Penelope Roskell

International Pianist & Teacher

London Piano Courses

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

One day workshop for pianists with small hands (London)

Feb 2nd 2020

Penelope is leading a London workshop on the issues of playing with small hands: covering repertoire, modifications, technique, small keyboards and much more.  Open to pianists of all levels.

Fee £75 (ISM and EPTA members £70).  Full-time music students £40.  
Please email me for an application form.


One-day workshop on technique (London)

July 28, 2020 

This 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 session are devoted to general work on technique, posture and other matters of relevance to all pianists, including playing with small hands. The afternoon sessions focus more on specific repertoire.

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

Fee: £80 (ISM and EPTA members £75). Full-time music students £40.


Three-day Advanced London Piano Course

November 20-22, 2020

Taking place over three days (10am-5pm), the advanced course focuses on repertoire, technique, and healthy piano playing, 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: £210 (ISM and EPTA members £195). Full-time music students £120.  


New course for piano teachers on teaching piano technique.

This course will take place in London over four weekends between September 2020 and May 2021. Dates to be confirmed.


Venue for all London courses:

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

All London 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 Street 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.


Courses outside London

Pianissimi weekend (Suffolk)

April 2-4 2020

A very enjoyable course for advanced amateurs (Suffolk)  More details here.

Benslow Summer School

August 14-16, 2020

Exploring twentieth and twenty first century piano music.  More details here.

Chethams Summer School

August 20-26, 2020 More details here

From Healthy Technique to Natural Artistry at Finchcocks

November 6-8 2020

This 3-day course for upper intermediate level pianists will include workshops, masterclasses, an evening recital and provide time to explore the grounds and the idyllic scenery of the Finchcocks estate. More details here

Choosing a course

If you would like to discuss which course would be suitable for you, or to make a booking, please contact Penelope direct through the Contact page.

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 previous Advanced Piano Courses:

"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