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An Interview with Anton Nel

An Interview with Anton Nel
Solo recitals in Mexico and South Carolina, featuring works by Granados, Debussy, Beethoven, and Chopin. Performances of the Grieg and Schumann concerti with orchestras in Indiana and Illinois. A violin and piano duo recital in Austin performing sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, and Franck. Another duo recital the following night, featuring sonatas for...
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What aspects of teaching rhythm are the most difficult for your intern teachers?"

Yes, you may remember seeing this same topic previously in this Department—twice! When pedagogy teachers are confronted with this question (either artificially by us in this magazine, or in reality in their classrooms by the inherent complexity of helping other people learn how to teach effectively), crucial facets of teaching that are important to...
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How do you use mobile computing devices (such as smart phones, portable listening devices, and tablets) in your teaching?

Just when we have reached the point where traditional, personal computers have become ubiquitous in the home, modern society has become inundated with new mobile computing devices. These mobile devices are basically computers disguised as cellphones, listening devices, and e-readers. As Apple's Steve Jobs has informed us, we can now carry the Inter...
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A survey of current methods: Bastien Piano Basics

This issue continues Clavier Companion's survey of piano methods. Each article in this series has three sections—an introductory synopsis by the Associate Editor, two articles written by teachers who have used the method extensively in their studios, and a response from the authors of the method surveyed in the previous issue. We hope that you find...
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Life after graduate school: The importance of a mentor

Editor's note:  Clavier Companion is committed to bringing you the best writing from teachers and artists who are established leaders in our field. The perspective of our future leaders remains important as well, and we want to provide emerging professionals with an opportunity to express their ideas and opinions. Development will appear ...
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Basic crescendo: What is wrong with it?

Basic crescendo: What is wrong with it?
The crescendo. It is a basic and universal musical concept, one of those words that has drifted out of the realm of music and into the everyday lexicon to describe anything that is building, increasing, gathering momentum. The concept (getting louder) is easy enough for beginners to grasp in their first lessons, yet accomplished artists expend a gr...
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Medical issues facing adult students

"Growing old is not for the weak in spirit." Although I've heard this adage countless times, I finally know what it means. For me, 2010 ushered in a series of medical mishaps, medications, and miracles. I'm now a cancer survivor, yet I feel that surviving the myriad of prescriptions is another story. I always knew I would grow older, but I nev...
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Progressive progressions

​Something wonderful happened to me this year: I was assigned a new student, Chris (not his or her real name), who is a very talented pianist, and who studied with a fine teacher. Chris always arrives at every lesson motivated, eager, and excited, but even more fascinating is Chris' desire to start each lesson with scales! Chris asks me for a key, ...
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Prokofiev's Music for Children, Op. 65

​When Sergei Prokofiev returned to the Soviet Union to live after many years in the West, many were surprised; and he was probably even more surprised himself when his compositional style was soon publicly attacked and condemned by the Soviet government and press. Newly released documents are giving greater insight into the life, struggles, and mus...
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Winds of Change

​In the ongoing effort to stimulate my students, I have occasionally tried an all-studio repertoire project. For example, in the winter of 2009 my students performed two recitals devoted to the complete solo piano music of Maurice Ravel. This turned out to be a splendid choice: two quite advanced students had already undertaken Gaspard de la Nuit a...
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