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One day music education conference for Belfast

The event will explore how to redefine piano teaching in the modern age

MUSIC education's leading experts are to host a major event in Belfast to discuss piano and music teaching.

Casio has teamed up with The Curious Piano Teachers to present the one day event - Curious LIVE Redefining Expectations.

It will explore how to redefine piano teaching in the modern age and encourage the adoption of new teaching practices.

It invites all piano teachers both local to Belfast and beyond, to join some of the industry's leading experts from around the world to discuss this topic - through workshops and talks. It is hoped it can help change teaching habits and the development for professionals in the modern era.

Speakers from the UK, US and Australia will be taking part.

Dr Sally Cathcart, director of The Curious Piano Teachers said she was delighted to partner with Casio.

"There is a lot of synergy from their Action in Music campaign which aims to address music education today and raise its awareness," she said.

"We want this event to serve as a catalyst for change and help redefine expectations of piano teachers, pupils and parents in Northern Ireland and beyond."

Neil Evans from Casio said musical experiences and opportunities must be accessible to all.

"We're joining forces with The Curious Piano Teachers to explore how piano teaching can be redefined today and raise awareness of music teachers," he said.

"Off the back of our Action in Music campaign, we're delighted to engage with local teachers in Belfast and look forward to finding out how we can support them in developing their teaching styles and techniques."

Suitable for those with some teaching experience, the event will help them better understand their teaching techniques, how to improve pupil engagement - and become more imaginative, artistic and technical in their professional approach.

The event will take place on Tuesday February 20 at The MAC, Belfast.

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