Marvin Blickenstaff, Professar of Music at Goshen College (Indiana) where he teaches applied piano and courses in piano pedagogy and music literature, was named 1990 Teacher of the Year Vy the Indiana Music Teachers Association. With Louise Bianchi and Lynn Freeman Olson, he co-authared the series Music Pathways (earl Fischer Publishing Co.)

The Heart of the Matter: Rhythm

 Marvin Blickenstaff, Professor of Music at Goshen College (Indiana) where he teaches applied piano and courses in piano pedagogy and music literature, was named 1990 Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Music Teachers Association. With Louise Bianchi and Lynn Freeman Olson, he co-authored the series Music Pathways (Carl Fischer Publis...
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How Do You Teach Students to Feel Tempo Before Beginning to Play?

For the elementary piano student, the act of starting to play a piece of music is a complicated synthesis of many factors. Do I have the correct position? Does the piece start with skips or steps or some other interval? Where does my hand move next? Involved are several aspects of pre-hearing and thinking in the future. What sound do...
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How Do You Use Computer-Assisted Instruction to Teach Rhythm in Your Studio?

The greatest innovation in our teaching studios this past decade has been the new technology. This fact is made obvious by the topics of our teachers' association meetings, presentations at conferences, and the display areas of conventions. Each issue of KEYBOARD COMPANION has one section devoted to the new technology. The teaching of rhythm has re...
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When and how do you introduce the first rubato

Onw of the finest musicians I know, a world-famous teacher/ performer, says, "Flexibility and nuance make music human. Without them, music becomes mechanical." This idea is also expressed when Nelita True speaks of making like things different. I find that most of my young students are wonderful imitators. They delight in following my example,...
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The Heart of the Matter: Rhythm

​Marvin Blickenstaff is Professor of Music at Goshen College (Indiana) where he teaches applied piano and courses in piano pedagogy and music literature. With Louise Bianchi and Lynn Freeman Olson, he co-authored the series Music Pathways (Carl Fischer Publishing Co.). What Kind of Counting Do You Use With Beginners… and Why? by Marvin Blickenstaff...
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