EPTA UK Continual Professional Development (CPD) Webinars 2022/23

Date and Time
Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 15:00 to Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 15:00

Autumn Term 2022/23

Sunday 11 September, 3pm

Question Time (with panel)

Sunday 25 September, 3pm

Talia Girton: Running a Studio/Music Management

Sunday 9 October, 3pm

Melanie Spanswick: The Flexible Piano Technique

A presentation focusing on developing firmer fingers alongside a rich sonority, coupled with a relaxed upper torso.

Sunday 23 October, 3pm

Nancy Litten: Musicianship for Pianists

Sunday 6 November, 3pm

​Pamela Wedgwood (Faber): The Rusty Pianist

Pam introduces her upcoming publication Playable Pieces, the second in her latest piano series, The Rusty Pianist - an invaluable resource for teachers of returning players. This webinar will provide unique insights and musical demos from Pam herself.

Pam takes us through both books which aim to aid both returning pianists and adult learners from approximately Grade 3 to Grade 5 standard. The first book features ‘Rusty Reminders’ that serve as helpful teaching points, whilst offering expert advice on an array of original pieces and arrangements of well-known folk and classical pieces. These include Scarborough Fair, Chopin’s ‘Raindrop’ prelude, Beethoven’s Pathetique and many more. In this webinar, Pam gives you exclusive live demonstrations of a selection of pieces with advice on how to make the most of the books during lessons. The series encompasses a range of musical styles – from Latin and Romantic to Ballads and Blues - helping players and teachers to develop your repertoire further.

“Making the decision to regain your love for the piano will establish an enjoyable skill to use for the rest of your life. Think of it as a little piece of personal well-being and calm in this challenging world. That can’t be bad!” –Pam Wedgwood

Sunday 20 November, 3pm

Chris Stanbury (Casio): Teaching and Technology

Sunday 12 December, 3pm

Open Forum

About the Series

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.