Susan See is the resident pianoinstructor at Iowa Mennonite Schoolin Kalona, Iowa, and she also maintainsa private studio in Washington, Iowa.She is an educator, collaborativepianist, performer, and presenterholding degrees from Truman StateUniversity and The University of Iowa. She has beenrecognized twice for excellence in teaching by theBelin-Bl...ank Center of The University of Iowa and hascontributed reviews and articles to Clavier Companionand Pan Pipes. More

Closer look: The Music of Teaching

The Music of Teaching: Learning to Trust Students' Natural Development by Barbara Kreader Skalinder By inverting two words— teaching and music — Barbara Kreader Skalinder changes what could have been a fairly mundane title to one that intrigues and gives us pause. But it is her subtitle, Learning to Trust Students' Natural Development , that grabs ...
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Piano Pentathlon and Piano Hullabaloo: Celebrating the piano

Piano Pentathlon and Piano Hullabaloo: Celebrating the piano
​Many music organizations host annual festivals for student pianists each year where students play in a master class atmosphere, are critiqued, and are given suggestions for improvement. These learning opportunities can be extremely valuable, especially for those preparing auditions and recitals.  Yet, I have often wondered exactly what is "fe...
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