Advanced Courses in Piano Performance, Pedagogy and Research
Helen has created several courses, for advanced pianists (ABRSM Grade 7 + level). The next course will take place in late July. Please email Helen to disucss the best course for you. All courses include one-to-one lessons (given via Skype or Facetime), webinars on a range of subjects and ongoing email advice and support.

Helen Reid - Course leader
Helen has over 15 years' experience teaching piano in Higher Education institutes in England, including at Bristol University, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Leeds College of Music. She has also been invited to teach and adjudicate at Trinity College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and Bath Spa University. Her research subjects have included 'Communication in Music Performance' and 'The Psychological Impact of Injuries on Musicians.' Helen also runs an early years music business, teaching children from age 3-8 (www.blackbirdeym.com). For more information, please see Helen's biography.


20th July - 11th August - Adult Piano Course, with Helen Reid and Dr Jonathan James
This 3 week course brings together detailed solo piano work and wider issues of repertoire and practice techniques, explored through three webinars. Numbers will be limited, in order to create a real sense of a learning community, where curiosity and interaction with the subjects is welcomed. Each participant will have two x 50 minute piano lessons over the three weeks with Helen. There will also be introductions to the week, with performances by Helen, sent to your inbox each Monday morning! In addition, it is a real pleasure to welcome Dr Jonathan James. Jonathan is a lecturer and workshop leader who has worked with BBC Radio 3 and with the UK's top orchestras and concert venues (www.jonathanjamesmusic.com). Jonathan will give a webinar on 'Birdsong through the ages', with Helen demonstrating musical extracts and Helen will give two webinars. The first entitled 'Making Connections', exploring our physical and mental relationship with the instrument and the repertoire. The second will look at' Communication in Music Performance.' The course is intended with pianists of Grade 7+.
Please email helenreidpiano@yahoo.co.uk for more details, or to book a place.