Miscellaneous

Question|Title Department Issue Authors
Have you tried teaching with all the plugs pulled? Repertoire 1990, 1-2 Martha Appleby
Can you give me a simple explanation of equal temperament? U & Your Piano 1990, 1-4 Lou Tasciotti
As a composer, what are your guidelines when writing music for early-level students? Repertoire 1990, 1-4 John Robert Poe, Robert Vandall, Dennis Alexander
How do you encourage a student's involvement in the mood of music? Motivation 1991, 2-1 Joyce Cameron
What are your guidelines when selecting early-level music for publication? Repertoire 1991, 2-1 Mary Elizabeth Clark, Gayle Kowalchyk, Carole Flatau, Barbara Kreader, Beverly McGahey
How would you describe a good piano teacher? T/S/P 1991, 2-4 93 teachers, parents, and students
How do you ensure musical experiences in early-level lessons? Motivation 1991, 2-4 Dennis Plies, Bruce Berr, Richard Chronister
What role should competitive activities play in a piano student's development? T/S/P 1992, 3-2 Mark Hansen, Brenda Conroy, Paul C. Pollei, Parents and students
How does the music industry work together to perpetuate the acoustic piano? U & Your Piano 1992, 3-2 Brenda Dillon, Tom Long, Lynn Sengstack, Ron Molen, Larry Goldsmith
How do you find the musical messages in a piece of music? Part I Motivation 1992, 3-3 Joyce Cameron, Janis Combs, Linda Rudzinski, Lee W. Reichel, Connie Anderson
How do you find the musical messages in a piece of music? Part II Motivation 1992, 3-4 Marvin Blickenstaff, Suzanne Guy, Joyce Cameron
What musical games do students enjoy most? Part I T/S/P 1993, 4-3 Marlene Skiba, Lou Ann Pope, Kathryn Schindel, Harper Academy Faculty
What do publishers look for when deciding which pieces to publish? U & Your Piano 1994, 5-1 Gayle Kowalchyk, Andrew Shaw, David Engle, Carole Flatau
What musical games and activities do your students like the most? Part II T/S/P 1994, 5-2 Karen Koch, LeAnn Halverson, Karen Soderberg, Karen Harrington, Claudia McCain
Does piano study help children in other aspects of school study? U & Your Piano 1994, 5-2 Robert A. Duke, William Westney
How do you help your music major students choose a college? U & Your Piano 1994, 5-4 Madeleine Crouch
What are the signs of talent? T/S/P 1995, 6-1 Thomas Hecht, Marcie Zinn, Jammie Wileman, Will Mailey
How do you prepare a student to be a college major? U & Your Piano 1995, 6-2 Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Norma Aucther, Maomi Oliphant, Lynn Purse
What are you learning from your students? Technique 1995, 6-4 Scott McBride Smith, Justin Call
What is your most hilarious musical moment? U & Your Piano 1996, 7-1 Madeleine Crouch, Jammie Wileman, Betty Zornosa, Sheila Signer
Is early childhood music study for every child? Music Reading 1997, 8-1 Kenneth K. Guilmartin, Elaine Harriss, Lorna Lutz Heyge
Did you know that Robert Starer has written a novel about a piano teacher? Music Reading 1997, 8-2 Robert Starer
How do you include music history in your piano lessons? U & Your Piano 1997, 8-2 Ethel Huffman, Vicki Key, Ann Fernandez
What is musicianship and how do your students practice it? Home practice 1997, 8-3 Eleanor Carlson, Kathleen Murray, Janet Mann
What kind of contests do your students enter? U & Your Piano 1997, 8-3 Gail Kopetz, Carol Mellors, Sheila Vail
Do you think students participate in too many outside activities? T/S/P 1998, 9-1 Lynne Cimorelli, Carol Winborne, Lesley Gena
Who are your musical heroes? U & Your Piano 1998, 9-4 Madeleine Crouch, Mae Merritt, Karen Austin, Judy Knudson, Marilyn Etzel
What will you find in Carol Montparker's A Pianist's Landscape? Music Reading 1999, 10-1 Carol Montparker
How do you know which instrument is right for your child? U & Your Piano 1999, 10-3 Madeleine Crouch
 What is the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy? Music Reading 1999, 10-4 Excerpts from FCCenter Prospectus
How do you teach piano to handicapped children? U & Your Piano 2000, 11-1 Marcelle Vernazza, Madeleine Crouch
How do you work with a student who plays everything loudly? Technique 2000, 11-2 Teresa de Jong Pombo, Mary Beth Shaffer, Claire Wachter
How do you use technology to help students with special learning needs? Technology 2000, 11-2 Mary Kay Archuleta
What are the benefits of developing and updating your philosophy of teaching? Perspectives 2001, 12-1 Kathleen Murray
How do you keep your students and their parents apprised of the benefits of music study? News & Views 2001, 12-1 Michael Bates, Suzanne Guy, Tom Stampfli
What do you expect your students to gain from piano study? T/S/P 2001, 12-2 An Interview With Harry Steckman by Barbara Kreader
How different is modern music? News & Views 2001, 12-2 Martha Braden, David Kraehenbuehl
How do you teach students to play softly? Technique 2001, 12-3 Jackson Leung, Karen Owen, Janice Park
How do you teach cantabile playing? How does it affect students' rhythm? Rhythm 2001, 12-3 Craig Sale
What ten things do I wish I'd known before I started teaching? News & Views 2001, 12-3 Helen Tarchalski
How (and when) do you teach phrasing? Repertoire 2001, 12-4 Karen Beres, Mariam Eley, Mary Reiff
How do you prepare students for college music auditions? T/S/P 2002, 13-1 Barbara Kreader
What resources are available to teachers working with students who have learning disabilities? Perspectives 2002, 13-1 Cynthia M. Colwell, Ann Fernandez
What are the pluses and pitfalls of student competitions? News & Views 2002, 13-1 Bonnie Kellert, Jane Magrath, Paul Pollei
What teacher was most influential in your teaching career and why? Perspectives 2002, 13-2 Bruce Berr, Marcia Bosits
Should piano teachers require the same time commitment to practice as do athletic coaches? T/S/P 2002, 13-3 Ann Clem
How do you incorporate music history into your lessons? News & Views 2002, 13-3 Kirsten Allen Foutz, Karen Koch
What qualities do you value in your piano teacher? T/S/P 2002, 13-4 Barbara Kreader
What qualities did you value in your piano teacher? T/S/P 2003, 14-1 Peggy Otwell, Edna TerMolen
How do you adapt your reading materials for students with learning disabilities? Music Reading 2003, 14-1 Alice Hammel
What advice do you give to your graduating high school seniors? News & Views 2003, 14-1 Helen Smith Tarchalski, Claire Wachter
How do early childhood music programs prepare students for formal music lessons? Perspectives 2003, 14-2 Kenneth Guilmartin, Michael Rivers
What is the difference between teaching and coaching? News & Views 2003, 14-2 Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, Marilyn Neeley
What do you tell parents/students in the pre-enrollment interview? Home practice 2003, 14-3 Lisa Caramia, Beth Jones, Sue Steck-Turner
Fernando Laires discusses the state of piano teaching - past, present, and future. News & Views 2003, 14-3 Fernando Laires
What special resources are available for teachers working with gifted students?  Perspectives 2003, 14-4 Irene Peery-Fox, Virginia Marks
Reprise: What teacher was most influential in your teaching career and why?  Perspectives 2004, 15-1 Martha F. Hilley, Samuel S. Holland
How do you incorporate ear training into your curriculum? Music Reading 2004, 15-2 Cathy Albergo, Gayle Kowalchyk, James Goldsworthy
How do you include music history in the study of repertoire? Repertoire 2004, 15-2 Renée Derstine, Jean Stackhouse, Sheila Vail
How do you recharge your teaching batteries? Perspectives 2004, 15-4 Kathleen Murray
How do you counsel a student who receives an adjudication report that conflicts with your instruction? News & Views 2004, 15-4 Maribeth Gowen, Bradford Gowen, Steven Hall
Unleashing the power of the profession: In search of the elusive "We" News & Views 2005, 16-1 Brian Chung
How has keyboard pedagogy changed over the last 20-30 years? ­ Part I Perspectives 2005, 16-2 Frances Larimer, Marienne Uszler
What can traditional piano teachers learn from "special method" programs? News & Views 2005, 16-2 Kathy Anzis, Jan Keyser, Michiko Yurko
How has keyboard pedagogy changed over the last 20-30 years? ­ Part II Perspectives 2005, 16-3 Louise Goss, Marvin Blickenstaff
When can I play?  T/S/P 2005, 16-4 Richard Chronister, Martha-Baker Jordan
What experiences in your background influenced your decision to compete in the Van Cliburn Competition for Outstanding Amateurs? Perspectives 2005, 16-4 Ann Herlong, Paul Anthony Romero
What experiences in your background influenced your decision to compete in the Van Cliburn Competition for Outstanding Amateurs? - Part Two  Perspectives 2006, 17-1 Averill Piers Baker
Who does our professional image serve? News & Views 2006, 17-1 Phyllis I. Pieffer
Why did you choose to major in music and what did everyone think about your choice? T/S/P 2006, 17-2 Kingsley Day, Fred Kern, Carol Klose, Karen and Robert Vandall
How did you develop your career in music? - Part two of an interview with Day, Kern, Klose and the Vandalls. T/S/P 2006, 17-3 Kingsley Day, Fred Kern, Carol Klose, Karen and Robert Vandall
Teaching the young child: An interview with Lorna Heyge Perspectives 2006, 17-3 Lorna Heyge
What is the buzz about the Oakton Six Piano Ensemble? Adult Piano Study 2006, 17-3 Glenna Sprague
How did your studies with a world-renowned interpreter of Chopin's music impact your own playing and teaching? Repertoire 2006, 17-4 Ann Schein, Jerry Wong

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