Morley College Piano Pedagogy Course with The Piano Teachers’ Course UK Team

When and Where

25 Sep 2019 - 4 Dec 2019 (20 hours, 10 weeks)
Days and times
Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Graham Fitch
Course code

What you will learn

We are proud to welcome members of the PTC (Piano Teachers' Course) UK to teach our new Piano Pedagogy course. This course 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 musical network.The PTC is delivered by a dynamic team of experts, each specialists in their field, in classes, lectures and workshops exploring the very latest in piano teaching pedagogy.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • expand your knowledge of good practising habits
  • demonstrate skills for deep learning, memorisation and security in performance
  • deal with difficult situations piano teachers face
  • demonstrate skills on how to motivate your students
  • present yourself as a piano teacher is a professional way
  • overcome the particular challenges in teaching different compositional styles of writing

Class format and activities

This is a 10-week course and each workshop will focus on a different aspect of piano pedagogy. The course will be delivered by Graham Fitch (Course Leader), Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Sally Cathcart, Ilga Pitkevica, Masayuki Tayama and Beate Toyka.

Workshop 1: The Practice Tools
Workshop 2: How to Introduce Style and Texture in the Early Stages
Workshop 3: Practical Psychology 1: New Beginnings
Workshop 4: Beginners Need the Best Teachers
Workshop 5: Being Professional
Workshop 6: Baroque to Modern Style
Workshop 7: Working with Intermediate Pupils
Workshop 8: Demystifying pedalling
Workshop 9: Practical Psychology 2: Dealing with Difficulty
Workshop 10: Developing Skills for Deep Learning, Memorisation and Security in Performance

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

You should have at least a Grade 8 qualification in piano and teach piano either privately or in an institution (school, college, etc.). You should also have some basic computer skills.

What you need to know before you enrol

You should devote some time outside classroom for the course assignments.

What you will need for your class

All material will be provided by the tutors.

What you can do next

Morley offers advanced piano classes, with regular performance opportunities. You may be interested in joining the Piano Masterclass with Graham Fitch as an active player or observer. You may also be interested in joining the 'Advanced Chamber Music & Piano Accompaniment' course.