At the end of October the first Oxford Piano Group meeting of the year focussed on discussing definitions of what 'being professional' means for the UK piano teacher. It was a fascinating discussion stimulated by the thoughts of four presenters; Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Director of the Piano Teacher's Course (EPTA UK), Nigel Scaife, Syllabus Director at ABRSM, Sharon Mark-Teggart, Founder and Director of evoco and Frances Wilson, pianist, teacher and writer.
I was delighted that so many of you found the first part of my thoughts about piano tutors useful - many thanks to all of you who left comments.
Here is the concluding part which looks at three more approaches and ends with some questions to get us all thinking about this important subject even more.
I have put together a two page guide that you can download and refer to in the future - I hope you find it useful.
The final point I would like to make is that any of these tutor books can be used in both positive and negative ways in lesson and that, of course, is up to the skill and knowledge of the teacher!