European Piano Teachers Association (UK) Ltd

European Piano Teachers Association (UK) Ltd

At a glance

Causes

  • Arts
  • Education

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

The European Piano Teachers Association was founded by Carola Grindea in 1978 for the purpose of promoting excellence in piano teaching and performance, and promoting contact within the European community between teaching pianists. Each country hosts its own unique charity for the promotion of music making in their home country. 

The aims of EPTA UK are to promote excellence in piano teaching and performance, to bring teachers and performers together and to raise standards within the profession.

Activities

EPTA’s mission is to raise the standard of piano teaching, piano performance and general musicianship in the UK by providing opportunities for pianists, piano teachers and other interested parties

  • to exchange ideas
  • to learn from others
  • to share the experience of high quality performances
  • to undertake research
  • to share information through meetings, seminars, courses, conferences and publications

EPTA aims to fulfil its mission by:

  • promoting conferences, concerts, lectures, seminars, workshops, masterclasses and other events
  • producing a professional magazine three times a year
  • mounting courses for established teachers and students
  • promoting research into piano playing and piano teaching
  • organising competitions for performers and for composers
  • offering bursaries and awards
  • expanding the regional network and supporting the work of Regional Organisers
  • encouraging the work of ‘EPTA Young Artists’
  • expanding the mentor system for teachers, and maintaining a Helpline
  • establishing a reference library of audio and video recordings, books and other printed materials relating to the keyboard.

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