Autumn 2021: Editor's Letter: Preparing for a Successful Year of Music Making

PAMELA D. PIKE, Editor in Chief and Chief Content Director As I write the editorial column for this issue, the restful summer days are waning, autumn is on the horizon, and preparations for a new year of teaching are underway. Parker Palmer reminds us that autumn "…scatters the seeds that will bring new growth in the spring…"1 This is a valuable me...
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Summer 2021: Editor's Letter: In Search of Excellent Performance & Teaching Practice

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What does it mean to be a good teacher? What separates good teachers from truly great teachers? Educators and researchers have spent untold hours studying outstanding teachers and written hundreds of papers on teaching expertise. In music and piano education, we have a rich body of work that highlights traits of effective teachers. But, as with man...
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Spring 2021: Editor's Letter: Embracing the Positi as We Emerge from our Pandemic Cocoons

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After the long, dark winter, springtime represents a time for rebirth and renewal. Yet, as we head into the second year of our new "pandemic" normal, many musicians have grown weary of what they had assumed would be temporary inconveniences—teaching online, physically distant performances, and time-shifted chamber music experiences. I'm struck by h...
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Winter 2021: Editor's Letter: Celebrating Musical Innovators

Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized on December 17, 1770, in Bonn. Although unimaginable on that winter day, his influence on generations of musicians across Europe cannot be overstated. To this day, his work occupies an enormous part of our musical canon and playing certain Beethoven sonatas remains a rite of passa...
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