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 November 2019. It is also available outside of London as a weekend course at Benslow House in Hertfordshire (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.

"A varied course, packed full of info. Not only invaluable for teaching jazz, but also for my own playing."
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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, 3, 10, 17 and 24 November 2019
11.00‑4.00 (lunch break 1.00‑2.00)
Tel: 020 7492 2630 (music dept enquiries)
Tel: 020 7831 7831 (enrolment)
Tutor: Tim Richards
Course Number: ME841
Cost: £136 TBC - covers all four classes
(separate enrolment is not possible)

City Lit website and course info

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

Friday 2 - Monday 5 August 2019
1st session 8pm on Friday, finishing 4pm Monday
Tel: 01462 459446
Tutor: Tim Richards
Cost: £315 (non-resident), £410 (resident) TBC
Includes a ticket for the TIM RICHARDS solo piano concert on Friday at 8pm

Benslow Website

More info about the Jazz Piano Syllabus

See also Tim's general Jazz Piano course at Benslow

Faciliites at Benslow House