Frances O. Clark (1905-1998) is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on keyboard music education in the twentieth century. Along with Louise L. Goss, she founded the New School for Music Study, a center for music learning and teacher training in Princeton, NJ. She was the lead author of The Music Tree and the Frances Clark Library for...

Frances O. Clark (1905-1998) is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on keyboard music education in the twentieth century. Along with Louise L. Goss, she founded the New School for Music Study, a center for music learning and teacher training in Princeton, NJ. She was the lead author of The Music Tree and the Frances Clark Library for Piano Students. Clavier Companion has presented some of her most relevant and timeless columns from the Clavier magazine series "Questions and Answers." The entire series was compiled in the book Questions and Answers, published by The Frances Clark Center and available on Amazon.

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Conversations, Part 3

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September/October 2018: Questions & Answers

As students return to their studies this fall, we offer timeless advice from Frances Clark's book  Questions and Answers , the compilation of her original monthly column in Clavier. 1 Every fall I feel the need for a shot in the arm to get me motivated for the year's teaching. Do you have a list of incentives for better teaching that might hel...
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Perspectives on teaching

This previously unreleased footage is an excerpt of a 1989 address given by Frances Clark at the State University of New York. Closed captions are available. Just click and toggle the "CC" button in the lower right of the video player.
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What a treat to be able to hear Francis Clark speak! I'm so glad you included this. I thoroughly enjoyed her discussion on teachin... Read More
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A Philosophy of Piano Pedagogy

Editor's note: In this issue's column we present the conclusion of one of Frances Clark's popular lectures from the 1970s—"A Philosophy of Piano Pedagogy." The first part of this lecture can be found in our May/June 2013 issue.  Where can we turn to learn something more about the art of teaching? We can turn first to our own learning experienc...
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A Philosophy of Piano Pedagogy

Editor's note: In this issue's column we present the first half of one of Frances Clark's popular lectures from the 1970s—"A Philosophy of Piano Pedagogy."  Have you ever attempted the impossible? Well, that's what I'm about to do—discuss a philosophy of piano pedagogy in thirty minutes! The reason I dare attempt this is because everyone in th...
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