Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 14:00 to Friday, August 16, 2019 - 13:00
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The very first EPTA summer school will run alongside the hugely successful ESTA summer school at University of Chichester. In addition to a full programme of illuminating and in depth sessions delivered by Rowan Cozens and Anthony Williams the course will offer yoga, evening recitals and other events with ESTA members.

This fabulous summer school is a one-stop-shop for revitalising, refreshing and reenergising your teaching, whether you are new to the profession or an experienced teacher looking for inspiring CPD. It is perfect for those aspiring to teach the piano in the near future, those preparing for a diploma from ABRSM or EPTA or for those who simply wish to share and explore new ideas amidst the friendship and camaraderie of fellow musicians and teachers.

Sunday 11th  -  Friday 16th August 2019

University of Chichester, Chichester PO19 6PE

With principal tutors Rowan Cozens and Anthony Williams

Day One:     Introduction and a Philosophy of Teaching

Day Two:     First Lessons, Curriculum Planning, Technique in Context

Day Three:  Morning Diploma Sessions (CertEPTA, DipABRSM & LRSM), Principles of Good Technique and Trade Fair

Day Four:    Principles of Good Technique cont.

Day Five:     The Pianist as Interpreter & Interpreting Repertoire Across the Periods

Day Six:       The Art and Skill of Performing and the Professional Piano Teacher



Anthony Williams

Concert pianist, writer, lecturer, ABRSM examiner and moderator and festival adjudicator, Anthony Williams was born in Essex and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly and at Reading University with Jonathan Dunsby.

Following international competition success Anthony embarked on a career as a concert pianist whilst also establishing an international reputation as a piano


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. 


Murray McLachlan

“Murray McLachlan is a pianist with a virtuoso technique and a sure sense of line. His timing and phrasing are impeccable, and his tone-full but unforced in the powerful passages, gentle and restrained in the more lyrical- is a perpetual delight” (BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE)

Paul Harris

After studies at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London, Paul Harris has now established an international reputation as one of the UK's leading educationalists.
He studied the clarinet with Professor John Davies, winning the August Manns Prize for outstanding performance, composition with Timothy Baxter and conducting with Maurice Miles. He then went on to study music education at the University of London where he was a pupil of Professor Keith Swanwick.


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.