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Courses, News & Events

Online events and workshops

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  • Launch of new teachers’ course on ‘Teaching Healthy, Expressive technique’

    Online course by Penelope Roskell showing how to teach all aspects of piano technique to students from beginner through to advanced levels.
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  • Workshops on ‘Scales and arpeggios’ and ‘Improving your chord technique’

    As part of the launch of the online recorded teachers’ course in ‘Teaching healthy, expressive technique’, Penelope will be giving two online workshops on November 6th.
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  • Workshop for the Musicians’ Union on Orchestral Musicians’ Hand

    Penelope Roskell and Mark Phillips will take you through the common causes and conditions that can affect musicians’ hands, how to prevent getting an injury, the different types of treatment available and approaches to getting back to playing after an injury or operation.
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In-person courses

The courses below are organised by other venues. Please contact them directly for enquiries and bookings.
  • Performance Course

    Weekend performance course at the charming ‘Jackdaws’ in Somerset.
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  • From Healthy Technique to Natural Artistry at Finchcocks

    This three day course for advanced pianists will include workshops, masterclasses, an evening recital and provide time to explore the grounds and the idyllic scenery of the Finchcocks Estate.
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2020 Presto Music Awards win

I am thrilled to announce that my book, The Complete Pianist, has won the Presto Music Award for Best New Publication 2020! Do also check out the other great music products (including recordings, opera, jazz etc) that have won awards – perhaps some useful ideas for Christmas presents?  

The Complete Pianist Review: Piano Magazine USA

Penelope Roskell has created an encyclopedic masterpiece of pianistic wisdom, based on a fruitful performing and teaching career, and fueled by her quest for a healthy,  injury-free approach to the piano.

EPTA Netherlands interview with Penelope

Paul Weeren from EPTA Netherlands interviewed Penelope Roskell on healthy piano technique and her new book, The Complete Pianist.

It is really a joy for me to have this interview with you about your work, and especially also about the book that you have written and has just had published – The Complete Pianist: from healthy technique to natural artistry. It is a wonderful book

Q&A session on The Complete Pianist

I had pleasure of being hosted on Ieva Dubova’s Q&A session in which we discussed many aspects of piano playing and my new book, The Complete Pianist.  Here is a recording of the session below.