• September/October 2018 issue

    September/October 2018 issue

    Seymour: More than an introduction

    Seymour Bernstein's career has had wide-ranging success in a variety of stratospheres—
    first as concert pianist, and then continuing as teacher, author, composer, and frequent lecturer.
    Interview by Jerry Wong.

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  • September/October 2018 issue

    September/October 2018 issue

    An interview with Seymour Fink, master technician

    Seymour Fink has dedicated his life to teaching, performance, and the study of piano technique.
    His sixty-year teaching career has included appointments at Yale, SUNY Binghamton, and Capital University.
    Scottt McBride Smith joins him for an exclusive interview.

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  • Timeless Teaching Videos

    Timeless Teaching Videos

    View the fourth episode from a 1989 interview with Frances Clark.
    Inspirational segments curated from The Frances Clark Center's rich archives.


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    View complete 17 min video (subscribers)
  • RCM Theory Apps

    RCM Theory Apps

    Practice drills that help your students master theory — in between classes!


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    The group will promote educational and musical excellence while building a strong, dynamic teaching community.

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Off to a Great Start – Promoting Success in the New Teaching Year

Off to a Great Start – Promoting Success in the New Teaching Year

Marvin Blickenstaff

If you missed our most recent webinar with Marvin Blickenstaff, click here to access the archives. Sonata and Concerto subscribers can access our previous webinars here too.

This webinar discusses ways to plan for the new teaching year with thoughts on curriculum, practice, and lesson structure. In September, we have the opportunity to plan for the success of the new teaching year for each and every student. Without our careful planning, student progress may be haphazard and filled with false starts and lacking in focus and direction.

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The Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund

The Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund

The Frances Clark Center is thrilled to announce the generous and transformative gift received from renowned teacher Elvina Truman Pearce. This unprecedented legacy gift has been donated by Mrs. Pearce to advance the mission of the Center through meaningful and high-quality teacher education. Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer Snow expressed, "We are overwhelmed and deeply grateful to Elvina for her extraordinary gift. This exceptional contribution establishes the Elvina Pearce Teacher Education Fund that is dedicated to the highest quality teacher education resources, programs, and courses through the Frances Clark Center. Through her generosity, Elvina continues to support the future development of the profession."

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