Linda Christensen received her Ph.D. in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. After teaching collegiate piano and music technology for more than twenty years, she recently retired from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE, and is now the Director of Education for JoyTunes. She is a frequent presenter for state, national, and international...

Linda Christensen received her Ph.D. in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. After teaching collegiate piano and music technology for more than twenty years, she recently retired from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE, and is now the Director of Education for JoyTunes. She is a frequent presenter for state, national, and international conferences, She is the past-president of the Nebraska Music Teachers Association, and serves on many committees for MTNA and NCKP.

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Class piano connections: A Brazil-U.S. group piano project

Brazil
Collaboration between two foreign countries can be fraught with deadly secrets, dangers, and mysterious politics. Fortunately, in the case of piano classes in Brazil and the United States, these were not the circumstances. In fact, our collaboration fostered creativity and relationships among the students in both countries.   Beginnings When c...
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The future of piano teaching - gamification in teaching

The future of piano teaching - gamification in teaching
​ Jane McGonigal , The Future of Piano Teaching author of Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and other books, is a video game designer. In a TED talk from 2012, 1 Jane tells her inspirational, emotional story of getting a concussion that did not heal properly. This is what happened:  I was told to res...
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