Emyr Roberts – Head of Department: Piano

Emyr Roberts MA(Performance Studies), B.Mus(Hons), LRAM,LTCL,PGCE is a piano tutor and accompanist at Cardiff University. In addition to being a practical tutor he is also an undergraduate tutor on aspects aural, harmony and the history of music.

Emyr teaches advanced keyboard skills at both undergraduate, and postgraduate level, at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He is also a piano tutor at the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Emyr teaches the piano to a wide range of pupils at both Monmouth School for Boys and Monmouth School for Girls. Emyr is a Grade, Diploma and Jazz examiner and Trainer for ABRSM and had undertaken extensive examining tours in the United Kingdom, Spain and Turkey. 

In his capacity as a piano mentor for ABRSM Emyr has delivered professional Development Courses in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia.

After graduating from Sheffield University Emyr pursued a one year post graduate diploma course in London before commencing an MA at Cardiff University. Prior to starting his studies at Sheffield Emyr undertook piano lessons at the Paris Conservatoire with Yvonne Loriod, wife of the French composer Olivier Messiaen.

Emyr is a fluent Welsh speaker and his hobbies include watching live sport, walking and cooking.