My name is Peter Lipman (MA MEd MMus LLB Hons FVCM FSCO ATCL DipMus DipABRSM Cert PTC) and I have over forty years’ teaching experience. I am the CEO of the European Piano Teachers Association (UK).

European Piano Teachers Association

After a successful career in education and general management (including being a deputy director of education, a principal school and college inspector, five directorships and being an acting chief executive in councils), I decided in 2009 to concentrate on a career in music.

I hold a LLB Honours degree and three master’s degrees from Warwick, Brunel and the Open University. I am a fellow of Victoria College of Music. I have a diploma in music performance, another in musicology, and gained a distinction in the ATCL Teaching Diploma. I was awarded the European Piano Teachers’ Association Certificate with merit, and was a trustee and interim chair of EPTA (UK) in 2021 and am now its CEO.

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I studied the piano at school with Philip Martin and gained distinction in grade 8. I studied organ with Christopher Argent and Tim Hone at Coventry Cathedral, where I was a sub organist. I have also held posts as director of music at several churches – including St Mary’s Church, Hemel Hempstead; Central Methodist Hall, Coventry; St Mary’s Church, Luton; St Mary’s Church, North Mymms, and as an occasional organist at St Nicholas’ Church, Harpenden; St Mary’s Church, Harpenden; and St Mary’s Church, Apsley.

I regularly attend conferences and seminars to update my knowledge of new publications, examination syllabi and teaching techniques. I am a reflective practitioner and dedicated to providing the best learning experiences for all my students.

Finzi and Fergus the dogs

“Mr Lipman is an understanding and encouraging teacher – he also has an epic dog”.

Ben (age 18)

“I love seeing Finzi each week.”

Alice (age 11, grade 4)

“Fergus is adorable.”

Grace (age 15)