Pianist, scholar, and educator, Dr. Leah Claiborne, promotes diversity in the arts by championing piano music by Black composers in her performances, research, and teaching. Dr. Claiborne is the coordinator of Keyboard Studies at the University of the District of Columbia. She received her D.M.A. and M.M. degrees at the University of Michigan and her B.M. degree at Manhattan School of Music.

Ten Things You Can Do to Diversify Your Studio

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Foreword by Artina McCain I am honored to be the editor for a column that will highlight voices of change in our musical community. If you are looking to be a part of the solution and an ally for diversity in piano education, we strive to help you achieve that goal. In the midst of racial turmoil in America, many piano teachers are wondering w...
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Pinto: Run! Run! from Memories of Childhood

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Burgmuller: Ballade Op. 100 No.15 from 25 Progressive PiecesCatherine Rollin: Prelude in D Flat Major Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement ...
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