Helen Smith Tarchalski teaches in her independent studio in Maryland and at Anne Arundel Community College, and has taught at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory and holds the MTNA Master Teacher Certificate. Her students have performed with the National Philharmonic Orchestra an...d at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. She serves as Keyboardist for the Londontowne Symphony and Regional Leader for the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program. More

September/October 2018: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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Keyboard Kids' Companion

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The Schnabel family’s exile in Italy

​Legendary for their ability to ignite the imagination in students, the Schnabel family has provided a rich musical heritage, including a teacher tree linking directly to Czerny and Beethoven through Artur's studies with Leschitizky. One of the Schnabels' most celebrated and influential students, Leon Fleisher, reflects back on his time with the Sc...
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The recession-resistant studio, Part II

According to follow-up reports from Music Teachers National Association members, the impact  of the economic crisis on piano studios continues to be related to similar criteria reported in January 2009. A survey was prepared and conducted by graduate students Gulimina Mahamuti and Erika Kinser under the guidance of Dr. Robert Weirich and Dr. D...
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Teaching in other cultures

In today's diverse world, piano teachers - even those in the U.S. - increasingly require special insight and compassion to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by working with students fro m a variety of cultures. Government and private industry employees are routinely required to complete diversity training on an annual basis. As the U....
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