Dr. Margarita Denenburg is Assistant Professor of Keyboard Studies at Heidelberg University, where she teaches applied piano and pedagogy, among other courses. She recently presented Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with pianist Dr. Gerald Evans, culminating with concerts in Chambery and Le Bourget-du-Lac, France. Cleveland Music Blog called their...

Dr. Margarita Denenburg is Assistant Professor of Keyboard Studies at Heidelberg University, where she teaches applied piano and pedagogy, among other courses. She recently presented Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with pianist Dr. Gerald Evans, culminating with concerts in Chambery and Le Bourget-du-Lac, France. Cleveland Music Blog called their performance “breathtakingly beautiful,” while American composer Jeffery Mumford hailed their efforts as a “refreshing fidelity to the composer’s intentions.”

Dr. Margarita Denenburg is Assistant Professor of Keyboard Studies at Heidelberg University, where she teaches applied piano and pedagogy, among other courses. She recently presented Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with pianist Dr. Gerald Evans, culminating with concerts in Chambery and Le Bourget-du-Lac, France. Cleveland Music Blog called their performance “breathtakingly beautiful,” while American composer Jeffery Mumford hailed their efforts as a “refreshing fidelity to the composer’s intentions.”

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Pianist and pedagogue Joseph Hofmann states: "To transmit one's matured conception to one's auditors requires a considerable degree of mechanical skill, and this skill, in its turn, must be under absolute control of the will." 1 After all, how can a pianist be expressive in his or her playing without the necessary preparation? Today we witness pian...
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Using Social Media in Private Lessons: Why the Future of Learning Piano Needs to Include Social Media

Over the last decade, social media has blended into our existence, becoming a significant part of our daily life and society. Today, most of us are using some form of social media. It's simplicity, convenience, and local/global capability has changed the way we access and share information with each other. Sharing ideas through social media has man...
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Using video recording to improve your teaching

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Do you remember teaching your very first piano lesson, perhaps facing a "scary" five-year-old boy or girl, not knowing what to do, how to do it, or even where to start? When I teach piano pedagogy to university students, they are often interested in learning how to survive that first terrifying teaching day. While I must help students acquire funda...
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