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
In partnership with the ABRSM

This popular annual short course at The City Lit in central London will next take place in February 2018. It is also available outside of London as a weekend course at Benslow House in Hertfordhsire (see below).

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.

Teachers completing either course below will receive a FREE voucher from ABRSM entitling them to enter themselves or a pupil for a jazz piano exam at ANY GRADE, valid for 12 months.

"A varied course, packed full of info. Not only invaluable for teaching jazz, but also for my own playing."
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THE CITY LIT
Keeley St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA
This course is spread over 4 Sundays, allowing a week between each class for assimilation and preparation

Sundays, 5, 12, 19 and 26 February 2017
11.00‑4.00 (lunch break 1.00‑2.00)
Tel: 020 7492 2630 (music dept enquiries)
Tel: 020 7831 7831 (enrolment)
E-mail: music@citylit.ac.uk
Tutor: Tim Richards
Course Number: ME841
Cost: £136 - covers all four classes
(separate enrolment is not possible)

City Lit website and course info

BENSLOW MUSIC
Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB
A more intensive course covering the same material in a single weekend

Friday 4 - Sunday 6 August 2017
1st session 8pm on Friday, finishing 4pm Sunday
Tel: 01462 459446
Tutor: Tim Richards
Course Code: 15/265
Cost: £300 (non-resident), £390 (resident)
Includes a ticket for the TIM RICHARDS solo piano concert
on Friday at 8pm
Benslow Website

More info about the Jazz Piano Syllabus