How Do You Motivate Your Teenagers?

For the rare student, motivation just seems to take care of itself, but with many teens, the problem of motivation can seem to be beyond the reach of a teacher's best efforts. Yet, both of the contributors to this issue of KEYBOARD COMPANION have had notable success in their work with students of this age.Despite ...
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How do you find the musical messages in a piece of music?

​The task of responding to this question is daunting, especially if one considers that musicians and philosophers have argued about the nature of music, and of musical communication, for centuries. Yet, I do not believe that the task is impossible.Certainly one way to find the musical messages in a piece of music is by careful, theoretical analysis...
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How Do You Encourage a Student's Involvement in the Movement of Music?

Movement in music occurs on many levels. It can be felt in one's body as a conscious - or unconscious - physical response to a vibrant march, a soothing lullaby, or some other sort of music. It can be studied through a consideration of issues related to pulse, rhythm, phrase structure, phrase shape, and musical form. And, in teaching, physical move...
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