Autumn 2021: Life in Music

The new school year marks a time of beginnings and discoveries. As lifelong learners, we launch into the fall with aspirational plans for our students and for ourselves. The opportunity to synthesize newly acquired approaches, strategies, and skills inspires us to build on our craft and bring our best to our students. Colleagues attending NCKP...
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Autumn 2021: Reclaiming an Alternative History: New Piano Music of Florence Price

The unconscionable neglect of one of America's greatest composers is finally encountering a slow-burn renaissance which one hopes, for all those pianists and piano teachers with progress in their sights, will become an incandescence of music-making. While those interested in the keyboard music of this composer, described by...
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Autumn 2021: Editor's Letter: Preparing for a Successful Year of Music Making

PAMELA D. PIKE, Editor in Chief and Chief Content Director As I write the editorial column for this issue, the restful summer days are waning, autumn is on the horizon, and preparations for a new year of teaching are underway. Parker Palmer reminds us that autumn "…scatters the seeds that will bring new growth in the spring…"1 This is a valuable me...
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Summer 2021: D. E. I.: "I, Too,"

.I know. Maybe you're pondering if this article will discuss how to engage students in music reading using the Middle C approach included in many pedagogical methods and piano theory manuals? However, the article's title is inspired by the initial words of Langston Hughes' poem I Too— "I, too, sing America." (Hugh...
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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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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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