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In this issue...Self-learning apps and programs: Friend or foe?Clavier Companion closely examines some of the apps, computer programs, and websites focused on piano instruction. Although an app can ever replace the care, wisdom, and craft of a master teacher, we found aspects of many of these programs that can enhance and expand upon a traditional teaching experience.

In this issue...

Self-learning apps and programs: Friend or foe?

Clavier Companion closely examines some of the apps, computer programs, and websites focused on piano instruction. Although an app can ever replace the care, wisdom, and craft of a master teacher, we found aspects of many of these programs that can enhance and expand upon a traditional teaching experience.
Also in this issue...A Life Among Legends: An impresario looks backClavier Companion is pleased to publish excerpts from Jacques Leiser's memoirs, and this article excerpts detail some of Leiser’s experiences as an agent, impresario, and photographer with the great pianist Sviatoslav Richter.

Also in this issue...

A Life Among Legends: An impresario looks back

Clavier Companion is pleased to publish excerpts from Jacques Leiser's memoirs, and this article excerpts detail some of Leiser’s experiences as an agent, impresario, and photographer with the great pianist Sviatoslav Richter.
Also in this issue...Are you a workaholic?There are three underlying dimensions to workaholism: work involvement, drive, and work enjoyment. Add the fact that piano teachers work from home, and it is easy to see why this is a struggle in our profession. In this article, learn how to make positive changes in your life to promote health, prevent burnout, and live life to its full beauty.

Also in this issue...

Are you a workaholic?

There are three underlying dimensions to workaholism: work involvement, drive, and work enjoyment. Add the fact that piano teachers work from home, and it is easy to see why this is a struggle in our profession. In this article, learn how to make positive changes in your life to promote health, prevent burnout, and live life to its full beauty.
Also in this issue...Keyboard StiffnessAll pianists, both amateur and professional, exhibit some degree of stiffness in their keyboard action. This articles demonstrates solutions to maximize relaxation of the forearms and wrists, and can introduced in the earliest stages of training.

Also in this issue...

Keyboard Stiffness

All pianists, both amateur and professional, exhibit some degree of stiffness in their keyboard action. This articles demonstrates solutions to maximize relaxation of the forearms and wrists, and can introduced in the earliest stages of training.
Now for iPad and iPhone...The Clavier Companion appWith the Clavier Companion app, subscribers have full access to all the content of the print magazine, plus enhanced multimedia features complementing selected articles. Receive Clavier Companion the moment it is published, and enjoy access to purchased issues for life! Prices start at just $4.99!

Now for iPad and iPhone...

The Clavier Companion app

With the Clavier Companion app, subscribers have full access to all the content of the print magazine, plus enhanced multimedia features complementing selected articles. Receive Clavier Companion the moment it is published, and enjoy access to purchased issues for life! Prices start at just $4.99!

the piano magazine writing contest

 

Clavier Companion is proud to sponsor this exciting contest showcasing the talent of tomorrow's teachers!

Grand Prize: Publication in a forthcoming issue of Clavier Companion.

Secondary Prizes: Publication on the Clavier Companion website.

Writers are free to choose any topic relating to the field of piano pedagogy and write a 1,500 word article.  Submissions must be received by June 1st, 2016.  

To download the official rules and regulations for the 2016 Clavier Companion Collegiate Writing Contest, click here.

 

To read the two runner up essays for the 2014 Writing Contest, click here.