Sean Schulze is currently on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music where he teaches Piano Pedagogy and Piano Literature in addition to serving as Head of CIM's nationally recognized Preparatory Piano Department. His students have won numerous local and national awards (including the national MTNA Senior Performance Competition), and have appeared as concerto soloists with orchestra on more than twenty occasions. Schulze is the founder and director of Summer Sonata that takes place annually on the CIM campus.

Mozart: Fantasie in D Minor, K.397

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Preparation and PresentationContext: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneClementi: Sonatina Op. 36, No. 6Burgmuller: The Knight Errant Op.100, No. 25Tchaikovsky: Album for the Young (The New Doll, Reverie)Kuhlau Sonatina Op.20, No. 1JS Bach: Short Prelude BWV 925Get Ready: Creative activities to explore ...
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Steps to Parnassus: Preparing Students to Play Advanced Masterworks

All learning of complex knowledge and sophisticated skills must be approached by first learning more limited and simplified versions of what students are eventually needing to master. The nature of the simplifications—the substance and magnitude of each task, the sequence in which the tasks are presented, the speed of ...
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