Who teaches the course?
Head of Department – Piano
Emyr Roberts MA (Performance Studies), B.Mus. (Hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Emyr 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 and ensemble coach at the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Emyr teaches from beginners to Diploma standard 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, Turkey and South Africa. 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.