Penelope Roskell is an inspiring and dedicated teacher. Her well-organised courses are conducted in a stimulating professional but friendly learning environment.
London Courses are organised and run by Penelope from her London studio and Outside London Courses are arranged by partner venues and organisations.
Penelope’s online workshops have received very positive feedback. Pianists can participate from the convenience and safety of their own home. They can have access to their own piano and mute their sound whenever they wish to try things out in the privacy of their own home. Although there is inevitably less opportunity for casual socialising, the atmosphere is friendly and supportive and there is opportunity for some chat during the breaks.
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London Courses and Penelope's online courses
Penelope Roskell’s advanced performance courses are suitable for pianists of Grade 8 and above (unless otherwise stated). They focus on work on repertoire and related technical issues. The London Advanced Courses culminate in an informal concert at the end of the course.
Find out which performance courses are currently on offer and book your place on the Courses, News and Events page.
Courses for Teachers
All of Penelope’s courses are relevant to piano teachers who are interested in learning how to teach according to Penelope’s innovative methods.
The next ofPenelope’s Four-Day Course For Piano Teachers on teaching piano technique will start in September 2021.
Find out which courses for teachers are currently on offer and book your place on the Courses, News and Events page.
Technique courses are suitable for pianists of all levels (professional performers and teachers, students and amateurs) The morning will introduce Penelope’s innovative approach to technique, with more specific discussion based on musical examples in the afternoon.
Course information and terms for Online courses:
These courses are conducted via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to sit at a piano or keyboard if possible, with their camera showing their face and hands. Pianists can mute when they wish in order to try out ideas at the piano. Please use the Original sound option.
The meeting is kept open during breaks so that participants can chat if they wish.
Payment in full is requested at the time of booking. Cancellation made at least four weeks before the start of the course will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund due for cancellations made within 28 days of the beginning of the course.
If a pianist is unable to participate owing to ill-health, a recording of the session will be sent out.
Find out which technique courses are currently on offer and book your place on the Courses, News and Events page
During the Coronavirus pandemic, a full refund (minus admin costs) will be offered in the case of renewed lockdown causing inability to travel, or participants experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
Outside London Courses
Penelope teaches many performance courses outside London for different organisations. Please book directly with the venues.
Find out what courses are on offer outside London and book your place on the News and Events page.
All London workshops and courses take place at Penelope’s beautiful home, which includes a comfortable piano studio, separate practice room, an attractive garden and relaxation areas.
Located near Clissold Park and Stoke Newington Church Street with eclectic shops and cafes 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.