Inside the Studio with Rebecca Pennington

This video shows the introduction of a new piece in a group class online. The students work through the preparation steps as a group, practice the piece on their own, and play for the teacher to receive feedback.Music Featured: "On Tiptoe" from Music Tree 1, AlfredTopics: Elementary StudentsOnline Group PianoReading and RhythmStudent Independence
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Inside the Studio with Arlene Steffen

 Neisha started lessons in August 2016 and she is 9 years old. She completed CA Certificate of Merit Level 2 in February and is working primarily from Keith Snell's Piano Repertoire Level 2. She recently finished Streabbog's Pleasant Morning and Mozart's Minuet in F Major. Current repertoire includes Schumann's Wild Rider and LaTour's Sonatina...
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Inside the Studio with Nicholas Phillips

In this lesson, we focused on character and touch that are stylistically appropriate, and I encouraged Promise to think more independently about phrasing. Promise is a Music Education major. We had one lesson on this piece a month prior to recording this video. Music and Technology Featured: Haydn, Piano Sonata in G Major, Hob:XVI:39 (1st movement)...
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Inside the Studio with Spencer Myer

In this lesson, we explore ways for Maddox to make his motion more fluid in Chopin's Etude Op. 10, no. 10. He is stressed about the right hand, so we first address body positioning to increase ease of motion, and then we proceed to examine how to rethink groupings in the left hand to make leaps more fluid. Music Featured: Frédéric Chopin - Etude in...
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Inside the Studio with João Paulo Casarotti

Rilley is a five-year-old piano student in her first semester of piano lessons. We are using the Piano Safari Book 1 and are working on both rote and reading pieces (mostly with intervals of 2nds and 3rd). We used the Flashnote Derby app in order to introduce new notes as well as to reinforce notes she has already learned. In this clip, I introduce...
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Inside the Studio with Paola Savvidou

This video describes how we have maintained components of mindfulness and social support while transitioning from an in-person to an online teaching format with our beginning adult group piano students. Music Featured: Royal Procession, Nancy & Randall FaberAdult Piano Adventures, All-In-One Piano Course, Book 1, Dovetree Productions. Topics: B...
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Spring 2020 Flipbook

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Winter 2020 flipbook

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Autumn 2019 Flipbook

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Summer 2019 flipbook

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Spring 2019 Flipbook

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Spring 2019: Piano News

Orbetello Piano Competition W​e anticipate great solo piano performances in Tuscany this spring. In partnership with Yamaha and the Alink Argerich Foundation, the International Orbetello Piano Competition will be held from April 30 to May 3, 2019. The competition features competitors under the age of 35. It will be followed by the Orbetello Junior ...
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January/February 2019 issue flipbook

​Click here to view an interactive flipbook version of the January/February 2019 issue of Clavier Companion: The Piano Magazine.
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January/February 2019: Piano News

MusicEdConnect Online Conference 2019 Sessions Announced Registration is underway for an innovative and informative online conference. On February 1-2, 2019 more than twenty presenters will give sessions on a broad array of pedagogical topics such as teaching piano technique, coaching students, teaching online, using digital key...
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September/October 2018: Preludes

Piano Competitions Cooper International Competition Winners AnnouncedSeventeen-year-old Tony Siqi Yun (from Canada) recently won the 2018 Cooper Competition performing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23 in the concerto finals with The Cleveland Orchestra. Seventeen-year-old Kai-Min Chang (from Taiwan) placed second, p...
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July/August 2018: Research

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Research on stimulating environments' effect on the brain lands NEA grant for Colorado State University A group of Colorado State University faculty studying the effect that engaging environments have on the brains of aging adults and people with dementia has received a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to continue its work...
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July/August 2018: Preludes

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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 Elvina to advance the mission of the Center through meaningful and high-quality teacher education. Through her generosi...
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Celebrating our colleague, Bruce Berr

We are blessed in our profession to have opportunities to interact with the best in our field—the best teachers, colleagues, friends. Such has been the case for teachers across the country with our colleague, Bruce Berr. Bruce had been an Associate Editor with Keyboard Companion and Clavier Companion since 1997. Recently, he wrote a regular column ...
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Bruce fought a brave battle between esophageal cancer and prevailed. He also had brain metastasis alongside the kidney. We had bes... Read More
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Digital-Only: Piano Palooza in Cleveland!

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Over 50 young musicians had a fun-filled time at Piano Palooza, a carnival of music games for elementary-level piano students ages 12 and under. Participants visited game stations, collected a "punch" for each game played, then traded a completed card for a prize.Piano Palooza grew out of a smaller event that Avon Lake (OH) teacher Lynette Gray fir...
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May/June 2018: Preludes

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Musical News and Notes News from Clavier Companion! Starting with the September/October 2018 issue, Clavier Companion will feature a number of new and expanded columns—improvisational arts, the business of music, wellness and technology. You will see your favorites—Julie Jaffee Nagel, Bradley Sowash, Wendy Stevens, and Leila Viss—from time to time,...
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