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December 23, 2015

As I have said more than once, it is difficult to describe the graduate piano pedagogy programs that were offered at The New School for Music Study because the curriculum was comprehensive in scope. At the end of my last blog, I pointed out that nothing was left unexamined, including the business of...

October 13, 2015

Editor’s note: Julie Baskinger was on faculty at The New School for Music Study prior to relocating to Wisconson. In a recent conversation with Julie, I learned about her valuable and exciting contributions to a thriving community music school.

Julie Baskinger is the Program Director and 2nd-in-charg...

One of our greatest responsibilities as teachers is to provide our students with the skills and strategies to practice and improve independently. In working to attain this goal, we carefully plan our students’ course of study, meticulously analyze their pieces, and walk our students through detailed...

Recently, I interviewed a prospective student; a delightful, curious, 5-year old boy.  Prior to the meeting, his mother informed me that he had been studying privately for two years already, at first taking three lessons per week, and more recently, two lessons per week.  I was intrigued to see what...

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