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An inspirational international lecturer, pianist and piano teacher, Lucinda's work is informed by her life's themes: music, dance, psychology, empathy, intuition and alignment:   

“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 adults beginners, re-starters and enthusiasts, helping them play the music that they love and long to play. Also now available online.

"Your constant patience, support and genuine encouragement is amazing, thank you!" GM January 2020

Passionate, also, about helping teachers teach in the way that their pupils and students want to learn, Lucinda directed The Piano Teachers' Course UK  2007-2020, and now, as International Director, continues to be closely associated with the UK course while also working with piano teachers internationally, giving lectures, workshops and tutorials to help inspire and develop piano teaching across the globe. Recent and current projects include work in South Africa, Canada, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, India and Australia.

One of her specialities is to teach everyone to play by ear and improvise, spontaneously, anytime, anywhere, whatever their musical experience.

Be inspired by her book and accompanying videos.

Piano by ear, book by Lucinda Mackworth-Young

Recognising the need, she pioneered Practical Psychology for Musicians in 1986 to help musicians teach, learn and perform as effectively and enjoyably as possible. Relevant, accessible and fun, her lectures and workshops on the subject quickly became recognised as essential professional development for all musicians. You can buy her book Tuning In and purchase the video lecture series Practical Psychology for Teaching & Learning -both filled with psychological insight and practical tips. The video lectures are based on Lucinda's lectures for the The Piano Teachers' Course UK.  

"It has been a real pleasure to meet you and benefit from your vast knowledge and experience, and also to connect with your wonderfully frank and intuitive self...you were the perfect tutor for me!" JW, July 2019

Video lecture series by Lucinda Mackworth Young

"Lucinda has fabulous enthusiasm and is a very clear communicator" HD, January 2018 

The Piano Teachers Course UK

"l was so impressed with today's lesson that I feel compelled to let you know just how marvellous it was!" NG, October 2017 

Tuning-in

"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 it's who you are and at the heart of what you do when you teach." AY, March 2016