About Us

EPTA - the European Piano Teachers Association, UK Ltd was founded in 1978 by Carola Grindea, who also founded a Europe-wide co-ordinating body, EPTA.

EPTA now has Associations in almost every European country, and an International Conference of all EPTA Associations is held in a different country each year.

Mission

To promote best practice and raise the standard of piano teaching.

Vision

To achieve excellence and professional fulfilment for piano teachers

We want EPTA UK to:

  • Promote equality and diversity
  • Drive focused excellence
  • Advance lifelong learning
  • Champion our role as a national and international piano teaching community

EPTA UK will:

  • Embrace innovation
  • Place creativity at the centre of learning and teaching
  • Establish a stable and transparent governance and management structure
  • Attract new, diverse membership
  • Promote lifelong learning through professional development
  • Advance our role within an international piano teaching community
  • Deliver a sustainable 5-year business plan

Our aims are to:

  • Support professional development and further qualifications
  • Share high quality teaching methodologies
  • Seek new partnerships that share EPTA aims
  • Break down barriers to music education

Our priorities for 2022 to 2025

A digital strategy – contributing to the future of piano teaching through new technology and digital learning and engagement.

Members – retaining and increasing membership recruitment, ensuring that we are reaching teachers from across the UK, redefining membership categories and targeting young teachers and student teachers for membership.

Communication – improving governance and communication from trustees.

Regions – strengthening and supporting the work in, and between, regions and reviewing the geographic boundaries of regions to ensure more significant numbers in the membership groups.

CPD – refocusing the Webinar programme.

Events, competition and performances – we will continue to run events, national competitions and performances.

Financial sustainability – controlling costs, growing grant and voluntary income, launching legacies income and improving and diversifying income streams (including trading).

Legals

EPTA UK LTD is Registered with Companies House, England, as a private company, limited by guarantee, no share capital, registration number 01945055. (1985)

EPTA UK LTD is also a Registered Charity, number 293698. (1986)

EPTA UK LTD complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.