Elvina Pearce studied piano with Isabelle Vengerova and pedagogy with Frances Clark. She was a founding faculty member of the New School for Music Study, one of the founders of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, and Editor-in-Chief of Keyboard Companion magazine from 2000-2006. For fourteen years, she taught piano and pedagogy at Northwestern University. In 2008 she was named by MTNA as a Foundation Fellow, and, in 2011, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. She has presented workshops and recitals in more than forty states as well as in Canada, the Republic of China, and Australia. Her concert career is highlighted by a performance of the Liszt E-Flat Piano Concerto with the Chicago Symphony in Orchestra Hall. A nationally recognized author and composer of educational piano music, Elvina resides in the Chicago suburb of Naperville with her rescue dog Jessie, a three-legged, miniature Australian Shepherd.

What do you like - and what do you not like - about practice?

In all previous issues, our Home Practice Department has addressed questions of concern primarily to teachers. In this issue, we are providing a forum for students to express themselves on the subject of practice.  Early last fall, a questionnaire was distributed to fifty students from the studios of seven teachers. These students ranged in ag...
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The Other Teacher: Home Practice

Elvina Truman Pearce is nationally recognized as a pianist, teacher, lecturer, author, and composer. She studied piano with Isabelle Vengerova and pedagogy with Frances Clark. She is currently an instructor in piano pedagogy and director of the Preparatory Division at Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois. by Elvina Pearce In th...
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