• Welcome to our new website

    Welcome to our new website

    This is it! The all-new ClavierCompanion.com features access to thousands of articles on everything piano.


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  • Hélène Grimaud: Reflections in the Water

    Hélène Grimaud: Reflections in the Water

    An exclusive interview by Scott McBride Smith


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  • Pedal Uses and their Regulation

    Pedal Uses and their Regulation

    Gourmet care and feeding of the piano pedals by pianist Frederic Chiu


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    The Art of Practicing

    Ideas and tips for efficiency and effectiveness


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Having fun with scales

Having fun with scales

Yeah, right! Is it really possible to have fun playing scales? For many students, practicing scales is a chore. In fact, it is a big chore and seems to be boring and confusing while taking too much time away from practicing pieces.

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Cliburn 2017

Cliburn 2017

Every four years, piano fans gather in Fort Worth, Texas, for one of the piano world's biggest parties: the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. At this year's Cliburn—the fifteenth—Yekwon Sunwoo, 28, earned the Gold Medal.

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Studios are not just in living rooms anymore

Studios are not just in living rooms anymore

Sometimes the world brings people into your life who ignite your energy and restore your passion for teaching. Last February, I met two such individuals, Wendy Kuo and Klondike Steadman, the executive directors and owners of The Orpheus Academy

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Practicing double-thirds scales

Practicing double-thirds scales

Why study double-thirds scales? Practicing double-thirds scales facilitates the performance of similar double-thirds passages encountered in the piano literature.

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