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what makes a piano program great

You will get a lot out of this training if you are a brand new piano teacher, or whether you have been teaching piano for years.

This training will help you think about what you want your student to learn so that they become awesome musicians. You will have a detailed look at all of the aspects of the Sykes Piano Program which makes it the most comprehensive piano program in the world.

It will give you lots of ideas on how to get your parents well involved and set up a fantastic home environment for your students so that they achieve their best.

You will learn loads of excellent teaching practices and principles to make you a powerful and effective teacher.

You will learn a lot about lesson planning and formats so that you deliver great lessons.

This training is a prerequisite for all Sykes Piano Teacher Training Courses.


in a world of business

You will learn a lot of great administration procedures so that you run a successful business. In the Administration part of this training, teachers look at the business and administration side of running a successful business. This training begins with setting up your studio, and yourself for teaching, it looks at recommended administration procedures, explains all of the Sykes Music administration forms and touches on marketing strategies.

Key Features

  • 5 assignments

    5 assignments with recommended completion dates. Each assignment will be marked by your trainer and feedback given

  • Downloadable manuals and forms

    Introduction to Sykes Music and Teaching Piano Manual (103 pages), Sykes Piano Teacher Administration Manual (104 pages) and 35 customisable administration forms

  • 90 days access

    90 day access to the training material and a 63 day period for completing assignments. More details are given in the outline of this course upon enrolment. This outline is included in the free trial preview


What should I expect?

Students typically spend a total of 7 hours on this course. Teacher trainees have been able to complete this course in one day. However, we allow 90 days for you to self pace somewhat. The assignments are based on the teacher manuals, but, you will have to perform some research on the internet.
  • Previews of Sykes Music Practice Journal, Repertoire Book, Sykes Little Maestro Piano, Sykes Piano Levels 1-4 Practical, Sykes Piano Levels 1-4 Theory

  • Access to a community of like-minded piano teachers

  • Feedback and support from your trainer

  • A personalised report

  • Certificate of Completion

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Meet your trainer

Julia Sykes

Julia Sykes is a very successful and in high demand piano teacher and piano teacher trainer. She began teaching piano when she was 14, has a degree in music education, has taught 100’s of students and trained many piano teachers. She has published multiple Sykes Piano books, Teacher Manuals, and created recordings and videos. Many of her students have been successful in exams, music competitions and become musicians that worked in the music industry, or have just developed a love of playing piano that stays with them throughout their lives. She has a knack of helping piano teachers reach their full potential, leading teachers in a way that helps them to create confident students and deliver excellent quality piano lessons. She provides teachers with a well stocked tool box full of ideas to use to help them teacher pieces and exercises and to help overcome their student’s difficulties. She is very supportive of teachers, provides invaluable feedback for them and helps teachers become well rounded musicians so that they can become well rounded teachers.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Course Outline

    • Assignment 1

    • Sykes Books Preview

    • Sykes Little Maestro Book

    • Sykes Piano Program Levels 1-4 Theory Book

    • Sykes Piano Program Levels 1-4 Practical Book

    • Sykes Practice Journal

    • Repertoire Book

  2. 2
  3. 3
    • Instructions

    • Part 3: Parents and Home Environment

    • Assignment 3

  4. 4
    • Instructions

    • Part 4: Good Teaching Principles

    • Assignment 4

  5. 5
    • Instructions

    • Part 5: Lesson Format and Lesson Planning

    • Part 6: Sykes Music and Other Methods

    • Assignment 5

  6. 6
    • Instructions

    • Administration Manual

    • Sykes Music Administration Forms & Documents

  7. 7
    • Getting Ready to Teach

    • Sykes Music Training Feedback Form

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