ESTA Education is a UK accredited organisation offering multi-instrumental courses at various levels

ESTA (European String Teachers Association) is a nongovernmental organisation founded in 1972. Through ESTA Education we are extending our professional development resources to teachers of all instruments and voice, with a range of professional development courses and study programmes. ESTA Education is dedicated to meeting the needs of instrumental and vocal teachers, and to improving the quality of teaching at every level, from toddler to conservatoire.

ESTA post-graduate certificate (PG Cert)

The ESTA PG Cert was launched in 2017 and represents a partnership and collaboration with the University of Chichester in the UK. This international course is at Masters Level (level 7) and is delivered online, with one week of residential study at the University of Chichester campus. The course is delivered in English.

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ESTA certificate for music educators (CME)

This course is a brand new qualification for music educators working with children and young people in the UK. It is designed to enable them to gain recognition for their work while benefitting from opportunities to develop their practice. It is a level 4 qualification.

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ESTA foundation certificate for teachers (CfT)


This course is currently available for teachers based in China, Hong Kong and South East Asia, who teach piano or strings.  It is designed by Bill Thomson (distinguished musician, teacher and former ABRSM Hong Kong and Singapore Development Executive) and Professor Laura Ritchie  (Professor of Learning and Teaching at University of Chichester) and taught face-to-face by experienced mentors. This course is delivered bi-lingually (with resident experienced musician interpreters) and covers the principles of teaching. It is suitable for new, aspiring teachers of piano and strings, as well as those experienced teachers who work in isolation and who would benefit from interacting with colleagues.

Simplified Chinese

这课程适合中国,香港和东南亚教授钢琴和弦乐的老师报读。课程由前英国皇家音乐学院香港及新加坡执行官,杰出音乐家比尔 汤姆森先生及奇切斯特大学教学部教授 Professor Laura Ritchie设计,并由富有经验的导师任教。课程以双语教授(有经验丰富的音乐家作实时翻译),并涵盖教学概论。课程适合新进及有抱负的钢琴和弦乐老师,亦适合富有经验,并可于互相交流中获益的个体户老师就读。

Traditional Chinese

這課程適合中國,香港和東南亞教授鋼琴和弦樂的老師報讀。課程由前英國皇家音樂學院香港及新加坡執行官,傑出音樂家比爾 湯姆森先生及奇切斯特大學教學部教授 Professor Laura Ritchie設計,並由富有經驗的導師任教。課程以雙語教授(有經驗豐富的音樂家作實時翻譯),並涵蓋教學概論。課程適合新進及有抱負的鋼琴和弦樂老師,亦適合富有經驗,並可於互相交流中獲益的個體戶老師就讀。

PG Cert students and staff at the ESTA Summer School 2018

PG Cert students and staff at the ESTA Summer School 2018