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Closer look: Grade by Grade Piano

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A bonanza for creative teachers and students A teacher places a spanking-new repertoire book in front of a student. "We're going to learn a contemporary piece," the teacher says. The student notices, however, that the piece was composed in 1945. "How," the student asks herself, "can this music be contemporary?" Living human beings write new pieces ...
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Method reviews return! A review of Piano Safari

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Method reviews return! In 2009, Clavier Companion began a series of reviews exploring all of the major piano methods published at that time. Two years later, the series concluded and we had covered twelve major methods! (You can access these articles collected into a special digital issue on the claviercompanion.com website.) Since then there have ...
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A survey of current methods: The Music Tree

T his issue continues Cl av i er Co m p a ni o n 's survey of piano methods. 1 Each article in this series will have 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...
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What is Appropriate at the Early Level for the Gifted Child? Do You Use a Method Book?

I can hear that sigh when some of you read this question. One long-suffering teacher said, "Gifted child? In my studio a student is 'gifted' if the weekly assignment has been practiced!!" Or, as another teacher proudly told me, "I have a gifted student- he can play ALL of the scales." After determining that the student was fourteen years old a...
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