Questions and Answers: How to Balance Repertoire

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Questions and Answers: What is American Music

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Questions and Answers: What Pieces Do You Refuse to Teach or Perform

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Questions and Answers: How to Access Diverse Repertoire

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Question and Answers: How to Interest Advanced Students in Diverse Repertoire

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Questions and Answers: How Can We Empower Others

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Spring 2021: First Looks: Recordings

E PLURIBUS UNUMLiza Stepanova, PianoNavona NV6300[Total Time: 55:23]navonarecords.comE Pluribus Unum is an extraordinary compendium of works by nine American composers with immigrant backgrounds, including five women. Perhaps the most direct representation of immigrants' journeys is provided by Venezuelan-American composer Reina...
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Spring 2021: First Looks: Book Reviews: Where Are All the Black Female Composers? and Why is My Piano Black and White? by Nathan Holder

Review by Vanessa Cornett When I first held these books in my hands and leafed through their cheerful pages, the same thoughts kept running through my mind. This is how we rock the boat. It's time. Are we ready? I sincerely believe the answer is yes.  Music study can instill a lifelong appreciation of music and the arts, an...
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Winter 2021: Building Diversity in Your Music Career: Interview with Michelle Cann

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Michelle Cann is making history as the newest female Caribbean American to join the piano faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music. Artina McCain (AM): It is a pleasure for me to interview you after watching your career blossom over the past decade. Let's start at the beginning. How did you get started with piano? Michelle Cann (MC): We had mu...
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"Assumptions:" Challenging the Racial and Economic Disparities in our Field During COVID-19

"Assumptions:" Challenging the Racial and Economic Disparities in our Field During COVID-19with Leah Claiborne, Desireé González-Miller, & Artina McCain Did you enjoy this webinar? Please complete our brief survey to help us improve our webinar series and continue to bring you the highest quality resources in piano teaching. 
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Repertoire Swaps: Achieving Diversity and Inclusion through an Effective Repertoire Selection Device

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Quality repertoire selection is crucial for helping our piano students move from the intermediate to advanced levels, and the same is true for university-level students. Yet, persuading teachers to use excellent repertoire composed by women and other minorities remains a challenge. As teachers, we often succumb to using the repertoire we know best,...
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Autumn 2019: Life in Music

The process of redesigning the Piano Magazine gave us, as an organization, the occasion to reflect and innovate. During that process, it emerged that it would be valuable to consider issues and provocative questions of our time that impact our professional and personal lives as musicians. This column is intended to pro...
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Diversity in Music: a Town Hall Discussion

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This is what diversity sounds like

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In her book Hidden Figures (the basis for the 2016 movie of the same name), Margot Lee Shetterly observed, "The electrified fence of segregation and the centuries of shocks it delivered so effectively circumscribed the lives of American blacks that even after the current was turned off, the idea of climbing the fence inspir...
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July/August 2018: Editor's Column

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The Debussy Debate With this issue, we celebrate the centennial of Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Pianists and piano teachers hold him in high esteem as one of the great composers, and, as proof, we still teach and perform his works (and dedicate magazine issues to him). His bold experimentation with harmony, breaks from traditional rules, and colorfu...
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East meets West: Connecting with Chinese students

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Currently, an estimated 40 million students are learning piano in China, and the number continues to grow. In this age of the China boom, there is also a burgeoning interest in the West, leading more Chinese to study abroad than ever before. Now practically any active piano teacher, regardless of where she teaches, is likely to interact with Chines...
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Perspectives: Diversity in the teaching studio

Walk a mile in your neighbor's shoes: Diversity in theteaching studio  by Rachel Kramer and Bennyce Hamilton Music is the universal language.​ This phrase has been in my vocabulary since I was young enough to understand what it meant. As I have become a performing musician, music educator, and community arts participant, I continue to believe ...
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Questions and Answers

Q: Is piano study for everyone? Why or why not?  A: There's an answer to this question that I WISH were true. And there's another answer that probably IS true. WISH piano study was for everyone because I believe that everyone—at any age, with any level of ability, from any socio-economic or ethnic background—can benefit from piano study in mea...
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Teaching in other cultures

In today's diverse world, piano teachers - even those in the U.S. - increasingly require special insight and compassion to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by working with students fro m a variety of cultures. Government and private industry employees are routinely required to complete diversity training on an annual basis. As the U....
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