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Catherine Cossey ALCM CertPPTC MA

Catherine is a passionate educator with over 15 years of experience as a piano teacher and pre-school music teacher. In 2010 she graduated from EPTA’s Certificate of Practical Piano Teaching with distinction, and in 2016 she was awarded a Masters with Distinction in Instrumental Teaching from the University of Reading. Catherine is passionate about piano teaching and believes that when teachers work in community they can achieve so much more than when they work in isolation. This belief led to her founding The Piano School (formerly Catherine Cossey Piano Tuition) in 2012. Through The Piano School Catherine is involved in developing innovative curriculum and resources that enhance students’ experience of music.

Catherine loves working with students of all ages and abilities and seeing them develop into their full musical potential. Alongside teaching piano she teaches the Musical Discoveries classes for 4-5 year olds which put her years of pre-school music teaching to good use! As well as mentoring her team at The Piano School, Catherine is involved in training and developing instrumental teachers at Higher Education level. She lives in Coventry with her husband Matt, also a pianist and piano teacher, and their two sons. She is a member of EPTA (UK) and The Curious Piano Teachers.

Hear from our community

  • “CCPT offers such a fun way to learn about music. The children sing, dance and play different instruments all in a relaxed and friendly environment. After the lessons none of the children are in a rush to go home!”

    Matthew, parent
  • “Daisy enjoys her classes immensely – she really looks forward to her lessons each week!”

    David, parent
  • “I love my lessons because we play games. I especially like ‘Cuckoo where are you?’ and ‘Doggy with the bone’.”

    Phoebe, age 5
  • “I like going to music lessons because it makes me happy and I like learning the songs.”

    Benjamin, age 5
  • “My daughter’s teacher is delightful and patient, and the lessons are both engaging and at an appropriate level. The fact that CCPT emphasises engaging the student regardless of their level of ability makes it the perfect environment to learn in!”

    Ange, parent
  • “Jordan’s really grown in confidence over the past year – the group nights and concerts have played a huge part in stretching him and building up his self-belief. He even recently played at a carol service in front of a packed house, which he would never have done without your help!”

    John, Parent
  • “The Musical Discoveries lessons are fantastic: pacy, fun and engaging. It’s been great to see my daughter’s singing confidence grow.”

    Maria, parent
  • “Amrit and Gurjeevan love telling everyone about their fun lessons! I can’t thank you enough for all your time and attention to the two of them – it’s given them both so much confidence and they talk about their compositions with such pride. As parents, we couldn’t be happier.”

    Pritti, parent