April 2020 witnessed the first of what has immediately become an extremely popular EPTA UK event, almost an institution. Our two-weekly online webinars have attracted audiences of over 200 EPTA members, and we look forward to seeing more of you as the weeks go on.
These stimulating and informative sessions feature distinguished teachers and performers talking passionately about areas of teaching close to their heart. For those of you who haven't experienced them, they are almost always 3pm every other Sunday.
The subject matter varies hugely across the spectrum of teaching.
If you come away with just one new idea, or it opens up thoughts about your own research, then it will have been time well spent. The diary is filling up quickly, and a quick glance at the sessions already planned will show the diversity of exciting presentations on offer.
Don't miss out, register before the day (invitations will be sent to members the week before the webinar). As always, if you have a subject you would like addressed, have heard a presenter you think we would all love to hear, or even wish to present something yourself, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Sunday 5 December, 3pm
Cordelia Williams: On being a pianist in Kenya
Cordelia Williams talks about her experiences working with young aspiring pianists in Nairobi, and the challenges they face.
International concert pianist Cordelia Williams is an artist particularly interested in forming unusual collaborations and creating innovative projects. In this webinar she will introduce a film she made during 2021, supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Fund, about the lives and musical dreams of young pianists in Nairobi.
Sunday 19 December, 3pm
Anthony Williams: From Graphic Score to Notation
Pianist, educator and teacher and author of the Piano Teacher's Survival Guide Anthony Williams will discuss an alternative, creative way to introduce notation to young pianists.
Pick up almost any Piano Tutor and you are presented with pages describing what you need to know before you begin, and almost all of this is notation based. From fingering to staves, clefs and notes. You don't need to read and write to talk, so do we need to read music notation to play? Is this not a barrier to musical engagement and communication? So just how do we introduce notation without it being a hurdle to the creative and imaginative pianist who just wants to play.