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November 7, 2014

Note from Amy Glennon:

I recently had the opportunity to visit Judith Jain’s home studio in Tampa Florida. It was a special day, because this was the last day that Judith was teaching in her home studio. Judith is now teaching at her new academy, New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy in Tampa, Florida...

July 15, 2014

I don’t think I fully realized that my idea of an “ideal class video” consists of controlled, quiet children listening intently.  This isn’t that kind of video.  My colleague, Emily Lau, videotaped portions of what seemed like a pretty challenging class.  Sometimes, when life gives you “rowdy,” you...

“Sameness is something to come home to. There should be a balance between sameness and differentness in our teaching.” – Frances Clark

Often, in my teaching, I find that I become bored with a piece or activity before my student does. I am excited to move on to the next new concept, new piece, or new...

February 24, 2014

When I taught on the college level, I would frequently assign my freshman and sophomore students a composition to be learned on their own.  No help from me.  They might listen to recordings and would sometimes play for friends, but the preparation was basically independent study. Junior and senior l...

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