Penelope Roskell

International Pianist & Teacher

London Piano Courses

Two-day London workshop

June 16th to 17th 2018

This two-day London workshop is open to all pianists (professional performers and teachers, students and amateur pianists, who are interested in learning more about Penelope’s approach to piano playing and teaching, and in investigating and discussing new methods of technique. The morning sessions are devoted to general work on technique, posture and other matters of relevance to all pianists, including playing with small hands. Afternoon sessions are in the form of a masterclass plus general discussion. The workshop is open to all levels of pianist, but performance in the masterclass sessions is reserved for pianists of Grade 8 standard and above. Please indicate on the application form whether you would like to be considered to perform in the afternoon masterclass. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and exchange of ideas.

Private lessons and consultations also available on the Friday and Monday.

Fee: £150 (ISM and EPTA members £140). Full-time music students £100.

Occasionally a scholarship can be offered to an outstanding masterclass participant.  

Three-day Advanced London Piano Course

October 19th to 21st 2018

Taking place over three days (10am-5pm), the advanced course focuses on repertoire, technique, and yoga for pianists, and is ideal for pianists of Grade 8 and above who are preparing for concerts, competitions, diplomas or auditions, or for anyone experiencing technical problems, physical tension, injuries or nerves. The course is run as a series of informal masterclasses with plenty of opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas, and ends with a concert on the Sunday afternoon.

Limited to nine students per course for maximum participation – occasionally a scholarship can be offered to an outstanding student.

Fee: £195 (ISM and EPTA members £185). Full-time music students £120.  

One day workshop for pianists with small hands

Feb 3rd 2019 By popular request, Penelope is leading a workshop on the issues of playing with small hands: covering repertoire, modifications, technique, small keyboards and much more (London).  Open to pianists of all levels who are interested in discussing these issues.

Fee £75 (ISM and EPTA members £70).  Full-time music students £40.

Venue: The Studio
66 Queen Elizabeth’s Walk
Stoke Newington
N16 5UQ

All workshops and courses take place at Penelope’s own beautiful house, which includes a comfortable piano studio, separate practice room, an attractive garden and relaxation areas. Clissold Park and Stoke Newington church with its eclectic shops and cafes are within a few minutes walk.

Nearest tube stations: Finsbury Park and Manor House. Free parking nearby. A list of suitable local accommodation at a range of prices is available on request.

If you would like to discuss which course would be suitable for you please contact Penelope direct on

To book a place on this course please download the application form by clicking on this link.

Penelope is an inspiring and dedicated teacher, and the well-organised courses, while offering the highest professionalism are conducted in a friendly and stimulating learning environment.

Some reviews for the Advanced Piano Course October 2016:

"It was an eye-opening experience to attend Penelope’s master course. It was well organised and designed thoughtfully with generous teaching from various aspects tailored to each individual’s needs, yet useful for everybody in a warm atmosphere. I will definitely attend again. It was amazing!" T.N (Japan)

"Penelope Roskell’s piano course for advanced pianists (28-30 October 2016) was at the high professional standard although run in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Penelope teaches objectively giving to every participant a fair and equal attention to their problems, rotating the order of participants each day of the course. She was giving everyone special exercises for their problems. Everyone could benefit from these exercises as all participants were doing them together with one person at the piano. I found this course interesting and beneficial to my particular problems in piano playing" I.Z. (Poland)

Click here for a review of Penelope’s three-day course in October 2013.

Some student comments on previous piano courses and workshops:

Penelope Roskell Advanced Piano Course 2013

“I liked the course 100%. The venue was excellent and I achieved even more than I had hoped”
(C.B., Rumania)

“Thank you again for this extremely rewarding day of masterclass! Thanks a lot for your welcome, your generosity and your highly beneficial musical advice!”
(M.E., France)

Penelope's London Workshops

“Thank you Penelope for a fantastic course. I loved every second” (R.F, Kent) “Thank you for another very inspirational course. I came home on such a high! Already looking forward to the course next year”
E.G-J (Eire)

"Thank you for your hospitality and encouragement throughout the course. I am truly inspired by the teaching, playing and sharing of music.
B.L. (Malaysia)

“Thank you very much for an interesting and inspiring piano technique day. I enjoyed myself hugely and learned much from both you and fellow participants”
L.I. (UK)  

Penelope Roskell Advanced Piano Course