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Examining the Life and Works of Louise Farrenc

Female composers have been historically underrepresented in the canon of piano literature. Although celebrated in her time, Louise Farrenc—French composer, virtuoso pianist, editor, and professor at the Paris Conservatory—is generally unheard of today. Her works for solo piano include several collections for beginning through advanced pianists, 1 a...
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What is the role of "etudes" in a pianist's development? Which ones do you use and when?

Daily I am reminded of the numerous things that should be taught in lessons to develop knowledgeable and proficient pianists. Certainly in a 30 or even  60-minute lesson, priorities must be established for what will be included and what will be left for another day. In my early years of teaching I emphasized the basic keyboard patterns of scal...
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