Andrea McAlister, D.M.A., NCTM, is Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She is in frequent demand as a clinician and has recently presented lectures on the language of teaching and educational technology at the MTNA Conference and the International Society for Music Education Conference.

Class Piano and COVID-19

In this unprecedented time of uncertainty around COVID-19, class piano instructors are faced with the daunting task of moving instruction online. This task is made even more difficult with students in locations without access to a piano or keyboard. It is important to organize yourself and your students in order to create an online e...
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Questions and Answers: Dotted Quarter Eighth Note Rhythm

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Daniel Tsukamoto
Will there ever be online transmission, where I don't have to worry about 1/8 of a second delay while doing demonstration to my st... Read More
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Isata Kanneh-Mason: A Rising Star

The Kanneh-Mason family is not your typical family. All seven siblings, whose ages range from nine to twenty-two, have achieved musical accomplishments far beyond their ages. As both soloists and in ensemble, they have quite an impressive list of performances to their credit, including the BBC Young Musician competition, BBC Proms, the BAFTAS ...
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A Partnership in Music and Life

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An Interview with Angela Cheng and Alvin ChowThe National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy is thrilled to welcome Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow as the 2019 NCKP Conference Artists. This will be the second appearance at NCKP for the wife-husband duo, having first performed in 2005 as a tribute to pedagogue and mentor Nelita True. This year, Angela...
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Teaching with Technology: New Tools For the Piano Studio

Did you enjoy this webinar? Please complete our brief survey to help us improve our webinar series and continue to bring you the highest quality resources in piano teaching. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY
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Teachers and educators have a wide assortment of obligations, including creating homeroom educational programs, showing courses, a... Read More
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The is a video and it comes along with the caption that says Teaching with Technology: He needed superior papers for me and her. N... Read More
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Teaching with Technology: New Tools For the Piano Studio

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Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39

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Preparation and PresentationPieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one:Beethoven - Ecossaise in G Major, WoO 23Niamath - Playful PuppyNiamath - PenguinsCreative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate success: Learn the LH o...
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Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39, No.20

Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39, No.20
Preparation and PresentationContext: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneBeethoven - Ecossaise in G Major, WoO 23Niamath - Playful PuppyNiamath - Penguins Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate suc...
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Benjamin Grosvenor: Beyond his years

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When Benjamin Grosvenor walked onto the stage of Oberlin College's Finney Chapel, he easily could have been mistaken for one of the many piano majors on campus. From the opening measures of the Bach French Suite in G Major, however, any thoughts that Grosvenor was anything but a seasoned professional were quickly put to rest. At just 25 years of ag...
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The future of piano teaching - Technology and the learning process

Editor's note: In the November/December 2014 issue, Clavier Companion launched a series of articles addressing the future of piano teaching. This article is part of that series, which will continue in future issues.  "The popularity of this new pastime among children has increased rapidly . . . This new invader of the privacy of the home has b...
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Twenty-First Century Pedagogy: A Whole New World Again

Do you have an iPad or some other type of tablet? How about a smartphone? Do you use them in your lessons? A large number of responses would probably be in the affirmative, but how are university pedagogy programs training the next generation of piano teachers to use these and other technologies? Are collegiate piano pedagogues grappling with new w...
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