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The Schnabel family’s exile in Italy

​Legendary for their ability to ignite the imagination in students, the Schnabel family has provided a rich musical heritage, including a teacher tree linking directly to Czerny and Beethoven through Artur's studies with Leschitizky. One of the Schnabels' most celebrated and influential students, Leon Fleisher, reflects back on his time with the Sc...
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Celebrating fifty years at the New School for Music Study: A three-generation review

Celebrating fifty years at the New School for Music Study: A three-generation review
The New School for Music Study, a not-for-profit community music school specializing in music study at the keyboard, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary during the 2010-2011 academic year. Located in Kingston, New Jersey, the New School for Music Study has 250 students (children and adults) and serves as the teaching laboratory for the Frances Clar...
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Opposing perspectives

Respected  as a celebrated concert artist throughout his lifetime, Sergei Rachmaninoff 's compositions were not as universally appreciated until more recent years, and were in fact sharply criticized at times. In this issue, Robert Palmieri provides an illuminating  retrospective as he observes Rachmaninoff 's passionate public struggle a...
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An Interview with Nelita True: Part II

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I n the March /A pril issu e, Nelita T rue , one of  th e world's gr eat artist-t ea chers, dis cus sed her childhood and teen years as a piano stu dent and her ev oluti on as a teacher. She also described th e cont ribu tions o f  her major influ e nces : Hel en Titus, L eon Fleisher , F e rnand o  Laires, Nadia  B oulanger,&nb...
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The recession-resistant studio, Part II

According to follow-up reports from Music Teachers National Association members, the impact  of the economic crisis on piano studios continues to be related to similar criteria reported in January 2009. A survey was prepared and conducted by graduate students Gulimina Mahamuti and Erika Kinser under the guidance of Dr. Robert Weirich and Dr. D...
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