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February 13, 2018

Practical Piano Pedagogy, a summer intensive that began at The New School for Music Study in 2012, was developed with the idea of retaining some central and foundational elements of the New School for Music Study's 50-year teacher training program:

  1. An immersion of pre-college repertoire through c...

January 16, 2018

In the spring of 1980, I arrived for my audition at the New School along with my college piano professor, Sister M. Immaculate Severino. We were shown into the school’s “living room” teaching studio where we awaited Frances’ arrival. And what an arrival it was – “Who closed that keyboard cover?!” Fr...

May 2, 2015

I have to confess.  Conducting research can be challenging, especially if you are trying to describe a program of study that was comprehensive in scope.  Besides interviews and information from school literature, I had to find another way to summarize classroom instruction since I could not attend p...

March 11, 2015

It has been more than a few weeks since my last posting, and I am eager to start writing again.  I need to remind readers that I gave a description of how graduate students at The New School worked side-by-side with faculty members as they completed their teaching internship.  Throughout the school...

February 4, 2015

If you have not read my blogs recently, I need to bring you up to date.  In my last two postings, I talked about the orientation session for pedagogy students that was scheduled prior to the opening of the piano department.  Now, I will explain how the piano program and teaching internship were orga...

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