About Us

EPTA - the European Piano Teachers Association, UK Ltd was founded in 1978 by Carola Grindea, who also founded a Europe-wide co-ordinating body, EPTA.

EPTA now has Associations in almost every European country, and an International Conference of all EPTA Associations is held in a different country each year.


To promote best practice and raise the standard of piano teaching.


To achieve excellence and professional fulfilment for piano teachers

We want EPTA UK to:

  • Promote equality and diversity
  • Drive focused excellence
  • Advance lifelong learning
  • Champion our role as a national and international piano teaching community

EPTA UK will:

  • Embrace innovation
  • Place creativity at the centre of learning and teaching
  • Establish a stable and transparent governance and management structure
  • Attract new, diverse membership
  • Promote lifelong learning through professional development
  • Advance our role within an international piano teaching community
  • Deliver a sustainable 5-year business plan

Our aims are to:

  • Support professional development and further qualifications
  • Share high quality teaching methodologies
  • Seek new partnerships that share EPTA aims
  • Break down barriers to music education

Our priorities for 2022 to 2025

A digital strategy – contributing to the future of piano teaching through new technology and digital learning and engagement.

Members – retaining and increasing membership recruitment, ensuring that we are reaching teachers from across the UK, redefining membership categories and targeting young teachers and student teachers for membership.

Communication – improving governance and communication from trustees.

Regions – strengthening and supporting the work in, and between, regions and reviewing the geographic boundaries of regions to ensure more significant numbers in the membership groups.

CPD – refocusing the Webinar programme.

Events, competition and performances – we will continue to run events, national competitions and performances.

Financial sustainability – controlling costs, growing grant and voluntary income, launching legacies income and improving and diversifying income streams (including trading).


EPTA UK LTD is Registered with Companies House, England, as a private company, limited by guarantee, no share capital, registration number 01945055. (1985)

EPTA UK LTD is also a Registered Charity, number 293698. (1986)

EPTA UK LTD complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.