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Online course launched for piano teachers and students based on ‘ The Complete Pianist’

The course is designed to give both new and experienced piano teachers an in-depth understanding of how to teach all aspects of piano technique to students at all levels from beginner to advanced.

Penelope Roskell, the author of The Complete Pianist, has created a new online course, Teaching Healthy Expressive Technique, based on her award-winning book.

The course is divided into six parts featuring a total of nine hours of video. Each aspect of technique is presented using a step-by-step approach, starting with simple, unique exercises devised by Penelope Roskell herself which are then developed into more complex ones.

The 31 videos are supplemented by detailed notes and numerous downloadable musical examples. Repertoire includes well known pieces from all levels plus several original pieces by Penelope Roskell designed to demonstrate specific concepts.

The course forms the basis of the Trinity Laban conservatoire’s pedagogy course and the ideas and concepts within are all supported by the latest research in the biomechanics of piano playing and current pedagogical thinking.

Students of the new course will be able to access feedback from Penelope Roskell and former students via follow-up Q&A sessions and the dedicated Roskell Academy support group on Facebook.

Penelope Roskell said, ‘A healthy piano technique not only avoids injury but also helps to achieve a more beautiful sound, greater artistic freedom and faster progress. This comprehensive course will help you to resolve common problems and instil a well-coordinated, confident approach to technique in your students, paving the way for a lifetime of fruitful, expressive and injury-free playing!’

More information

  • The course costs £125 and is available here.
  • Group reductions are available for staff and students at other music schools  (contact Ryan Morison at ryan@informance.biz).