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 39 National Associations in Europe.
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.
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.
- The first European magazine devoted entirely to the PIANO in all its aspects is published by EPTA and is FREE to members as part of their subscription.
Murray McLachlan, EPTA Executive Committee Chair:
Welcome to the next International EPTA Conference in Amsterdam,
22nd-25th October 2015:
Some keynote lecturers already include: Ralph van Raat (masterpianist in contemporary music), Guus Janssen (famous jazz pianist, improviser and composer) and Frank Bakker (human movement and sport scientist).