Kathleen Murray, NCTM, is Dean of the Conservatory and Professor of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Music Teachers National Association. Her degrees are from Northwestern University, Bowling Green Slate University, and Illinois Wesleyan University.

How Do You Recharge Your Teaching Batteries?

from the series: ​Issues and Ideas: Perspectives in Pedagogy Kathleen Murray, EditorCareful readers of Keyboard Companion will realize that this is not the question presented in the Fall for "In the next issue" of this column. Scheduling conflicts made it impossible for our guest writer to respond to the question posed on Dalcroze's ...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

Can we teach piano technique without physically touching the student?

from the series: ​Issues and Ideas: Perspectives in PedagogyKathleen Murray, Editor Those of us who teach a physicalskill have to try to balance a number of issues. This question was not at or near the top of my list of worries as I began my piano teaching career in the early 1980's, but it has become a worrisome issue in m...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

How does your own piano practicing inform your piano teaching?

​from the series: Issues and Ideas: Perspectives in Pedagogy Kathleen Murray, EditorI think all good teachers find it challenging to carve adequate time for practicing out of incredibly busy schedules. We know we need to do it. We know that our lives are incomplete without it. But none of that adds extra hours to the day. I find that I ne...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

Reprise: What Teacher Was Most Influential in Your Teaching Career and Why?

​from the series: Issues and Ideas: Perspectives in Pedagogy Kathleen Murray, editorI first posed this question back in the summer of 2002, and Bruce Berr and Marcia Bosits shared wonderful stories about their most influential teachers. Martha Hilley and Sam Holland agreed to do the same for this column and I hope you will find their cont...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

About Piano Magazine

Piano Magazine is the leading resource for pianists, piano teachers, and piano enthusiasts. We bring you informative, interesting, and inspiring ideas on all aspects of piano teaching, learning, and performing. The official name of Clavier Companion magazine was changed to Piano Magazine in 2019.

Follow us on

Terms of use

Have Questions?

We are happy to help.

Editorial questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Advertising questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subscription questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Technical questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cron Job Starts