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Piano method review: Carol Matz's Interactive Piano Method

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by Rebecca Grooms Johnson This method offers a flexible combination of lesson books and web-based materials. The four core lesson books (Levels 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B) can be purchased as hard copies (which are mailed to the home address) or as downloadable PDFs. The hard-copy packages are moderately more expensive. Both hard-copy and downloadable Less...
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How do you incorporate RMM into your teaching?

Editor's Note : In our Summer issue an interview with Karl Bruhn introduced many of us to the concepts of Recreational Music Making (RMM) and some of the research that supports it. After reading the article, you may have said, "Sounds great, but how would I begin incorporating these concepts into my teaching?" In this issue, Brenda Dillon shar...
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Take two music lessons and call me in the morning

The keynote speaker at the 2005 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy was Karl Bruhn. This dynamic musician gave an exciting address on his work with Recreational Music Making (RMM). Mr. Bruhn has collaborated with Barry Bittman, M.D. - a leading researched in the field of mind-body medicine, who is actively leading a series of research projects...
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How did your pedagogy degree best prepare you for your current teaching situation? How could it have prepared you better?

​When  pedagogy professors get together, they often compare notes on the content and structure of their courses. But what do the students think? How do they and their learned professors know that they are getting the information and experiences that will truly prepare them to be successful piano teachers?  I have asked three former pedago...
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