Owen Mortimer

Casio bursary to support piano community during lockdown

12:37, 20th May 2020

Casio Music UK has contributed to a bursary fund set up by The Curious Piano Teachers’ online community to support its members who have been affected by COVID-19.

The bursary fund will help members maintain their membership and continue to benefit from The Curious Piano Teachers’ online resources at a time when they need them most.

The move highlights Casio’s wider commitment to giving back to the community and making music accessible to all. The company recently unveiled its own campaign dubbed Learn @Home, which provides resources for individuals or families seeking ideas to keep themselves occupied and entertained during self-isolation.

Dr Sally Cathcart, co-founder and director of The Curious Piano Teachers, said: ‘We have been incredibly touched by the kindness of our community and members during these testing times. The donations we have received so far are greatly appreciated and will enable us to keep our members connected and doing what they love the most – teaching and playing the piano’

Neil Evans, head of Casio Electronic Musical Instruments, added: ‘Supporting such a passionate and vibrant community is the very least we can do at this time – especially for piano teachers. We hope that our contribution will help them to adapt to new ways of teaching and learning, most of which is now online. Ultimately, we want to keep inspiring players and teachers to continue doing what they love – playing and teaching – safely at home.’

The Curious Piano Teachers was founded in 2015 by Dr Sally Cathcart and Sharon Mark-Teggart, both of whom are teachers and researchers in music education.

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