MIA Member Casio Music UK, one of the world’s most renowned producers of musical instruments, has contributed to a bursary fund set up by The Curious Piano Teachers, the community for piano teachers, to support its members who have been affected by COVID-19.
The bursary fund, that has also been hugely supported by piano teachers, will help members maintain their membership, meaning that they can still benefit from the online resources that The Curious Piano Teachers offer – at a time when they need them the most.
At the heart of Casio’s values is a commitment to give back to the community and prides itself on making music accessible to all. Casio itself has recently launched its Learn @home campaign to provide helpful resources for its community, particularly for individuals or families seeking ideas to keep themselves occupied and entertained during self-isolation.
Neil Evans, Head of Casio EMI, commented: “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 online at home now. Ultimately, we want to keep inspiring players and teachers to continue doing what they love – playing and teaching – safely at home.”
Dr Sally Cathcart, Director & Co-founder of The Curious Piano Teachers, commented: “We have been incredibly touched by the kindness of our community and members during these testing times. The donations that 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.”
The Curious Piano Teachers was founded in 2015 by Dr Sally Cathcart and Sharon Mark-Teggart. Both are outstanding teachers and communicators, as well as researchers in music education. Together they created a unique online resource for piano teachers.
To discover more about Casio Music UK visit: music.casio.co.uk
To find out more about The Curious Piano Teachers’ work and community, visit its website at: www.thecuriouspianoteachers.org/