EPTA UK Continual Professional Development (CPD) Webinars 2021/22

Date and Time
Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 15:00 to Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 15:00

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.

Webinar Schedule

2022 Spring Term

Sunday 9 January, 3pm

Angela Fogg: Look no Book

Angela is a piano and Kodály musicianship teacher. Her piano students have usually attended her Kodály musicianship classes for two to three years before beginning piano lessons. In Look, No Book she demonstrates how the Kodály approach to musicianship training enables pupils to begin their piano studies in a exploratory and creative way.

Sunday 23 January, 3pm

Aaron Shorr (EPTA UK Chair): Question Time with Aaron Shorr

The Chairman of EPTA UK and Head of Keyboard at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Aaron Shorr will give a brief outline of his plans for EPTA and take questions from members.

Sunday 6 February, 3pm

Colin Hazel: New Horizons for Piano

Recent scholarship has thrown much light on historical women pianist-composers. Then as now, many of the most celebrated pianists were women and, from the 19th century, they often held prominent conservatory professorships. From an era when playing to a professional standard also meant learning to improvise and compose, many of these exceptional pianists did compose, some prolifically, and their published work was at the cutting edge of piano composition and teaching. Examples include 114 etudes by Hélène de Montgeroult from her "Cours complet", the largest piano method of its era, which were well known in early to mid 19th century piano circles and etudes by Louise Farrenc which were studied throughout Europe. This talk will outline the legacy of a selection of historical women composers with a particular emphasis on the educational side of their compositional output and the application of their work to modern piano teaching.

Sunday 20 February, 3pm

Richard Crozier and Emyr Roberts: ESTA Post Graduate Certificate in Piano Teaching

Richard and Emyr discuss ESTA's master’s level, fully accredited qualification that is delivered online and via a summer school.

Sunday 6 March, 3pm

Alison and Greg Daubney: Performance Anxiety

Details to be announced.

Sunday 20 March, 3pm

Kat Perdikomati from the East London Piano School

Details to be announced.

Sunday 3 April, 3pm

Chris and Elza Rusher: The Dogs and Birds Piano Method Teaching Children from 3 Years Onwards

Details to be announced.