Martín Kutnowski is a pianist, award-winning composer, and a music education activist. His music is performed worldwide; his catalog includes two collections of solo piano music for children, “Watercolors for Ten Fingers” and “Echoes, Pictures, Riddles, and Tales” (published by FJH), both modeled after Schumann and Bartok’s famous children’s cycles. Kutnowski directs the Fine Arts Program at St. Thomas University in Canada; he has also taught at CUNY and the Aspen Music Festival, and currently maintains a busy international schedule as per-former, composer, and clinician. For more information visit www.contrapunctus.com.

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During the late 1990s, I taught piano privately in New York City to supplement my income while working on my doctorate. From time to time, the phone would ring, and I would find myself talking to prospective students. I soon learned that I did not need to feel very anxious about it, because only one thing mattered to them, and I could deliver....
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