What Is the New Monster Concert? Part II

​Your response to the question, ​What is the new monster concert?​, in the Summer, 1994, Keyboard Companion, convinces me that many piano teachers are looking for an alternative to what, too often, has become the annual, long, boring, piano recital. I was also reminded that, as music educators, we should be ​Arts Advocates​, which ne...
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What Special Tips Do You Have for Preparing Multi-Keyboard Ensembles

from the series: ​Tomorrow Today: TechnologyRecycling is a buzzword of the '90s! You will probably agree that our topic for this issue, Multi-Keyboard Ensembles, is a recycled version of the Monster Concert. Earlier in this century, many concert pianists enjoyed this activity as a diversion. It was a way to "let down their hair" and indul...
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How Do You Use the New Technology in Group Teaching?

Although the term group teaching defies a simple definition or universal application, most piano teachers today include some type of group activity in their teaching- from regular weekly or monthly group lessons to an occasional "practice recital." Likewise, every piano teacher uses some form of technology in teac...
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What technology do you have at home and how do you use it?

    ​During the past decade many students have been exposed to technology-at school, in their piano lessons, at retail stores, arcades, MTV, etc. As a result, many families have purchased some technology for home use. What did they buy, why did they buy it, and how are they using it-that's what we asked students to tell us....
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The Editor's Page

Joy Carden is a piano teacher who believes that embracing life's surprises makes us able to do things we never dreamed we could do, or even more important, introduces us to things we have yet to even dream about. Like many of us, she taught her first piano lessons when she was still in high school–a neighbor insisted she teach her young twins....
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How does technology enhance your traditional approach to teaching?

Overheard at a piano teachers' gathering: "I'm an old-fashioned, traditional teacher and proud of it. I don't want ANY MACHINES in my studio. Mechanical devices would interfere with my personal, creative approach to teaching." Considering the source of this comment - a much-admired, highly successful piano teacher - I was forced to think about...
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Tomorrow Today: Technology

Marguerite Miller, pianist, teacher, author, adjudicator, clinician, and consultant, is Professor Emeritus at Wichita State University where she was Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Head of the Piano Pedagogy/Group Piano Program.  She is a member of the Baldwin Arts Foundation Advisory Board and the Keyboard Teachers VideoConference Committ...
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