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Webinar Registration for "From OK to WOW: Making Competent Performances Exceptional"

Join The Frances Clark Center and Ingrid Clarfield  on  Wednesday, December 11, at 11:00am. Register now From OK to WOW: Making Competent Performances Exceptional With more than 50 years of teaching experience, Professor Ingrid Clarfield will share her pedagogical insights into turning ordinary performances into an extraordinary...
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Webinar Registration for "Teaching to Video--A New Pedagogical Experience"

Join The Frances Clark Center and Dr. David Cartledge on  Wednesday, November 20, at 11:00am. Register now Teaching to Video--A New Pedagogical Experience The world of education is rapidly changing. Students seem to have their heads buried in electronic devices at all times and their world of Instagram and Youtube is a world of on-de...
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Webinar Registration for "Preparing for Sonatinas"

Join The Frances Clark Center and Marvin Blickenstaff on  Wednesday, November 6, at 11:00am. Register now Preparing for Sonatinas Sonatinas lie at the heart of the intermediate and advancing repertoire we teach. For most students, sonatinas are the gateway to classical style. We assign a sonatina and work diligently to achieve accura...
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Webinar Registration for "Purposeful Approaches for Introducing Elementary Repertoire"

Join The Frances Clark Center and Dr. Sara Ernst on Wednesday, September 18, at 11:00am for the next Teacher Education Webinar! Register now Purposeful Approaches for Introducing Elementary Repertoire Exemplary teaching of elementary piano repertoire has occurred when the student returns to the next lesson playing with enjoyment, accurate...
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Teaching with Technology: New Tools For the Piano Studio

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Gurlitt: Aus dem Norden, Op. 130, No. 21

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Preparation and Presentation  Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one. ​ Kohler: Etude in F Major, op. 190, no. 27 Diabelli: Vivace in C Major, op. 125, no. 7 any pieces that involve playing a LH broken-chord accompaniment against a lyrical RH melody, in either 3/4 or 3/8 Creative activities to explore...
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Clementi: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, I. Allegro

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Preparation and Presentation  Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one: ​ Lynn Freeman Olson – Beginning Sonatinas Nancy Faber - Classic Sonatina in C Major Dennis Alexander - Simply Sonatinas Theodore Latour - Sonatina No. 1 in C Major Thomas Attwood - Sonatina in G Major Creative activities to explore...
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Burgmüller: Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15

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Preparation and Presentation Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one: ​ Burgmüller - Arabesque Rossi - Atacama Desert Atwood - Sonatina Kabalevsky – Clowns Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate success: ​ What ...
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Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39

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Preparation and Presentation Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one: ​ Beethoven - Ecossaise in G Major, WoO 23 Niamath - Playful Puppy Niamath - Penguins Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate success: ​ Learn...
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Celebrating our colleague, Bruce Berr

We are blessed in our profession to have opportunities to interact with the best in our field—the best teachers, colleagues, friends. Such has been the case for teachers across the country with our colleague, Bruce Berr. Bruce had been an Associate Editor with Keyboard Companion and Clavier Companion since 1997. Recently, he wrote a regular column ...
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DIGITAL ONLY CONTENT: Speak out! Five-and-a-half minutes with composer, pianist, teacher, and editor, Keith Porter-Snell

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Keith, this column is generally reserved for composers , but you are much more than this as a pianist, composer, teacher, and editor. Which hat do you like best? That's a difficult question. I think of myself first as a pianist, but that's because it's the genesis for everything else I do. Teaching has been an inexhaustible fascination for me since...
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Digital-Only: Piano Palooza in Cleveland!

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Over 50 young musicians had a fun-filled time at Piano Palooza, a carnival of music games for elementary-level piano students ages 12 and under. Participants visited game stations, collected a "punch" for each game played, then traded a completed card for a prize. Piano Palooza grew out of a smaller event that Avon Lake (OH) teacher Lynette Gray fi...
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100 Days of Practice?

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Our student, Maria Willertz, recently stood on the stage of Steinway Hall in Cincinnati proudly displaying her certificate for having practiced 100 days in a row, an accomplishment we achieved together by providing a positive environment in which to practice, conveying clear expectations of how to practice, and evoking encouragement to help keep he...
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Remembering Jane Bastien

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Editor's note: These are longer versions of the articles from the May/June 2018 print version of Clavier Companion. Becoming Friends with Jane by Keith Porter-Snell I met Jane Smisor Bastien in the Spring of 1993, at the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition and Conference , in Palm Desert, California. Jane was teaching masterclas...
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DIGITAL-ONLY CONTENT: The Harmony Program celebrates 10 years of service to New York City.

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Celebrating the success of its students and the vital role music plays in shaping communities in the New York City metro area This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Harmony Program, an organization that brings free instrumental music education into under-served communities across New York City and Long Island. Over the past ten years, the Harm...
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Digital-Only Content: Dartington Hall celebrates 70 years!

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Dartington Hall is a creative institution and historical meeting ground for those hungry to explore a new musical landscape, renowned for its compelling and diverse community of performers, composers and thinkers. Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the internationally renowned Summer School is at the heart of everything Dartington stands for. The 14...
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DIGITAL ONLY CONTENT: Speak out! Five-and-a-half minutes with composer, Glenda Austin

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What kind of composer are you?  I would say I am a "fly by the seat of my pants" composer. At least it's been that way for the last several years. It seems I have very little time to just sit down and compose. I teach general music in school, accompany several choirs and vocal lessons at the local University, and play weekly at a Methodist chu...
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Bea's Keys: Tips for teachers

Beatrice N. Carney passed away on January 28 at the age of 99 (her obituary can be found at the end of this article). Her accepted publication for Clavier Companion  ​was written when she was 97 years old, submitted when she was 98. Her daughter wrote, informing the editors of her passing. It is our privilege to honor Bea's memo...
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I was a friend of Bea's for many years. She was the most creative, energetic, entertaining person to be around. I learned more abo... Read More
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very smart tips and she looks like an amazing person.
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Autism and Piano Study: A Basic Teaching Vocabulary

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