Joanne Haroutounian oversees the piano pedagogy program atGeorge Mason University and presents workshops internationally in pedagogy, musical talent, and gifted/talented arts. She is the author of numerous music publications, including Fourth Finger on B-Flat: Effective Strategies for Teaching Piano.

Inclusion: Part 2, The MusicLink connection

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MusicLink begins with a simple idea: link an eager disadvantaged student with a professional teacher who provides lessons for little or no cost for as long as the child wishes to learn. This simple connection impacts the life of the child as well as that of the teacher. MusicLink teachers soon realize these lessons expand beyond performance skills,...
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Artistic ways of knowing: Teaching the artist within every student

How can we teach every student in our studio to think and perform as artists? We spend so much time in our studios guiding students through performance skills to perfection that we may often overlook the value of developing the process of creative problem solving and interpretive decision making. This session presented a set of Artistic Ways of Kno...
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The "How-Tos" of Practicing

Probably the most important thing we can teach our students is how to practice. And, one of the most challenging things we teach is how to practice well. When we teach practice strategies that instill attention to detail and develop problem-solving skills, we help students understand how to organize life's challenges into daily, weekly, and longer-...
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