EPTA member Penelope Roskell (Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Trinity Laban) has launched a new online course for piano teachers on 'Teaching healthy, expressive, piano technique'.
Following on from Penelope’s award-winning book The Complete Pianist, this course gives both new and experienced piano teachers an in-depth understanding of how to teach all aspects of piano technique to students ranging from beginner through to advanced levels. The videos (around nine hours in total) are based on a healthy, musically-focussed approach to technique with ideas and concepts supported by the latest research in the biomechanics of piano playing and current pedagogical thinking. The course has already been incorporated into the new pedagogy course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Penelope is also giving an introductory, interactive workshop on 13 March at 4pm in which she will show teachers how to apply healthy principles to teaching students of all levels. EPTA members are being offered this webinar for free: just click here
For more information and a sample video: https://peneloperoskell.co.uk/roskell-academy/courses/ Individual EPTA members can access the full course with 20% reduction and further group reductions are also available for piano groups and music schools. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Some initial feedback from teachers:
"What an amazing course! I have 4 degrees in piano and music theory and I’ve been successfully teaching for 18 years. Midway through the second part of the course and I have learnt SO MUCH. Starting to put into practice tomorrow." -V.M. (USA)
"It's impossible to find content on piano technique of such high calibre online. Until now." -A.F. (Canada)
Penelope Roskell is a Professor of Piano and Pedagogy at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. She is a long-standing EPTA member, was Director of the EPTA UK Piano Pedagogy course and has spoken at many EPTA conferences. She is the UK’s foremost specialist in playing-related injuries.