Graham Fitch
 Pianist, Teacher and Writer

Graham Fitch maintains an international reputation as a teacher of piano and a writer and broadcaster on piano playing. His workshops and classes, which he has given all over the world, have received high praise for their creative and illuminating approach to the subject. He graduated with honours from the Royal College of Music in London, winning the Hopkinson Gold Medal for piano performance. A Fulbright Scholarship then took him to the United States, where he completed his studies with Ann Schein and Nina Svetlanova, as well as participating in regular classes with Leon Fleisher, winning first prize in the Mieczyslaw Munz Piano Competition.
From 1997 to 2008, Graham Fitch was Associate Professor, Head of Keyboard at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town, from where he travelled extensively to perform and teach. An international tour of Bach’s Goldberg Variations elicited rapturous reviews on four continents, and invitations to return to Australia, New Zealand and the USA. He gave recitals, masterclasses and keynote addresses at several consecutive Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conferences in Australia, and has been in residence at London’s Royal Academy of Music.
Graham is a regular writer for Pianist Magazine, and has many video demonstrations on the magazine’s YouTube channel. His popular blog,, led to a series of 4 e-books on piano playing and the founding of a subscription website, the Online Academy, that features his own study editions, writings and videos, as well as content from a team of international pianists and teachers.
Graham teaches privately in London, and counts among his long-term students Daniel Grimwood and James Baillieu, with many others active in the profession. In addition to teaching talented youngsters, tertiary level piano students and working with piano teachers, Graham is very interested in helping amateur pianists develop their playing. Graham is a principal tutor on The Piano Teachers’ Course (UK), and is also a regular tutor for advanced pianists at Morley College, London, and the Summer School for Pianists at Stowe. He gives frequent courses at Finchcocks and Jackdaws, annual piano courses in France and Switzerland, in addition to regular workshops and classes across the UK and internationally via Zoom.