Happy 80th Birthday, Leon Fleisher! Nearly four score of legendary music-making: Part one

from the series: The Word Around Us: News & Views Appearances on 60 Minutes, NPR, and CBS Tonight; features in The New York Times, People, Vanity Fair, and Reader's Digest; blog reminiscences from a childhood neighbor; Grammy Award nominations and an Academy Award nomination for a film documentary about his life; recipient of the Kenn...
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What is our role in teaching music as culture?

from the series: The World Around Us: News & Views Helen Smith Tarchalski, Editor  Because I am a dedicated music educator like you, my studio probably resembles yours - all of my students are eager to practice, their parents' idea of a family outing is attending a classical music concert, and television and video games are not w...
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How do you respond when a student says, "I want to pursue a career in music"?

from the series: The World Around Us: News & Views Helen Smith Tarchalski, Editor Inform your students by Helen Smith Tarchalski Many years ago, I read a memorable article in a publication from my Alma Mater, Peabody Conservatory, that was written by the Director of Admissions, David Lane. It was an amusing, and at the same time,...
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Views: An interview with the Bastiens

from the series: The World Around Us: News and Views Helen Smith Tarchalski, Editor Introduction The Bastien name and outstanding early-level piano materials are often considered synonymous. With more than 300 books published in 13 languages, the Bastiens' influence on millions of teachers and students, coupled with the entire family's partici...
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Views: How do you help to make your students' lessons more relevant to their lives?

from the series: The World Around Us: News and Views Helen Smith Tarchalski, Editor Becoming familiar with our students' favorite movies, books , and activities provides a wealth of context in teaching. I believe that good teaching is comparable to good parenting. I can't think of a better way to capture stud...
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Views: What Factors Do You Consider When Setting Tuition Rates?

The World Around Us: News and Views Helen Smith Tarchalski, Editor Charging appropriate tuition rates benefits all involved. I told Lionel that this is going to be very expensive, so he must follow directions and practice a lot. Piano lessons are very important to us, but we're not going to fool around when this kind of money is being invested...
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