Courses for Piano Teachers

As a contributor to the ABRSM Jazz Piano syllabus and jazz examiner since 1999, Tim is the ideal person to run courses that de-mystify the mechanics of playing jazz, in a style that enables it to be passed from teacher to pupil.

As well as being an occasional tutor on the 'Let's Teach Jazz' and 'Jazz Taster' courses run by the ABRSM, Tim has also given workshops on teaching jazz piano at the Leeds International Jazz Conference, for the European Piano Teachers Association (in the UK and in Sweden), and for small groups of piano teachers all over Britain.

ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus

Aimed at piano teachers wishing to teach the ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus, this course focuses on the exam pieces in the ABRSM Grades 1‑5 Jazz Piano books, and the jazz skills required for successful candidates.

No previous jazz experience is necessary, but students will prepare solo piano pieces frorn the syllabus for performance in class each week.

This is the ONLY course that focuses specifically on the PIANO section of the jazz syllabus, rather than catering for teachers of all instruments.

"A varied course, packed full of info. Not only invaluable for teaching jazz, but also for my own playing."
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The course is currently running at two centres:

Keeley St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA
Spread over 4 consecutive Sundays, allowing a week between each class for assimilation and preparation.
Tutor: Tim Richards

For dates of the next course see the
City Lit website and search for
'ABRSM Jazz Piano'
Or contact the Music Dept on:
020 7492 2630

Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB
A more intensive course covering the same material over a single weekend.

Fri 31 July- Mon 3 August 2020
1st session 8pm on Friday, finishing 4pm Monday
Tel: 01462 459446
Tutor: Tim Richards
Cost: £320 (non-resident), £420 (resident)
Benslow Website

More info about the Jazz Piano Syllabus

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