About us

Diane Andersen and Carola Grindea

EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) was founded in 1978 in London by Carola Grindea, piano player and English teacher of Romanian origin.

EPTA is now active in 42 European countries. These 42 sections, including EPTA-Belgium Wallonie-Bruxelles asbl since its foundation in 1990, all work for the same goal and the same ideal : to defend human and artistic values linked to the practice of music, and get involved in all aspects of the art and the teaching of the piano since the beginnings, so decisive, until mastership. 

EPTA has numerous activities: organising conferences, competitions, master class, seminars and international meetings on themes related to teaching, encouraging young talents and stimulating contacts between piano teachers. 

EPTA has affiliate societies :

  • MTNA – Music Teachers National Association (USA)
  • NEPTA – New England Piano Teachers Association, USA
  • PTNA – Piano Teachers National Association – Japon
  • JPTA – Japan Piano Teachers Association
  • Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Associations
  • Latin America Piano Teachers Association
  • Hong-Kong Piano Teachers Association

EPTA also has associated societies :


EPTA also publishes its own magazine in London, “Piano Journal”; it creates a link between all the societies. It is possible to subscribe:


For more information: www.epta-europe.org