Dr. Robin Hancock has been on the piano faculty at Brigham Young University since 1994. He knew Paul Pollei for more than thirty years: first, as a master’s degree student and then as a mentor, colleague, and close friend on the BYU piano faculty. Robin is a current member of the American Piano Quartet founded by Paul, and as such traveled with...

Dr. Robin Hancock has been on the piano faculty at Brigham Young University since 1994. He knew Paul Pollei for more than thirty years: first, as a master’s degree student and then as a mentor, colleague, and close friend on the BYU piano faculty. Robin is a current member of the American Piano Quartet founded by Paul, and as such traveled with Paul on many tours where he personally witnessed Paul’s extraordinary pedagogy and his charismatic engagement with all members of the global piano community.

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Pedagogical treasures from Paul Pollei

Paul Pollei, popularly known as the "ambassador of the piano," passed away in July 2013 in Provo, Utah, leaving behind friends and colleagues on many continents, who loved him and his enthusiasm for life. He was a champion of piano pedagogy and all facets of the wide world of piano performance. He loved the art and science of teaching teachers. He ...
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