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.
I completed these professional qualifications in 2019:
* Teaching Elementary Piano - Royal Conservatory of Music
* ABRSM CME (Certificate for Music Educators)
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 EPTA UK (European Piano Teachers Association) and ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians).