I've seen many threads here about performance diplomas and repertroire but can't seem to find much about the teaching dilpomas and licentiate.
After a long pause of 25 years without a piano, I went back to it this year to get my Grade 8.
I want to teach piano, primarily from my home, but am unclear which diploma or teaching qualification I should take.
What I seem to be missing is any performance aspect of the Trinity or ABSRM diplomas.
Am I reading the syllabus incorrectly - it seems that for ATCL there is a beautifully extensive repertoire list, then there is the teaching instrumental/vocal diploma which contains no performance at all - just exerpts of the exam pieces up to Grade 6, to be able to demonstrate ability to teach these.
Also open to RIAM qualifications.
I'm looking for
1) the quickest entry into teaching (am aware that no qualifications needed, but want to start off well with good methods, owe it to the students)
2) a programme that will enable me to progress in my own playing, knowledge of music, interpretation etc)
3) a good starting knowledge of teaching techniques and confidence to do well by my prospective students
I'm open to doing a series of courses/examinations, but where to start to enable me to start teaching soon
e.g. the ATCL involves teaching experience, so I should start teaching as part of learning, but what about my own progression?
Of course, the irony is that years ago I did teach a number of piano students who all progressed nicely. But now I want to set up as a piano teacher within a community and be able to do so with authority.
Would love some input to anyone who has or is involved in professional development for piano teaching.