The 19th 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) and then sit back with a cup (or glass) of something and enjoy. 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar: Sunday 23 May, 3pm
Little Stories (published by Euterpe) is a collection of piano pieces for children build on pedagogic foundation of piano method First Class Piano but are equally suited to elementary players who have used any previous approach. Agnieszka Lasko gives an insight into this method and also includes ideas to maintain pupils’ interest and curiosity based on original compositions from Little Stories. This collection is designed to inspire a child’s imagination and improve creativity while providing a pedagogical repertoire to support the development of piano skills. Using pieces in which pupils can discover images, activities and the sounds of nature which are close to their experiences we can encourage them to seek out their own personal interpretation. Refreshingly, the inclusion of improvisational elements gives pupils the opportunity to be part of the creative process, which leads to greater motivation, and engagement in the learning process, which is crucial at this most important early stage of their piano education.
Webinar: Sunday 6 June, 3pm
Bernard King outlines the technical ideas of Marcel Ciampi who was one of the most important French piano teachers in the mid 20th century. Holding one of the longest tenures as professor at the Paris Conservatoire, he had an influence on many of the best French pianists and was noted for his technical method where he sought to integrate ideas from the Russian School of Anton Rubinstein into the French school of pianism.
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