We are launching the third annual survey into teaching beginner pianists. If you have started to give lessons to beginner pianists of any age you are invited to take part. 

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2020 has been a year that none of us is ever going to forget! As the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the world, all piano teachers found themselves deciding whether to pause teaching or move their entire studio online. Many chose the latter.


So, has this had an impact on the number of beginner students this year?



This is the third annual Teaching Beginner Pianists survey. In November 2018, we launched the first as the start of a long-term project to track the number of new beginners who began piano lessons at the start of the academic year. One hundred and eight-four teachers took part that year with a further one hundred and seventy completing the 2019 teaching beginner pianists survey.


We are rerunning the survey this year and would love your help. We want to invite everyone to contribute, even if this is your first survey response.
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere the academic year will have begun in August/September 2018 whilst for teachers in the Southern Hemisphere it was back in January/February.
Wherever you are in the world, let us know how many beginner pianists started lessons in 2020. We will collate and analyse all the information and publish the results in a future blog post.



To take part, click on the link or scan the QR code. It’s a concise, simple on-line survey and only takes a couple of minutes to complete. The survey is open until Sunday, December 20.


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This blog post was written by Dr Sally Cathcart, co-founder and Director of The Curious Piano Teachers.


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