Winter 2022 Pupil Saver: Rippling Spring Waltz by Estelle Ricketts

When one thinks of waltzes in piano repertoire, there is no limit to the variety of composers who have contributed to this delightful genre. It is a dance that is not only fulfilling to perform, often showing different levels of virtuosity in the right hand, but also highly pleasing for audience members. Among the many waltzes that permeate our lit...

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Questions and Answers: How to Balance Repertoire

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Questions and Answers: What is American Music

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Questions and Answers: What Pieces Do You Refuse to Teach or Perform

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Questions and Answers: How to Access Diverse Repertoire

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Question and Answers: How to Interest Advanced Students in Diverse Repertoire

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Questions and Answers: How Can We Empower Others

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Pupil Saver: Adagio in F Minor by Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Can you imagine performing a piece by a Black composer who was born into slavery? What a piece of history you would have at your fingertips! Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–1799) was a virtuoso violinist, conductor, and composer. Born in Guadeloupe, his father was a wealthy plantation owner and his mother was enslaved on the plantation. ...

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Winter 2021: Questions and Answers

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 As educators, we hold so much power in the music we choose to teach our students. When we decide which curriculum to use, we are deciding which music is most important in the canon to help our students progress. We also hold power in the music we choose not to use with our students. Pedagogues must use that innate power to decide what is cult...

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Rebroadcast in SPANISH: Teaching Elementary Students Online

Rebroadcast in SPANISH: Teaching Elementary Students Online with Leah Claiborne, Sara Ernst, Rebecca Pennington, Anna Beth Rucker, Angela Triandafillou, & Trevor Thornton (translated by Desireé González)  Did you enjoy this webinar? Please complete our brief survey to help us improve our webinar series and continue to b...

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Town Hall Discussion: Piano in Higher Education in the time of COVID-19

Town Hall Discussion: Piano in Higher Education in the time of COVID-19 with Erin Bennett, David Cartledge, Leah Claiborne, Courtney Crappell, & Margaret Young Did you enjoy this webinar? Please complete our brief survey to help us improve our webinar series and continue to bring you the highest quality resources in piano teaching. 

Timing is Everything: Establishing a Rhythm for Online Lessons

Timing is Everything: Establishing a Rhythm for Online Lessons with Elaina Burns & Leah Claiborne  Did you enjoy this webinar? Please complete our brief survey to help us improve our webinar series and continue to bring you the highest quality resources in piano teaching. 

"Assumptions:" Challenging the Racial and Economic Disparities in our Field During COVID-19

"Assumptions:" Challenging the Racial and Economic Disparities in our Field During COVID-19with Leah Claiborne, Desireé González-Miller, & Artina McCain Did you enjoy this webinar? Please complete our brief survey to help us improve our webinar series and continue to bring you the highest quality resources in piano teaching. 

Ten Things You Can Do to Diversify Your Studio

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Foreword by Artina McCain I am honored to be the editor for a column that will highlight voices of change in our musical community. If you are looking to be a part of the solution and an ally for diversity in piano education, we strive to help you achieve that goal. In the midst of racial turmoil in America, many piano teachers are wondering w...

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Pinto: Run! Run! from Memories of Childhood

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Burgmuller: Ballade Op. 100 No.15 from 25 Progressive PiecesCatherine Rollin: Prelude in D Flat Major Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement ...

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Diversity in Music: a Town Hall Discussion

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Piano Music by Black Composers: Music for all Skill Levels with Leah Claiborne (11-04-20)

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“Hidden Figures” in Piano Pedagogy: Leveling Piano Music by Black Composers

A Call for Representation  In 2016, the movie, Hidden Figures, based on the novel by Margot Lee Shetterly, put a spotlight on African American female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the 1960s. This biographical film exposed the significant contributions that Black females made to NASA du...

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