In this issue...Ergonomically scaled piano keyboardsConsider the different shapes and sizes of everyone across the globe who plays the piano. What percentage do you think have hand spans that are ergonomically suited to the conventional keyboard? Handspan studies reveal that it is a small percentage indeed.

In this issue...

Ergonomically scaled piano keyboards

Consider the different shapes and sizes of everyone across the globe who plays the piano. What percentage do you think have hand spans that are ergonomically suited to the conventional keyboard? Handspan studies reveal that it is a small percentage indeed.
Also in this issue...Mobile technology is the new normalLearn how plugging your studio into mobile technology can provide common ground on which to foster lasting relationships with the mobile generation.

Also in this issue...

Mobile technology is the new normal

Learn how plugging your studio into mobile technology can provide common ground on which to foster lasting relationships with the mobile generation.
Also in this issue...Gamification in teachingWe explore the process of using game thinking and game mechanics to engage audiences and solve problems. Gamification projects offer the opportunity to experiment with rules, emotions, and social roles.

Also in this issue...

Gamification in teaching

We explore the process of using game thinking and game mechanics to engage audiences and solve problems. Gamification projects offer the opportunity to experiment with rules, emotions, and social roles.
Also in this issue...Beyond major and minor: a composer's understanding of chords and scales Major scales and chords are usually characterized as “happy,” while minor ones are saddled with the label “sad.” Forrest Kinney presents in this article a completely different way of understanding them.

Also in this issue...

Beyond major and minor: a composer's understanding of chords and scales

Major scales and chords are usually characterized as “happy,” while minor ones are saddled with the label “sad.” Forrest Kinney presents in this article a completely different way of understanding them.
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, 2015.  

To download the official rules and regulations for the 2015 Clavier Companion Collegiate Writing Contest, click here.

 

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