EPTA Finland will host
the 39th European Conference of EPTA Associations
at the Helsinki Conservatoire, 10th–13th August 2017  


The theme of the Conference is

Inspiration in Teaching, Learning and Playing     

Registration from 1st November 2016 until 10th June 2017


15th January 2017
Deadline for proposals

10th February 2017
Notification of acceptance

10th May 2017
Deadline for early bird discount

10th June 2017
Deadline for registration

Conference fees:
EPTA members 200€                                                                                                       
Early bird fee 185€ until 10th May 2017                                                                                                      
Others (non EPTA members) 240€

For more information click here or send an email.



The 38th International EPTA conference was held in Reykjavík,
22nd–25th September 2016. 

The conference was very well attended with over 160 participants.
EPTA Iceland would like to thank all those how took part, especially the many who gave a lecture or a recital at the conference and, by doing so, made it such a great event.

Iceland 2016


Inspired by Iceland – watch video here

Follow the link to the Conference programme.


It can aptly be said that EPTA represents

The voice of piano teachers everywhere.

Piano Teachers – join EPTA, so that we can speak with one voice!
European pianists and teachers, join your National EPTA and subscribe to the Piano Journal.

EPTA – European Piano Teachers Association

is the most prestigious Organisation with almost 40 National Associations in Europe.

EPTA’s aims are:

  • To work towards raising the standard of piano teaching and performance,
  • To establish close links with pianists and piano teachers everywhere,
  • To organize conferences and workshops where teachers can meet, exchange ideas and have discussions in open forums.

Murray McLachlan, EPTA Executive Committee Chair:


22nd–25th October 2015 EPTA NETHERLANDS hosted the extremely successful 37th European Conference of EPTA Associations in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. EPTA is most grateful to the wonderful Committee of EPTA Netherlands for all their hard work in preparing this most interesting Conference.

Click to find out more about the Conference programme

Proceedings of the 37th European Conference of EPTA Associations
Amsterdam, 22nd–25th October 2015

EPTA Netherlands has published the majority of the papers presented at the European EPTA Conference Amsterdam 2015 in a 136-page, special edition of its full color journal Piano Bulletin. EPTA Netherlands offers the possibility to download a FREE high resolution copy of the Proceedings through their website.

You are also welcome to order a paper copy, available for: €16,50 each (including postage) for orders outside the Netherlands. Payment in advance. Please email: administratie@eptanederland.nl.




Founded by Carola Grindea in 1978 in London it has today grown along with the expansion of the European borders. Every association organizes its own congresses, workshops, seminars, recitals, masterclasses and is committed to present Young Artists Platforms, Competitions and European Young Artists Festivals. An Annual Conference of all EPTA Associations is held every year in a different country under the presidency of the host Association.



Carola Grindea (1914–2009)



Piano Journal

The first European magazine devoted entirely to the PIANO in all its aspects is published by EPTA.


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