L. Scott Donald is the owner of Studio A, a private piano studio and music consulting business in Austin, TX. He is also on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, MI, and American Voices, a non-governmental organization that provides instruction in countries emerging from conflict and isolation.

NCKP 2019 Pedx9 Preview: Teaching Music in Lebanon Part I

 As a young musician growing up in Greenville, SC, I never thought I would utter the phrase, "I'm going to the Middle East to teach piano!" And yet this summer will be my fourth visit to Lebanon to teach and learn from some amazing students. How did this come about? What possessed me to risk what many friends advised was too dangerous an adven...
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Developing sound expectations: Does the sound match the picture?

How do we develop a student's sense of musical awareness in performance? So often the wonderfully phrased and dynamically diverse musical performance in a lesson becomes a lifeless memory of its former glory when presented in public. How do we help our students develop the ability to maintain this musicality when performing for their families and f...
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Amy Glennon
Wonderful article!
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:52
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