Lucinda Mackworth-Young is an inspirational international lecturer, workshop leader, author, pianist and teacher. She is a pioneer in Practical Psychology for Musicians who are teaching, learning and performing, Step-by-step Playing by Ear and Improvising and Dance for Musicians. Her life's themes: music, dance, psychology, education, empathy, alignment and intuition, inform her work in different ways.
“I help people learn to recognise and follow their own inner guidance, and have unerring faith in their ability to achieve the goals that inspire and excite them."
She gives piano lessons in the City of London EC4 to adult beginners, re-starters and enthusiasts, helping them play the music that they love and long to play. She also teaches piano teachers helping them with their own repertoire, teaching techniques and performance anxiety. One of her specialities is to teach everyone to play spontaneously, whatever their musical experience, by ear or improvising.
Recognising the need, she pioneered Practical Psychology for Musicians in 1986 to help musicians teach, learn and perform more effectively and enjoyably. Her lectures, workshops and private consultations on the subject are widely recognised as an essential part of all musicians’ professional development.
Director of the The Piano Teachers' Course UK since 2008, Lucinda continues to be passionate about helping teachers teach in the way that their pupils and students want to learn.
She also runs a five-day course to inspire and refresh instrumental and vocal music teaching, learning and performing in London for allmusicians, which includes practical psychology, playing by ear, improvising and (optional) dance for musicians.
"l was so impressed with today's lesson that I feel compelled to let you know just how marvellous it was!"
NG, piano student, October 2017
"It was a real pleasure to hear all your students playing their hearts out, and to hear how much they love and respect you, and how so many of them never had a teacher like you before who inspires them, encourages them to play what they really want to play, and fills them with the confidence that they can.That's so heartening to me because its who you are and at the heart of what you do when you teach."
AY, former piano student and member of the audience at a students' concert, March 2016
"I really do have such fond memories of learning with you!"
AW, former clarinet and piano pupil and student, November 2017
"I always feeling energised after lessons with you!"
EJ, piano teacher, January 2018