Established in 1978 by Carola Grindea, EPTA has grown in to an International family of pianists and piano teachers in 42 countries.

An introduction to EPTA by Murray McLachman, Chair of the organisation

Membership benefits

EPTA UK offers membership benefits that include public liability insurance, legal helpline, professional support, competitions, bursaries, events, publications and much more.


Piano Teachers' Course

The Piano Teachers’ Course EPTA UK is the UK's leading professional development course solely for piano teachers.

The only course of its kind in the UK, it continues to equip piano teachers with the full range of professional skills they need for a successful career, together with the opportunity to connect with an inspiring and informative network of pianists.

It is a part-time course, designed to suit those with other commitments, lasting one academic year from October through to June. The 2015-16 course will consist of two long residential weekends, four further Sundays and independent study spread throughout the year.

The course takes place at the Purcell School, The Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts, WD23 2TS.

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EPTA Annual Conference

The 2015 conference takes place from July 30 - August 1 in Warwick. Click here for further information.


The Foundations of Technique

A new collaboration with Faber Music has resulted in the first of a series of books on piano technique by Murray McLachlan – the Foundations of Technique.

Piano Professional

EPTA UK publishes Piano Professional, a termly magazine. The magazine is free for EPTA UK members.

For subscription and advertising information please click here.

Find a teacher

EPTA offers a searchable database of teachers on its website here.



Full membership - Professional: for members, active in the piano teaching profession, who hold a qualification which includes piano performance of a level equivalent to Grade 8 or above and who can provide evidence of training as a piano teacher or of relevant teaching experience.                           

Full membership - Associate: for members without qualifications as outlined above, regarding both pianistic and teaching skills. Teachers for whom piano is not their primary instrument, but wish to further their pianistic and teaching skills may also apply for Associate membership.

Affiliate, Corporate and Student memberships are also available. Please click here for further information including details of benefits.


The annual membership rates are:

Full: £65
Joint: £85
Affiliate: £25
Student: £10
Emeritus: £15


Contact information

Facebook: /EptaUk
Twitter: @eptauk
Tel: 08456 581054

Admin office

10 4 Pen-y-Garn Terrace
Mid Glamorgan CF34 9AU
United Kingdom


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