetime’s experience of performing, teaching and research and was described as ‘an encyclopedic masterpiece of pianistic wisdom’ by Piano Magazine, USA.
Penelope is the UK’s foremost specialist in playing-related injuries. As piano consultant to the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, she runs a multi-disciplinary pianists’ clinic with hand surgeon Mr Mark Phillips. She has given presentations at numerous conferences including MTNA, NCKP, FSMTA and PAMA in the US, and her series ‘Pillars of Technique’ is featured on Tonebase. Penelope was formerly Director of the Musician’s Clinic, the ISSTIP Music Medicine course, and of the Piano Pedagogy Course for the European Piano Teachers Association.
Her new pre-recorded online course on ‘Teaching healthy, expressive piano technique’ is available to individual teachers as well as to institutions worldwide and currently forms the basis of the new Trinity Laban Piano Pedagogy course.
Other publications include a DVD on “Yoga for Musicians” and a book “The Art of Piano Fingering”. Her five graded technique books for beginners and intermediate pianists will be published in spring 2023 by Peters Edition.
As performer, Penelope has performed as soloist in over thirty countries in Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia, and the Middle and Far East. She won first prize in the British Contemporary Piano Competition and has made numerous broadcasts on BBC radio, WFMT Radio in Chicago and on British, Polish and Greek television.