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Simply Genius: An interview with Evgeny KissinIn an exclusive interview, Kissin shares about his own piano study, lists his favorite performances by other pianists, and divulges his greatest fear.
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Clavier Companion Teacher Profile: Madame Olga SamaroffMore than sixty years after her death, this remarkable woman is still impacting music education. What molded her?
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At Clavier Companion, we pride ourselves on being the piano magazine that is written for piano teachers by piano teachers. Our editors’ workdays look very much like yours—entrenched in the business of teaching, whether it be in the university setting or in a private studio.
We asked our editors to give us an idea of the new ideas, teaching tools, and curriculum they are excited about this semester, and here are a few of their responses:
Hearing the entire assignment at the beginning of the lesson.
Gleaned from Richard Chronister's A Piano Teacher's Legacy, this concept has improved the practicing of my students. Because they know I will hear everything at the beginning of the lesson, they do not neglect certain pieces or exercises as readily. Once I hear the assignment, I can then decide which items to work with first. –Steve Betts, Managing Editor
Clavier Companion is proud to sponsor this exciting contest showcasing the talent of tomorrow's teachers!
Grand Prize: Publication in a forthcoming issue of Clavier Companion.
Secondary Prizes: Publication on the Clavier Companion website.
Writers are free to choose any topic relating to the field of piano pedagogy and write a 1,500 word article. Submissions must be received by June 1st, 2014.
To download the official rules and regulations for the 2014 Clavier Companion Collegiate Writing Contest, click here.
To read the two runner up essays for the 2013 Writing Contest, click here.