A Change for the Better

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 Last week, I promised to continue a summary of how Frances Clark's method books were incomparable. Believe it or not, there is still more to be said about the Clark piano course. For example, did you know that the concept of a comprehensive piano library in itself was a novel idea?Contrary to many other methods, the Clark course integrated al...
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Breakthrough!

Before I begin where I left off, I have to admit that writing a blog on Frances Clark is not an easy task. Miss Clark accomplished so much that it is difficult to summarize what needs to be said. Nevertheless, I will try to describe what made her piano method unprecedented.Developing an expansive library of teaching materials was certainly a challe...
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Nothing to undo

"We must rid ourselves of the notion that in each day of practice, we make fewer mistakes than the day before."– Frances ClarkI believe that this idea is directly related to Frances' knowledge of the importance of habit. From William James: "We are copiers of our past selves." Frances often spoke of the first performance of any new piece. If the fi...
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