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A survey of current methods: Bastien Piano Basics

​This issue continues Clavier Companion's survey of piano methods. Each article in this series has three sections—an introductory synopsis by the Associate Editor, two articles written by teachers who have used the method extensively in their studios, and a response from the authors of the method surveyed in the previous issue. We hope that you fin...
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A survey of current methods: The Music Tree

T his issue continues Cl av i er Co m p a ni o n 's survey of piano methods. 1 Each article in this series will have three sections-an introductory synopsis by the Associate Editor, two articles written by teachers who have used the method extensively in their studios, and a response from the authors of the method surveyed in the previous issue. We...
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A survey of current methods: Alfred's Premier Piano Course

This issue continues Clavier Companion's survey of piano methods 1 . Each article in this series will  have three sections - an introductory synopsis by the Associate Editor, two articles written by teachers who have used the method extensively in their studios, and a response from the authors of the method surveyed in the previous issue....
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How do you teach musicality?

We  have all heard it from our beginning (and sometimes more advanced) students-that awful, wooden, unmusical playing. What can we do to fix it? If we tell them to crescendo to a certain note and then get softer, they stiffly climb up and down the dynamic ladder, and it sounds even less musical! Can musi cal playing be taught, or do some ...
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Putting It All Together: Repertoire

Martha Appleby is an independent piano teacher who is known for her effective blend of  expertise, good humor, and common sense. A weIl-traveled teacher,  clinician,  judge, and author, she has written  Follow Me  which  is  published by Neil  A.  Kjos Mu...
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Independence Day: Music Reading

Where Should Reading Come in the Beginner's Curriculum? by Richard Chronister   The best way to teach piano students to read will probably always be a hotly debated item, and we will continue to explore that subject in this department of KEYBOARD COMPANION. Another controversial subject in this area is the one we deal with in this issue — when...
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The Magic Triangle: Teacher/Student/Parent

How Would You Describe a Good Teacher? by Cathy Albergo If y ou have ever moved from one city or state to another, you have gone through the careful process of finding a new doctor, dentist, aerobics teacher, dance teacher, etc. When you were searching for these new professionals to work with you and your family, you probably had an idea of exactly...
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