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Questions and Answers
by Frances Clark
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For over 26 years piano teachers relied on Frances Clark's column in Clavier magazine for insightful, inspiring answers to their questions. Some of her best advice on subjects ranging from repertoire to fingering appears in this informative volume for piano teachers. Topics include: Lesson Plans, Rhythm, theory, Ear Training, Memorizing, Phrasing, Group Lessons, Recitals, Adult Students, and Transfer Students.

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The Success Factor in Piano Teaching: Making Practice Perfect
by Elvina Pearce
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This definitive volume contains a unique combination of encyclopedic knowledge and down-to-earth ideas that can help every piano teacher achieve extraordinary results in teaching, practicing, and performing. Jam-packed with practical teaching tips, it also includes the inspirational thoughts and recollections of one of the greatest piano teachers of the last 50 years.

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A Piano Teacher's Legacy
by Richard Chronister, edited by Edward Darling
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Richard Chronister was one of the pedagogy greats of his time. During the last forty years of the 20th century, he was a driving force for better piano teaching and better training of piano teachers. His influence reached from large universities to small independent studios, and his name was linked with both the most basic principles and the most recent research. His accomplishments were legendary. He started the first university degree program in piano pedagogy, served on six different faculties, and developed a new piano method. He was co-founder of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and the founder and editor of Keyboard Companion magazine. All his professional life he asked searching questions, such as: How can I build on children's innate love of music? How can I teach so that my students keep learning, practicing and making music? How can I teach my students to become independent learners? What can I apply to my teaching from discoveries of the past and of my own time? How can I become an acute observer of what my students are doing? And of what teachers whom I observe are doing? And of what I am doing as a teacher? This compendium contains Chronister's best answers to these questions and many more. They come from his articles, addresses and lectures. Whether speaking or writing, his style is always lucid, informal and engaging. He never pretends to have the final answer, and invited his audience to consider his advice and reach their own conclusions. This book deserves a place in the library of every serious piano teacher!

nckp2015coverProceedings of the 2015 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy
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Every two years, members from across all areas of the music profession convene at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy for several intensive days of learning, inspiration, and collegiality. This publication documents this extraordinary event. You will find full transcripts of keynote addresses, PEDxV sessions, conference workshops, and plenary sessions. Also included are reports of pre-conference seminars, as well as abstracts of research poster and pre-conference technology sessions. We hope that you find the Proceedings a resource to which you will return to repeatedly in the future, and we hope to see you at future meetings of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.

 
2013ProceedingsCoverProceedings of the 2013 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy
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Every two years, members from across all areas of the music profession convene at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy for several intensive days of learning, inspiration, and collegiality. This publication documents this extraordinary event. You will find full transcripts of keynote addresses, PEDx3 sessions, conference workshops, and plenary sessions. Also included are reports of pre-conference seminars, as well as abstracts of research poster and pre-conference technology sessions. We hope that you find the Proceedings a resource to which you will return to repeatedly in the future, and we hope to see you at future meetings of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.