Abbott is an experienced teacher with all age groups, particularly
with children & adult beginners.
For her - learning must be fun,
motivation important , and formal examinations only an option.
regards each pupil as an individual and develops a suitable learning
programme to match the abilities of the pupil.
also includes the added dimension of the piano duet medium (she
is a world-renowned duet performer in her own right). Jocelyn believes
that this medium enhances the learning process and helps to make
the observation of rhythm and the practice of sight-reading fun
and teaches the student how to interact with other musicians. Students
who play orchestral instruments are candidates for the ready-made
ensemble of an orchestra or chamber group – the lone pianist
has no such luck – so piano duet playing is a wonderful learning
tool to teach the responsibilities of ensemble playing.
Abbott has impeccable qualifications, has coached many professional
singers and instrumentalists in solo and ensemble pursuits, has been
an active board member of the Royal Academy of Music Club which liaises
with the main body of the Royal Academy of Music and its current and
She was recently commissioned to set the syllabus for the piano duet
examinations for the Trinity College of Music and is in great demand
as an adjudicator and to give masterclasses in all manners of chamber
music – particularly piano solo, duet, and two-piano performance.
Jocelyn Abbott is a member of the Incorporated
Society of Musicians.
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