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The Future of Piano TeachingClavier Companion begins a series of articles that will address the future of piano teaching from a variety of perspectives.
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An Interview with Hélène GrimaudMulti-dimensional artist Hélène Grimaud is recognized for bringing a strong sense of individuality and innovation in her performances. Leonne Lewis joins her for an exclusive interview. Photo by Mat Hennek/DG
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2014 Collegiate Writing Contest Winning EssayWe extend our congratulations to Wen Ling Chua, whose winning essay A Closer Look at Strategies for Memorization appears in the November/December 2014 issue of Clavier Comapanion.
In 2006, I was asked by my publisher to attend a national music education conference to help market my new jazz piano method. Lacking sales experience, I somewhat nervously asked anyone who happened to pass by the exhibit booth, "Are you interested in teaching improvisation to your students?" Since most piano teachers are inherently friendly, I was relieved when most of them agreed to take a polite first look at my books. A few, however, surprised me by reacting indignantly with the likes of, “Why, certainly not!" before proceeding down the aisle (and inevitable extinction) to peruse the latest editions of Fur Elise.
A Balanced Teaching Philosophy
There’s nothing wrong with teaching what we’ve come to call classical music. It develops great technique, increases music appreciation, and develops an awareness of our musical roots.
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.
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