Philosophy & Activities
The EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) was established in 1978 by the pianist and pedagogue Carola Grindea. Currently, more than forty countries are part of the network of national EPTA associations numbering thousands of teachers, students and piano lovers.
What are the objectives of the EPTA ?
In addition to all the activities and publishing that it manages, the EPTA is a meeting point for teachers and a means for sharing experiences and improving piano teaching standards.
Learning and teaching piano sometimes turns out to be a somewhat solitary experience. For this reason the EPTA looks to bring together all those who share into the same passion: Piano
The EPTA can offer support at all levels both to teachers and to students: Pedagogical training and piano, possibilities in student promotion and in sharing and spreading work, including the possibility to be included in a database of EPTA teachers, etc.
What will be the activities of EPTA-France?
- To organise and promote conferences, recitals, masterclasses and other piano-related musical activities.
- To promote seminars, discussion groups and other means for the exchange of ideas and experiences related to the piano and piano teaching
- To publish reports, studies, articles and proceedings of the association's activities. EPTA-France will promote the scientific study of the piano and its teaching, in addition to piano literature, and the composition and publishing of piano music.
- To support the activities of associations sharing the same objectives in France and promote collaboration with them.
- Encourage interaction between professionals of other countries through the various EPTA chapters across the world.