Category Archives: Professional Development

CURIOUS LIVE

Curious Live

Sharon and I would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who came to or supported Curious Live last week! For those of you who couldn’t make it this time here are some photos along with a few thoughts from our delegates. REDEFINING THE CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE ‘I loved how you had considered all […]

REDEFINING EXPECTATIONS | SIGHT-READING

What is sight-reading? We’ve been back out and about on social media again this week asking you to share your thoughts about this and other questions related to this important topic. WHAT IS SIGHT-READING? Back in 1778 Mozart wrote that the goal is ‘to play the piece…so as to make believe that it had been […]

5 COMMON CONCERNS ABOUT ATTENDING CURIOUS LIVE

Are you thinking about attending Curious Live but just have a few concerns? We get it. We understand that it’s a big commitment of your money and time. You need to know that you are going to get full value out of the day. It’s not just how much it’s going to cost. Maybe you’re […]

FLICK THROUGH OUR 2017 DIARY

It’s 3 sleeps to Christmas. At CURIOUS HQ we’re winding down – and we hope you are too! This morning Sally and I have been flicking through our diaries to remind ourselves of the curious happenings of 2017. Take a look with us below… Sharon Mark-Teggart & Sally Cathcart – Co-Founders of The Curious Piano […]

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GET YOUR TICKET FOR CURIOUS LIVE – REDEFINING EXPECTATIONS!

Curious LIVE Redefining Expectations is now open for registration. YAY! We can announce with confidence that the cakes are all on order and Ed the Curious Elephant has cleared his diary so that he can join us all in Oxford. Plus, his Irish cousin will be attending the Belfast event. Well, you know us, we […]

CURIOUS LIVE – 5 REASONS TO ATTEND

Last week we asked you on Facebook what you thought we should call our Curious Live events in February 2018. It was a close run thing but Redefining Expectations (which was also our own preference) just came ahead of the others. So Redefining Expectations it is! You might be wondering why you should invest the […]

ANNOUNCING CURIOUS LIVE!

I know – it’s Tuesday not Friday! But we’ve got some very exciting news to share and Friday just couldn’t wait. Sharon and I are delighted to announce that The Curious Piano Teachers are going ‘live’ in the UK and Ireland in February. What’s even more thrilling is that this is going to be a […]

5 things to do this summer!

I was giving one of my adult students a lesson this week and explaining that it was the last one till September. She sighed, pulled a face and said: “You are so lucky to be able to stop like this.” And of course, as teachers, we are indeed very fortunate to be able to take breaks […]

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Online Diploma preparation – 10 FAQ

Lots of you have been in touch with some really good questions about our online diploma course that will help you to prepare for the ATCL or DipABRSM in piano teaching. Here are 10 Frequently Asked Questions – and if you have other questions you’d like to ask us, just drop us an email at […]

8 reasons why you shouldn’t join The Community

  How do you feel about turning your piano teaching upside down?  This week a piano teacher commented that her membership of The Community* had ‘turned her teaching upside down’. Her exposure and engagement with the monthly Curiosity Boxes meant she was no longer stuck in the monotonous routine of ‘play this’ and ‘practise that’ […]