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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...

November 20, 2017

I arrived in Kingston, NJ, in 1977 after being accepted into the New School for Music Study’s Piano Pedagogy Certificate program.  I lived right across the street in a house that had been the wheelwright shop in the 1800’s for stagecoach repairs, as Kingston is located just halfway between Philadelp...

July 1, 2016

We are at the close of another busy, but productive school year, and our faculty members are already looking forward to next year. At The New School for Music Study, lesson planning is ongoing, and school events that are scheduled year round are arranged well ahead of time.Even though I am still tea...

May 22, 2016

To recap, I am returning to my timeline that highlights the accomplishments of Frances Clark and Louise Goss. In addition to what I have already shared, I am adding some new information, including a list of the many awards Miss Clark received over the course of her career. The following was obtained...

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