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October 10, 2017

Editor's Note:

As teachers, parent education is a crucial part of what we do. Rebecca Pennington has written a short article which was distributed to our families at the New School for Music Study offering her perspective not only as a teacher, but as a "piano parent."  The article is shown below:


Editor's Note:

Like many busy teachers, are you catching up with your summer reading, including past issues of Clavier Companion? If so, pianopedagogy.org  would like to provide an additional resource, specifically coordinating with the "New Music Reviews" column. To subscribe to Clavier Co...

This year my son is a first grader.  I am learning that first grade is an exciting time in the development of reading skills.  Already I have noticed that he is growing tremendously as a reader.  I am thankful for his wonderful teacher who is helping him to develop these skills.  The teacher in me,...

I will never forget my first experience at NCKP (The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy).  I remember excitedly telling friends and family: “This is the best conference I have ever been to!”  I felt I learned much from each session and came away from the experience with new ideas and inspirati...

When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice – you have to put in six.

–Alicia Keys

Earlier this year, I was watching television and came across the presentation of the Gershwin Prize, honoring Billy Joel.  The Gershwin Prize is a n...

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