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Webinar Registration: Concept Preparation

Join The Frances Clark Center on Wednesday, February 13, at 11am for the next Teacher Education Webinar!

Concept Preparation: The Missing Link
This webinar will explore one of Frances Clark's most important teaching principles - students must be prepared for all new concepts before they are presented. This is easily applied to all teaching methods. Simple and clear ideas on how to successfully prepare students will be presented for new learning in the following areas: rhythm/pulse, expressive markings, technique, practice, reading, and basic theory concepts. Just a few minutes in each lesson addressing this most basic cornerstone of good teaching will bring greater success to teachers of all methods.

Craig Sale, of Tucson, AZ, is a pianist, teacher, workshop clinician, author, and editor. For thirty years he served as Director of the Preparatory and Community Piano Program at Concordia University Chicago, where he created a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy curriculum and taught the university courses in piano pedagogy. He is a frequent adjudicator at contests and festivals for piano students.

Craig is Senior Editor for Clavier Companion: The Piano Magazine and Director of Online Course Content for the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. He served as editor for the highly praised book, The Success Factor in Piano Teaching by Elvina Pearce. He is the co-author of The Music Tree: Activities 3 and The Music Tree: Activities 4 (published by Alfred Publishing Co.) and is an Educational Consultant for the Frances Clark Library for Piano Students. He has presented master classes and workshops for piano teachers across the United States, including presentations at MTNA and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.

Craig holds performance degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, and a Professional Teaching Certificate from the New School for Music Study where he studied piano pedagogy with Frances Clark and Louise Goss. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Frances Clark Center, and is a member of Tucson Music Teachers Association, Arizona Music Teachers Association, and MTNA.
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Handel: Gavotte in G Major, HWV 491 ("Rigaudon")
Teaching Foundational Technique: Arpeggios Part 2
 

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