A Unique Forum for Piano Teachers

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Event News | 0 comments

It will begin with a viewing of the film Madame Sousatzka (1988), which is based on the life and work of the formidable, but little-known teacher Maria Levinskaya. The aim is twofold: firstly, to open up issues which are rarely addressed, and yet are familiar to most piano teachers, such as: the private emotions and health issues, which may arise during teaching, and which must necessarily be contained; and the difficulties which can often arise, due to the mind/body dualism, which still pervades performance and its teaching thereof; secondly, we aim to encourage discussions on these and other issues peculiar to the piano teacher, sensitively supported by a  distinguished interdisciplinary panel comprising: Prof John Sloboda, psychologist; Murray Mclachlan, concert pianist, educator and  chair of EPTA; Cristine MacKie, musicologist and author; an eminent osteopath, and muscular skeletal expert (to be announced shortly). The findings will provide the direction for future research.


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