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The Curious Piano Teachers
The Curious Piano Teachers

Welcome to The Curious Piano Teachers, the place where piano teachers come to learn

The Curious Piano Teachers was founded in 2015 by Dr Sally Cathcart and Sharon Mark-Teggart.

Both Sally and Sharon are outstanding teachers and communicators as well researchers in music education.

About Sally

Sally has many years of teaching experience both as a piano teacher and as a classroom music teacher. After her travels as a Winston Churchill Fellow, Sally founded the Oxford Piano Group as a place for pianists and teachers to collaborate and share experiences. She was awarded a PhD from the Institute of Education, UCL in 2013. Her topic was the first comprehensive study of UK piano teachers, exploring common practices, expertise, values, attitudes and motivation to teaching. She is very involved in teacher training and is a Principal Tutor on the Piano Teachers’ Course (UK). Furthermore, she is a trained Kodály practitioner a senior musicianship practitioner of The Voices Foundation. Sally is an examiner and syllabus consultant for ABRSM and is on the ABRSM Music Education Advisory Committee. She is a Fellow member of the ISM.

About Sharon

Sharon has 18 years of piano teaching experience. She has additional experience of teaching music at tertiary level and has also worked for several years within early years settings as a music practitioner. Sharon did a 3 year postgraduate course at the Institute of Education, University of Reading, achieving a Masters in Music Education with distinction in 2007. She was subsequently invited to join the course development team for the Piano Teachers’ Course (UK). Sharon worked on this course as a Principal Tutor for 3 years and then worked for a further year as moderator of the course’s academic submissions. Driven by her vision to provide a service for the piano teachers of Northern Ireland, allowing them to gain greater confidence, develop their teaching skills and gain accredited teaching qualifications, Sharon founded evoco in 2012 (Northern Ireland’s Music Education Organisation, specialising in piano teacher training). Sharon has been described as being a visionary entrepreneur within the world of music education. She is a member of EPTA (UK) and a Fellow Member of the ISM.

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