Letters to the Editor: May/June 2017

Dear Editor, My wife is a retired piano teacher and has been a long-time subscriber to your magazine and its precursors. As a music lover, I like to read it too and appreciate it very much. But I must object to your foray into identity politics ("Walk a mile in your neighbor's shoes," Jan/Feb 2017). From a practical point of view, what is a piano t...
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News and Notes: March/April 2017

Preventing overuse injuries Unlike acute injuries, which occur after a single traumatic event, overuse injuries manifest over time as a result of repetitive motion. Like athletes, pianists are at risk for overuse injuries in the hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder muscles and tendons. Additionally, music teachers often need to work with students who hav...
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November/December 2016

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September/October 2016

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Powerful patterns

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It always makes my day and warms my heart when my students "get it," when they experience an "ah-ha," when understanding dawns, when recognition lights up their eyes. It's the reason I still love teaching music after thirty years.  One of those moments occurred in a recent lesson when sisters Georgie and Carly were working on their duet, Falli...
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March/April 2016

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January/February 2016

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July/August 2015

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Problem solved! Seeking solutions online. Part 1: Blogs

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As a pedagogy professor, I try to keep my students abreast of the latest publications and teaching approaches, maintain an up-to-date pedagogy library, and offer flexible office hours. So it was a humbling and eye-opening experience recently when a graduate student stopped by my open door and said "I was stuck on what to do with Billy, so I went on...
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May/June 2015

May/June 2015
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2014 Clavier Companion Collegiate Writing Contest

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In the Spring of 2014, Clavier Companion sponsored its seventh annual Collegiate Writing Contest, inviting college students from around the world to submit 1,500 word essays on a pedagogical topic of their choice. The esteemed panel of judges was comprised of Linda Christensen, Andrea McAlister, and Lesley Sisterhen McAllister. We extend our congra...
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Remembering Van Cliburn

Remembering Van Cliburn
Earlier this year, the musical world lost one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century. Van Cliburn was the first (and only) classical musician to receive a ticker-tape parade, the first classical musician to sell more than one million copies of a record. He played for royalty, heads of state, and every U.S. President from Harry Tru...
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November/December 2010

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