Keyboard Companion, Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 1993: The Editor's Page

the Editor's Pageby Richard Chronister ​Ermine Todd, who appears on the cover of this issue, dreams about playing the piano like his mommy. Preparation for making his dream come true includes moving-dancing around the room while he listens to her play such things as the Bach Preludes. The picture on this issue's cover was taken a few...
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Describe Your Own Home Practice. Why Do You Do It?

From the series, The Other Teacher: Home Practice By Elvina Pearce In all previous issues, this department has dealt with student practice. In this issue, we focus on teacher practice. Probably, regular practice on the part of teachers is something all of us find commendable.However, implementing such a good intention is not always as easy as ...
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Independence Day: Music Reading

How Do You Teach Your Students Not to Back Up and Start Over? by: Richard Chronister Our question for this issue is not worded very delicately, but none of us has a very delicate feeling when a student-for the 999th time-quits playing a few measures into a piece, looks up at us sheepishly, and says, "May I start over?" The obvious answer might be, ...
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The Magic Triangle: Teacher/Student/Parent

How Would You Describe a Good Piano Teacher? If you have ever moved from one city or state to another, you - , have gone through the careful process of finding a new doctor, dentist, aerobics teacher, dance teacher, etc. When you were searching for these new professionals to work with you and your family, you probably had an idea of exactly what ty...
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The Magic Triangle: Teacher/Student/Parent

How Would You Describe a Good Teacher? by Cathy Albergo If you have ever moved from one city or state to another, you have gone through the careful process of finding a new doctor, dentist, aerobics teacher, dance teacher, etc. When you were searching for these new professionals to work with you and your family, you probably had an idea of exactly ...
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The Editor's Page

 Southwestern artist Amado Pena's beautiful and colorful stylized portrait of four music makers against an austere stone backdrop which rises to beautiful mountain peak featured on this issue's cover was used to celebrate the famous Telluride Festival in Colorado. While we all realize that this is not a photograph of the real thing, ...
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