EPTA Local Series: "Piano teaching then and now: traditional and modern approaches" with Graham Fitch (in person)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 18:30 to 20:30
Summary Description

Graham Fitch will talk about the legacy of tradition from his own background as a piano student and how this shaped his subsequent teaching. Having been exposed to modern ideas about the mechanics of piano playing and the psychological aspects of piano teaching, Graham will share how his teaching has evolved and where he has challenged long-held old-school beliefs about the technical training of pianists. The talk will cover these CPD topics:

  • Motivating young students
  • Foundations of a solid technique
  • Developing musical intelligence
  • Nurturing a love of music

Graham Fitch maintains an international reputation as a pianist, teacher, workshop leader and writer. Graham is a regular writer for Pianist Magazine, and has many video demonstrations on the magazine’s YouTube channel. Graham runs a very busy private practice in London, and counts among his long-term students Daniel Grimwood, James Baillieu, and Gemma Webster - with many others active in the profession. In addition to teaching talented youngsters, tertiary level piano students and working with piano teachers, Graham is very interested in helping amateur pianists develop their playing. Graham is a principal tutor on The Piano Teachers’ Course UK, and is also a tutor at the Summer School for Pianists at Stowe, and gives sell-out weekend courses at Jackdaws and Finchcocks throughout the year, as well as an annual course in Blonay, Switzerland. Graham has published an ebook series based on his popular blog, www.practisingthepiano.com, and curates a considerable library of written and video content by himself and other contributors on his website, the Online Academy.(https://practisingthepiano.com/)

6:30–7pm Welcome and drinks
7–8pm Presentation by Graham Fitch
8–8:30pm Q&A
With complimentary drinks and nibbles.

Capacity is limited. Please register in advance to avoid disappointment.

This event is organised by the European Piano Teachers Association UK and in association with Coach House Pianos (https://www.coachhousepianos.co.uk/).

Graham Fitch