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  • Open Position: Executive Director

    Open Position: Executive Director

    The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy (FCCKP) seeks a fulltime Executive Director. The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer for the organization, overseeing and coordinating operations and budgeting for the School, Conference and Magazine. This includes leadership and management of staff, fundraising, oversight of the budget, providing guidance Read More
  • Clavier Companion: The Art of Practicing

    Clavier Companion: The Art of Practicing

    Two master teachers, Scott McBride Smith and Bruce Berr, share ideas on practicing based on their decades of experience. Why do we practice? Broad questions like this will be addressed, as well as specific methods of achieving effective practice. Read More
  • NCKP 2017 Conference Artist

    NCKP 2017 Conference Artist

    We are excited to announce the NCKP 2017 conference artist is Drew Peterson, who recently won the 2017 American Pianists Association Classical Competition. A prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition, Drew has performed solo and concerto recitals in both Europe and the United States. He has been a top Read More
  • Don't forget to register!

    Don't forget to register!

    National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy will be held July 26-29 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center Hotel in Lombard, Illinois. Click here to learn more! Read More
  • Publications


    We offer publications by leaders in the field that will be of great interest to any piano teacher. They are frequently used both in collegiate pedagogy courses and by independent teachers. Recent additions include "The Success Factor in Piano Teaching" by Elvina Pearce. Read More
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