• September/October 2018 issue

    September/October 2018 issue

    Seymour: More than an introduction

    Seymour Bernstein's career has had wide-ranging success in a variety of stratospheres—
    first as concert pianist, and then continuing as teacher, author, composer, and frequent lecturer.
    Interview by Jerry Wong.

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  • September/October 2018 issue

    September/October 2018 issue

    An interview with Seymour Fink, master technician

    Seymour Fink has dedicated his life to teaching, performance, and the study of piano technique.
    His sixty-year teaching career has included appointments at Yale, SUNY Binghamton, and Capital University.
    Scottt McBride Smith joins him for an exclusive interview.

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  • Timeless Teaching Videos

    Timeless Teaching Videos

    View the fourth episode from a 1989 interview with Frances Clark.
    Inspirational segments curated from The Frances Clark Center's rich archives.


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    View complete 17 min video (subscribers)
  • RCM Theory Apps

    RCM Theory Apps

    Practice drills that help your students master theory — in between classes!


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Teaching Foundational Technique: Warm-Ups

Teaching Foundational Technique: Warm-Ups

We hope that you have been enjoying our "Timeless Teaching Videos". We are excited to share not only videos from our archives, but also new videos that are full of timeless teaching advice. We recently launched a new series - Teaching Foundational Technique: Mastering the essentials with Marvin Blickenstaff. In this second video, Marvin discussed warm-up practices for piano playing.

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Making Music Throughout Adulthood: Best Practices in Teaching Piano to Adults of All Ages

Making Music Throughout Adulthood: Best Practices in Teaching Piano to Adults of All Ages

If you missed our most recent webinar with Dr. Pamela Pike, click here to access the archives. Sonata and Concerto subscribers can access our previous webinars here too.

This engaging session explores ideas for working with adult students aged 20 through 100+. Dr. Pike will highlight research on lifespan development theories and discuss cognition, vision, hearing, and motor skill changes that are typical during each decade of life.

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The Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund

The Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund

The Frances Clark Center is thrilled to announce the generous and transformative gift received from renowned teacher Elvina Truman Pearce. This unprecedented legacy gift has been donated by Mrs. Pearce to advance the mission of the Center through meaningful and high-quality teacher education. Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer Snow expressed, "We are overwhelmed and deeply grateful to Elvina for her extraordinary gift. This exceptional contribution establishes the Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund that is dedicated to the highest quality teacher education resources, programs, and courses through the Frances Clark Center. Through her generosity, Elvina continues to support the future development of the profession."

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