EUROPEAN PIANO TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
Lorraine has been Regional Organiser for the newly formed EPTA UK Bedford Region for three years now and organises events such as Masterclasses, Concerts and Competitions for local piano students and enthusiasts.
Bedford is a very musically active town with some excellent schools, music clubs and beautiful concert venues including the Corn Exchange where the Philharmonia have a residency, and so the new EPTA region in the town is a well supported and welcome addition.
As EPTA Regional Organiser for Bedford, Lorraine hosts a series of both formal and informal events, these include:
Regular Piano Platform evenings for adult pianists and teachers
Discussion groups for teachers
Workshops and concerts for pupils of Lorraine and other teachers
Bedfordshire Piano Meetup Group (offering informal performance opportunities to adults at all levels)
Workshops and recitals by visiting piano professionals and music educators.
Forthcoming events for EPTA BEDFORD:
Recital and Masterclass with International Concert Pianist Dr Leslie Howard on October 11th at Bedford School from 4pm-8pm
Sunday, 8 February 2015 2pm- 4pm
MASTERCLASS LED BY MURRAY MCCHLACHLAN FOR PUPILS (AGED 18 AND UNDER) OF EPTA TEACHERS AT BEDFORD SCHOOL:
Location details can be found here: www.bedfordschool.org.uk/
Non Epta Members may attend to observe the class as this is a public events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book. No admission on the door.
Past events include:
Masterclass with Murray Mclachlan
McLachlan is founder/artistic Director of the Chetham’s International Summer school and festival for Pianists, Europe’s largest summer school devoted exclusively to the piano (www.pianosummerschool.com) In 2007 McLachlan launched the first Manchester International Concerto Competition for Young Pianists (www.pianoconcertocompetition.com) an event which will be presented for the fourth time in August 2013.
McLachlan is also a well-known writer, and has contributed many articles on piano technique and music to magazines in including ‘International Piano’ and ‘BBC Music Magazine’. He is editor of ‘Piano Professional’ Magazine. In June 2012 the University of Dundee awarded him an honorary Doctorate for outstanding services to music and education.
24 th May 1pm-2.30pm Improvisation workshop for classically trained pianists/teachers led by Elena Cobb
8th June 3pm ‘IMPROVE YOUR TEACHING’ led by renowned musician and educator Paul Harris
6th July 11-3.30 Highly regarded pianist, teacher and writer GRAHAM FITCH offers Masterclass for pianists
12th October pianist MARK POLISHOOK offers a Masterclass in improvisation for adult pianists
If you are a pianist or teacher then you would be most welcome to join us at any of the above events, please email me using the contact form on this site for further details of forthcoming events or for details of how to join EPTA.
You do not have to be an EPTA member to attend these events however if you are a teacher there are many benefits of being an EPTA member which you can read about on the ETPA UK website.