Musician & Activist: A Conversation with Kayo Anderson

Kayo Anderson is a musician with LA Community Action Network (LA CAN), who works with Skid Row artists, many of whom are former industry-level musicians, to understand their unique challenges and help them facilitate their return to employability.In the United States, employment brings personal satisfaction but also stability for necessities such a...
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Winter 2020 Editor's Letter: The Transformative Power of Music

As pianists and educators, many of us excel at creating meaningful musical opportunities for students and audiences whose backgrounds are similar to our own. But, how might we serve people whose experiences are different from ours, in their own communities, in ways that enable them to participate in personal music making (or "musicking," as Christo...
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Schumann: A Little Piece, Op.68, No.5

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneBerens: Op. 70, No. 8 & No. 23Christopher Norton: Duet for One (from The Microjazz Collection 1) Czerny: Op. 777, No. 3Konrad Kuhner: School of Etudes, No. 1(right before or after) Schumann: Op. 68, No. 3 Get Ready: creative ac...
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Spring 2019: Editor's Page

Performance PracticeI began subscribing to Clavier within the first month of my undergraduate studies; it was required reading in my studio, but it became essential reading as I developed my piano skills. I initiated my Keyboard Companion subscription once I moved to the United States for graduate studies and became mo...
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How Sleep Impacts Learning (And Why We Should All Sleep More!)

Healthy Playing, Healthy Teaching, Vanessa Cornett, Editor A common refrain among teachers in the developed world is that twenty-first-century students are over-scheduled, anxious, and unable to focus during their limited practice time.1 Compounding these stress, anxiety, and distraction issues for my students is that they are awake late ...
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January/February 2019: Editor's Page

Celebrating Ten Years of Clavier Companion: Returning to Our Roots and Embracing ChangeIf we do not change, we risk failing to grow and evolve as human beings. The same can be said for organizations and for resources that we depend on for our professional development. At the dawn of the new year, I am pleased...
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November/December 2018: Editor's Page

Celebrating American MusicIn this issue, we celebrate American music by taking a closer look at two composers. One whose name and music is familiar throughout the world; the other remains largely unknown even to professional musicians in her home country. In Celebrating Leonard Bernstein at 100, you'll have a...
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Making Music Throughout Adulthood: Best Practices in Teaching Piano to Adults of All Ages

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. File Name: Making Music Throughout Adulthood - Handout File Size: 123 kb Download File
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What a wonderful webinar on this important topic, thank you, Pamela!
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September/October 2018: Editor's Page

New Beginnings September, this moment of new beginnings for both teachers and students, always seems to me like a time when anything might be possible. After several decades of teaching, I still look forward to the first day of classes and the first week of lessons as much as I did when I was a student. As teacher...
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How do you help an adult student who has ingrained poor technical habits?

from the series: ​It's Never Too Late: Adult Piano Study Michelle Conda, Editorby The Adult Learning Committee of the National Conference on Keyboard PedagogyOkay, let's face it - I'm not talking about the good habits your adult students have, but the bad habits that form the foundation of so many recreational pianists' technique. We...
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