How do you counsel a student after a disappointing performance?

Know and understand your student as a person by Phyllis Pieffer  Is there any performer who has not experienced a "disappointing" performance at some point in his or her career? Is there any teacher who has never had students experience a "disappointing" performance? Of course not!  I still remember the sage advice of ...
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How Do You Decide What to Say After Your Student Finishes Playing? Part II

Piano teachers have to make dozens, perhaps hundreds, of decisions during each teaching day. But, have you ever really thought about how you make all of those decisions? Do you just say the first thing that comes to mind? Do you have a particular procedure for deciding? In the Autumn 1993 issue of KEYBOARD COMPANION, Alana and Richard Kennell ...
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Are Progress Reports Helpful in Magic Triangle Communications?

Dear Reader, It has been an education, a challenge, and a pleasure to be the Associate Editor of the Magic Triangle Department since the first issue of Keyboard Companion in the spring of 1990. I have enjoyed the opportunity to communicate with our readers and to investigate the many issues involving the Magic Triangle. Now, as the time has come fo...
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