Who we are

EPTA Portugal, representative of the EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) in Portugal, was taken over in 2014 by the association EPTA-LUSA – Association of pianists and piano teachers, a non-profit association.

Our activity focuses on the dissemination of pianistic pedagogy, through the organization of courses, workshops, forums, competitions, congresses, concerts and festivals that value teaching and help in the training and development of professionals and students, as well as all pianists and amateurs who feel the need for a space for training and dialogue where they can enrich their careers by sharing knowledge and experiences.

Main objectives:

  • Contribute to the professional improvement of piano interpreters and pedagogues through training;
  • Encourage dialogue between teachers and interpreters, promoting reflection and the exchange of specific knowledge of musical practice through conferences, lectures, workshops and musical recitals;
  • Promote innovation and research in relation to the different aspects of pianistic practice;
  • Disseminate knowledge of new principles and techniques in pianistic education;
  • Promote contacts at an international level. 

Social entities

Direction of EPTA-Portugal

President – Luís Pipa 

Vice president - Vera Fonte

Secretary - Natália Ferreira 

Treasurer - Filipa Andrade

Member - João Araújo 

General meeting

President – Luísa Tender

I Secretary - Guilherme Cancujo

II Secretary - João Lima

Fiscal Council

President – Paulo Oliveira

Member - Catarina Trindade

Member - Marlene Fernandes