Dr. Jennifer Snow is the CEO and Executive Director for the Frances Clark Center.

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3). The Frances Clark Center advances its goals and serves local, national, and international audiences through its divisions: The New School for Music Study, The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Piano Magazine, and Teacher Education.

Life in Music

"Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife." - Khalil GibranReflecting on these last months, it is hard to process the overwhelming changes that have taken place all over the world because of the pandemic crisis we are enduring. I have been deeply moved by the incredible genero...
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Class Piano and COVID-19

In this unprecedented time of uncertainty around COVID-19, class piano instructors are faced with the daunting task of moving instruction online. Here are some tips from leading class piano teachers on how to make this transition. Organize your students:Assignments may take longer to complete at home. Have reasonable expectations of workload.G...
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Helpful Guidance for Piano Teachers During the COVID Crisis

In the uncertainty and confusion of the COVID-19 crisis, the music community faces unprecedented issues surrounding private and group instruction. As you consider what is best for your studio, we at the Frances Clark Center hope that you find this document helpful in your decision making and communication:Decision Making Helpful resources include t...
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Rozalie Levant
Is any lecture or Town Hall from the previous week available for watching during the following week?
Sunday, 22 March 2020 15:23
ashinnick
Yes, Rozalie, all of last week's replays are now available. Please scroll through the webinar display at the top of the page on ht... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 21:50
Anita Powell
Just want to say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Taught my first online lessons this week and I survived! And, so did my students... Read More
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Life in Music

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The year 2020 marks a new decade and a complex world for many new professionals. With the arrival of spring, many experience a rising anxiety when repeatedly asked the often-dreaded question, "What are you doing after you graduate?"The daunting challenges faced by today's new professionals are vastly different than those of previous generations. Th...
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Autumn 2019: Life in Music

The process of redesigning the Piano Magazine gave us, as an organization, the occasion to reflect and innovate. During that process, it emerged that it would be valuable to consider issues and provocative questions of our time that impact our professional and personal lives as musicians. This column is intended to pro...
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