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“Collaboration is the stuff of growth.”  Sir Ken Robinson

As well as encouraging students to collaborate with each other, we provide them with opportunities to learn from and work with outside musicians.  Not only do students get to develop a whole host of different skills but these experiences also give them a taste of what it is to be a professional pianist.

Charity Gig

In the spring term our secondary school students put on a charity gig to raise money for CLIC Sargent. Students choose pop songs or well known jazz standards and have the opportunity to perform them with a live band. It’s a great opportunity for students to gain experience playing in different contexts.

Concert Trips

Every term we organise a trip to see the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra perform a Family Concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall.  These Family Concerts are a wonderful experience for all ages and a great introduction for young children to instruments of the orchestra. Watching other accomplished musicians perform is hugely inspiring and students always come back from these trips with renewed enthusiasm and motivation to practise!

Performance Classes

Once every half term we run Performance Classes for our teenagers.  These are a great opportunity to get in visiting professional musicians to run workshops for the students and widen their musical experiences even further.  Over the next academic year these sessions will include song-writing, approaches to composition and how to arrange tracks into different musical styles.


  • I loved playing games like ‘Cuckoo where are you?’ and ‘Doggy with the bone’.

    Phoebe – Aged 5
  • The Musical Discoveries lessons are fantastic: pacy, fun and engaging.  It’s been great to see my daughter’s singing confidence grow.

  • We have seen Jordan grow in confidence over the past year and the group nights as well as the concerts have played a huge part in stretching him and building up his self belief and confidence.  This was noticeable over the festive period when at church Jordan played 2nd keys for our carol service in front of a packed house.  This he wouldn’t have done without your help over the past year so thank you and keep up the good work!

    John – Parent
  • A fun way to learn all 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!

  • Daisy enjoys her classes immensely and looks forward to her lessons each week.

  • I like going to music because it makes me happy and I like learning the songs.

    Benjamin – Aged 5
  • Friends and family are really impressed with what and how they learn, as some of the lessons they talk about are just about working through a book and learning each piece one at a time. Amrit and Gurjeevan love telling everyone about their fun lessons and talk about their compositions with pride!  I cannot thank you enough for all your time and attention to the two of them.  It has given them both so much confidence in themselves and they are so proud of what they are achieving.  As parents, we couldn’t be happier.

    Pritti – Parent
  • As the parent of a child who had never played piano before, I found the teacher to be delightful and patient and their lessons to be engaging and at an appropriate level for my daughter.  The fact that the main emphasis of CCPT appears to be on engaging the student and not about their ability level makes it the perfect environment to learn in!

    Ange – Parent