Hello! I'm Josie Swallow. I love playing the piano and I love teaching. I believe everyone can be musical and I help people discover a love of music and personal expression through playing the piano.
I live in a village called Sole Street in the heart of the Garden of England, Kent, with my husband Jeremy and my cat Igraine.
As well as a passion for music, when I'm not teaching piano I garden, cook, and practise yoga. Generally not at the same time...
I love learning and deepening my knowledge of playing and teaching piano.
In 2020 I attended a number of training events to switch my entire Piano Studio to online lessons, which has been very successful.
I completed these qualifications in 2019 & 2020:
* Teaching Elementary Piano - Royal Conservatory of Music
* ABRSM CME (Certificate for Music Educators)
* Complete Musician 1 (musicianship for pianists)
I keep my teaching fresh by attending regular professional development events in person and online. I also continue to have regular piano lessons from master teacher and mentor Nancy Litten.
MY PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
I am on the Management Committee for EPTA Kent, and an active member of both the ABRSM Teacher Voices panel and the Curious Piano Teachers. I was appointed a Cheerleader for the Curious Piano Teachers' '90 Day Challenge' in 2019, to help guide and support other piano teachers to achieve their goals.
I have published several articles in the Piano Professional magazine and the EPTA UK newsletter.
My professional memberships include PM EPTA UK (European Piano Teachers Association) and MISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians).