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November 13, 2017

Take a seat in the New School for Music Study classroom and become a student of Frances Clark. During this first lecture of the academic year (1989), Frances illustrates the importance of keeping the three areas of music teaching in balance. 

October 3, 2017

I don't do much collecting.  In earlier days I could not throw away a lovely special issue stamp, but that has long since lost its interest. 

However, I do collect two things:

         baseball caps 

         coffee mugs...

March 9, 2016

“Do not think that just because you’ve told a student something that he knows it.” – Frances Clark

Charles Heber Clark (1841-1915) was a widely recognized industrial economist, owner and editor of The Evening Bulletin of Philadelphia, as well as member of the board of directors of the Presser Home fo...

May 27, 2015

This blog is the second posting for the pedagogy class, “The Teaching-Learning Process and the Piano Teacher.”  Today, I am sharing what I learned about practice.  Frances Clark and Louise Goss recognized that many teachers do not help students establish good practice habits.  Often, instructors jus...

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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