Piano Teaching for the 21st Century Short Course

In conjunction with EPTA, Lucinda Mackworth-Young and myself are presenting a short course at the Leeds College of Music at the end of March. There are still a few place left!

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday 28 March 2015
End Date: Sunday 29 March 2015
Time 10:00 AM
Venue: Leeds College of Music
Duration 28-29 March 2015 (Saturday & Sunday). 10am – 5pm
Tutor Lucinda Mackworth-Young & Graham Fitch
Fee £155.00
Age 18+


An engaging and enjoyable two day course run in collaboration with the European Piano Teachers Association for all piano teachers and students who want to develop and refresh their piano teaching skills.

Dive in and be refreshed and inspired with practical expertise, psychology and tips for music teaching, learning and performing. This course will provide easy to grasp ideas for all piano teachers as well as the opportunity to perform, and explore general and individual issues and difficulties. Much of the material has been taken from the highly regarded and accredited Piano Teachers’ Course EPTA UK.

Interactive workshops will include:

• Making Music Magic
• Practical Psychology for Teaching and Learning
• Effective Practising
• Style and Interpretation
• Principles of Memorisation
• Developing a Healthy Technique
• Playing by ear and Improvising, in simple steps

Lucinda Mackworth-Young is internationally recognised as a leading pioneer, lecturer, writer and consultant in psychology for musicians who makes psychology practical, relevant and accessible for music teaching, learning and performing.

Having lectured on the Piano Teachers’ Course EPTA for many years, she was appointed Director in 2008. She has also contributed significantly to the professional development courses run by the ABRSM and the ISM, and she lectures frequently for In Service Teacher Training and at music colleges and academies.

Her highly successful and easy-to-read book Tuning In was published in 2001, and she is currently producing a simple, step-by-step book on playing by ear and improvising so that piano players are always able to play something whether or not they have their books! As a performer she specialises in private parties and fund raising events providing Classic fm style programmes, with plenty of informative chat, long before the radio station existed.

Graham Fitch maintains an international reputation as a pianist, teacher, adjudicator and writer. Recent activities include a concert tour of Singapore and Australia with Bach’s Goldberg Variations, with masterclasses at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Griffith University in Brisbane, and Melbourne’s Team of Pianists. Graham is a regular writer for Pianist Magazine, and has several video demonstrations on the magazine’s YouTube channel. He has recently published an ebook based on his popular blog, www.practisingthepiano.com. Graham teaches privately in London, and counts among his long-term students Daniel Grimwood and James Baillieu, with many others active in the profession. In addition to teaching talented youngsters and tertiary level piano students, Graham is very interested in working with amateur pianists. Graham is a principal tutor on The Piano Teachers’ Course (EPTA) UK, and is also a tutor at the Summer School for Pianists at Walsall, and gives weekend courses at Jackdaws. Graham also gives regular workshops and classes for piano meet-up groups across the UK. Have a read of Graham’s blog, www.practisingthepiano.com.



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