ABRSM EPTA Teacher Development Day Four ‘Towards a more personal approach’

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10:00 to 17:30
Summary Description

Full programme for the day

Day Four 2 June 2019 ‘Towards a more personal approach’, highlights include:

  • ABRSM presenter - John Holmes - Chief Examiner, ABRSM
  • Teaching Principles: Involving Analysis
  • The Art of Demonstration: Coordination and Syncopation
  • Foundations of Technique: Voicing and Counterpoint
  • Choosing appropriate repertoire: 18th century elegance.

Venue:  Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M1 3SB.

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Helen Krizos

As a performer Helen formed a Piano Duo with Peter Noke which established itself as one of the foremost ensembles in England.  They made regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, appeared on BBC and Australian television and performed throughout the UK, both as recitalists and with many of the leading orchestras including; Philharmonia, English chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and Concert orchestras. Their highly acclaimed recordings of Schubert and Dvorak on the Hyperion Label led to a direct invitation to perform in Prague at the famous ‘Hall of Artists’.

John Holmes

John Holmes - Chief Examiner, ABRSM 

John Holmes is Chief Examiner and a Director of ABRSM, the UK’s largest music education body.


Mark Tanner

Mark Tanner is a concert pianist, composer, B.I.F.F. adjudicator, teacher and writer. His performing and academic work takes him regularly to all five continents. Solo appearances include many recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre and St John’s Smith Square, as well as St George’s Bristol, where he performed in piano duo with Alan Schiller at the Mozart 250th Anniversary Celebrations. He appears regularly on luxury cruise liners, having given in excess of 300 recitals on all of the Cunard, P&O and Saga ships. 


Rowan Cozens

Rowan is a performing pianist and teacher. She is an advocate of good quality music education and enjoys working with beginners through to conservatoire entry students

Rowan studied piano with Jean Harvey and Viola with John White at the Royal Academy of Music. She achieved the GRSM hons degree, as well as teaching and performing diplomas on both instruments. She worked in France as an orchestral player and as an accompanist.